Professor Julia Davidson
Director of the Institute for Connected Communities (incorporating the Online Harms and Cybercrime Unit)
, School of Psychology
Prof Davidson is Director of the Institute for Connected Communities. The Institute for Connected Communities (ICC) focuses on connected offline and online communities exploring contemporary issues including harms, cybercrime, safety, security, health and wellbeing. The ICC is an interdisciplinary cluster including world leading academics from health, criminology and cybercriminology, psychology, cyberpsychology, policing and law working across the University and wider society. The ICC has a substantial portfolio of high-quality, externally funded national and international research projects that are innovative and impact upon policy, practice and communities. Our focus is on social, psychological, legal, economic and cultural factors that influence safety, security, health and wellbeing. The ICC works with governments worldwide, industry, service providers and practitioners. We also work with some of the poorest, most marginalised and mobile communities in the UK to promote health and reduce inequalities. We work closely with the UK and international governments, the safety tech industry, NGOs and charities in the online harms and cybercrime arenas.
- PhD (LSE) Social Policy
- MSc (LSE) Criminology
- BA (Hons) Social Science
Areas Of Interest
Cybercrime, online child and adult harms, safety tech
- Chair of the UK Council for Internet Safety Evidence Group
- Chair of the Independent Inquiry into Institutional Child Sexual Abuse Research Ethics Committee
- Academic Advisor to the Europol Cybercrime Centre (EC3)
- Advisor (research) to the Technology Coalition.