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PhD student at Bournemouth University in the Faculty of Science and Technology.

My PhD is investigating the effect of group processes & social identities within online hacking communities, an interdisciplinary project combining social psychology and cybersecurity. The primary areas of investigation are group processes, group social identity and trust online.

Journal Articles




  • Thackray, 2016. Anonymous: Online group processes, social identity and cybersecurity. In: Bournemouth University 8th Annual Post Graduate Conference.

Profile of Teaching PG

  • Cyberpsychology

Profile of Teaching UG

  • Cyber Psychology

Internal Responsibilities

  • Website Admin Assistant, Research Centre for Behaviour Change

Conference Presentations

  • Realigning Cyber Security Education, Incorporating Psychology into Cyber Security Education: Key Areas and Pedagogical Approaches, 27 Nov 2017, Canberra
  • Symposium on Cyber Security, Motivations, group processes and decision making of hackers and hacktivists, 14 Nov 2017, Manchester
  • DefCon SE Village, Hackers gonna hack: But do they know why?, 27 Jul 2017, Caesars Palace, Las Vegas
  • 22nd Annual CyberPsychology, CyberTherapy & Social Networking Conference (CYPSY22), Challenge accepted: Data Collection from hacking communities, 26 Jun 2017, Wolverhampton
  • British HCI Conference, Social Psychology: An under-used tool in Cybersecurity, 11 Jul 2016, Bournemouth University
  • 3rd INSPR Conference, Anonymous Online Hacking Collectives, 09 Jun 2016, University of Cambridge
  • Bournemouth University 8th Annual Post Graduate Conference, Anonymous: Online group processes, social identity and cybersecurity, 08 Mar 2016, Bournemouth


  • MSc in Contemporary Identities (University of Bristol, 2013)
  • BA (Hons) in Italian and Politics (Swansea University, 2012)
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