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Linda Little

Author: Linda Little


Linda is a Reader and Chartered Psychologist within the Department of Psychology. She teaches at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels on various modules including Social Psychology and Work and the Environment. She is also a Associate Director of the Psychology and Communications Technology (PaCT) Lab - part of the Centre for Cognition and Communication.

Linda's main research areas are behaviour change techniques, privacy, trust, technology use in public places, the impact of age and disability on technology use. Her research has been funded by major research grants from the ESRC, EPSRC, MOD and industry. She has attracted (as PI and CoI) grants totalling approximately £1.7 million and published widely in the fields of accessibility, privacy, security and trust. She has developed new methods for assessing existing and future technologies. Linda has also worked with local companies increasing the research capacity and culture of the North East.
Linda has undertaken consultancy work and regularly presents her work at national and international conferences. She is a member of the BPS and an editor for the Journal Interacting with Computers and the Social Science Computer Review journal.


Publication period start: 2005
Number of co-authors: 9


Number of publications with favourite co-authors
Alex Taylor
Elizabeth Sillence
Pam Briggs

Productive Colleagues

Most productive colleagues in number of publications
Vassilis Kostakos
Eamonn O'Neill
Abigail Sellen


Little, Linda, Sillence, Elizabeth, Sellen, Abigail, Taylor, Alex (2009): The family and communication technologies. In International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, 67 (2) pp. 125-127. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhcs.2008.08.007

Little, Linda, Briggs, Pam (2009): Private whispers/public eyes: Is receiving highly personal information in a public place s. In Interacting with Computers, 21 (4) pp. 316-322. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.intcom.2009.06.002

Kostakos, Vassilis, O'Neill, Eamonn, Little, Linda, Sillence, Elizabeth (2005): The social implications of emerging technologies. In Interacting with Computers, 17 (5) pp. 475-483. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.intcom.2005.03.001

Little, Linda, Briggs, Pamela, Coventry, Lynne (2005): Public space systems: Designing for privacy?. In International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, 63 (1) pp. 254-268. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhcs.2005.04.018

Little, Linda, Briggs, Pam (2008): Ubiquitous Healthcare: Do we want it?. In: Proceedings of the HCI08 Conference on People and Computers XXII , 2008, . pp. 53-56. https://www.bcs.org/server.php?show=ConWebDoc.21407

Sillence, Elizabeth, Little, Linda, Briggs, Pam (2008): E-health. In: Proceedings of the HCI08 Conference on People and Computers XXII , 2008, . pp. 179-180. https://www.bcs.org/server.php?show=ConWebDoc.21486

Little, Linda, Sillence, Elizabeth, Briggs, Pam (2009): Ubiquitous systems and the family: thoughts about the networked home. In: Proceedings of the 2009 Symposium on Usable Privacy and Security , 2009, . pp. 6. https://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1572532.1572540

Little, Linda (2009): The family and communication technologies. In: Proceedings of the 2009 Symposium on Usable Privacy and Security , 2009, . pp. 53. https://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1572532.1572595

Thomas, Lisa, Briggs, Pam, Little, Linda (2010): The impact of using location-based services with a behaviour-disordered child: a case stud. In: Proceedings of the Sixth Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction , 2010, . pp. 503-510. https://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1868914.1868971