UBCCRU seeks to investigate the impact of computer and Internet technologies on everyday life. Specialisms are as follows:

  • Cyberpsycholgy and Multi-User Virtual Environments (MUVEs).
  • Individual differences in computer-related behaviours and attitudes: computer addiction, anger and engagement.
  • Technology Enhanced Learning

UBCCRU members



Research Students

Mike Green
E-mail-related occupational stress
Carmel Smith
Social relations in Second Life
Carolyn Stuart
Computer use, and stress
Tom Garner
Scary sounds in computer games


Postgraduate research degrees

We welcome enquiries from people interested in studying for a postgraduate research degree (either Ph.D. or M.Phil.) on a topic relating to computer-related psychology or cyberpsychology. If you have a topic in mind and have at least a BSc Psychology (Class 2:1) degree or an equivalent qualification, to enquire about the possibility of studying at Bolton please e-mail Dr. John Charlton at jc4@bolton.ac.uk or telephone on 01204 903142.

Alternatively, please see the  Psychology website  for details of postgraduate study.