I am undertaking a PhD in Cybersecurity at University College London (UCL), supervised by Prof. Emiliano De Cristofaro and Dr Tristan Caulfield. My work draws from various fields, including human-computer interaction, computer science, social psychology, and behavioral science.

Research

I study the sociocognitive aspects of why misinformation proliferates online, and why trends of polarization are continually rising. My research takes the view that polarization can create a fertile environment for misinformation to proliferate. Primarily, I attempt to understand the motivations behind why people believe certain things over others, how these motivations impact upon information processing, and the contexts under which accuracy goals can supersede other motivations in information processing.

Education

  • MSc in Behavioural Science
    Durham University
    Kurt Lewin Prize as cohort top performer
    Dissertation supervisor: Dr. Andrew Marcinko
  • BSc in Psychology
    University of East Anglia
    British Psychological Society Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Performance (cohort top performer)
    Dissertation supervisor: Dr. Charles Seger

Personal

I was born in Limassol, Cyprus. I like to spend my free time as creatively as I can, and I usually spend it playing guitar or writing music, editing videos, experimenting with new food recipes (usually unsuccessfully), or reading non-fiction. When I can’t be bothered to do any of those, I’ll probably be playing whatever’s on sale on Steam that week.