Dr Emma Short
Reader in Cyber Psychology
I am a Chartered Health Psychologist and am registered with the Health Professionals Council as a Practitioner Psychologist. I am an experienced teacher and researcher in Higher Education, having delivered and designed courses in Health Psychology, Counselling and Coaching Psychology at undergraduate and post graduate level. My areas of specialised teaching have included coaching psychology, trauma, technology and relationships, stalking as well as health and eating/weight concerns.
My work with the National Centre for Cyberstalking Research (NCCR) has enabled me to work with a multidisciplinary team of researchers, covering areas of threat associated with online behaviour. As a group we have been involved in delivering funded projects, most recently a Police Innovation Funded project designed to improve capabilities in the police response to cyber harassment and cyberstalking.
Television and Media Work
I am a regular contributor to press and broadcast media in the areas of modern technology, cyberstalking, trolling, cyberbullying, non-consensual pornography and the changing nature of communication.
- I am part of the PG Forensic Psychology MSc teaching team
- Short, E., Brown, A., Pitchford, M., Barnes. J. (2017). Revenge Porn, Findings from the Harassment and Revenge Porn (HARP) Survey – Preliminary Findings. Annual Review of CyberTherapy and Telemedicine. Vol 15.
- Brown, A., Gibson, M., Short, E. (2017). Modes of Cyberstalking and Cyberharassment: Measuring the negative effects in the lives of victims in the UK. Annual Review of CyberTherapy and Telemedicine. Vol 15.
- Worsley, J. D., Wheatcroft, J.M., Short, E., Corcoran, R. (2017). Victims’ voices: Understanding the emotional impact of cyberstalking and how individuals cope with this phenomenon Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 17, 50-63.
- Alhaboby, Z.A., Barnes, J., Evans, H. and Short, E. (2017). Cyber-Victimization of People with Chronic Conditions and Disabilities: A Systematic Review of Scope and Impact. Trauma, Violence, & Abuse.
- Alhaboby, Z.A., Barnes, J., Evans, H. and Short, E. (2017). Challenges facing online research: Experiences from research concerning cyber-victimisation of people with disabilities. Cyberpsychology: Journal of Psychosocial Research on Cyberspace, 11(1).
- Al-Khateeb, H.M., Epiphaniou, G., Alhaboby, Z.A., Barnes, J. and Short, E. (2017). Cyberstalking: Investigating formal intervention and the role of Corporate Social Responsibility. Telematics and Informatics, 34(4), pp.339-349.
- Alhaboby, Z.A., al-Khateeb, H.M., Barnes, J. and Short, E. (2016). ‘The language is disgusting and they refer to my disability’: the cyberharassment of disabled people. Disability & Society, 31(8), pp.1138-1143.
- Short, E, Barnes, J. Conradie, L. Brown, A, Alhaboby, Z. Conrad, M. Pitchford, M., Dobocan, A. (2016). Cyberharassment and Cyberbullying; Individual and Institutional Perspectives. Annual Review of CyberTherapy and Telemedicine. Vol 14, P.115-122.
- Frommholz, I. al-Khateeb, H.M. Ghasen, Z. Potthast, M. Stein, B. Shukla, M, Short, E. (2016). On Textual Analysis and Machine Learning for Harassment and Cyberstalking Detection, Datenbank-Spektrum Vol 7.1-9.
- Short, E., Hart, J., Guppy, A., Barnes, J. (2015). The Impact of Cyber stalking. Studies in Media and Communication Vol.3, No.2. 23-37.
- Stanley T., Barnes J., Short E. (2015). Appearance – focused internet use. Studies in Media and Communication in press Vol.3, No.2.
- Short, E., Stanley, T., Baldwin, M., and Scott, G. (2015). Behaving Badly Online: Establishing Norms of Unacceptable Behaviours.Studies in Media and Communication Vol. 2, No. 2.
- Short, E., Linford, S., Wheatcroft, J.M., and Maple, C. (2014). The Impact of Cyberstalking: The Lived Experience - A Thematic Analysis. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics. 199 Annual Review of Cybertherapy and Telemedicine 133 - 137.
- Scott, G., Bruce, G., and Short, E. (2014). It’s not what you say, it’s how you say it: Language use on Facebook impacts employability but not attractiveness. Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking.Vol. 17, No. 8.
- Carsten Maple, Emma Short, Antony Brown, Chris Bryden and Michael Salter (2012).
Cyberstalking in the UK: Analysis and Recommendations International Journal of Distributed Systems and Technologies (IJDST) Volume 3, Issue 4.
- Short, E., Kinman, E., and Baker, S. (2010). 'Evaluating the impact of a peer coaching intervention on wellbeing amongst psychology undergraduate students' International Coaching Psychology Review, 5, 1.
- Short, E., and McMurray, I. (2009). 'Does being a mobile phone user put individuals at increased risk of experiencing harassment?' Human Technology, 5, 2.
- Passmore, A., Palmer, S., Short, E., and White, E. (2010). The Coaching Census – Building an Understanding of coaching and coaching psychology practice in the UK. Coaching Psychology International. Volume 3, Issue 2.
- Linda Jenkins, Jonathan Passmore , Stephen Palmer \nd Emma Short (2012):The nature and focus of coaching in the UK today: a UK survey report, Coaching: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice, 5:2, 132-150.
- Whybrow, A., and Short, E. (2008). "What is research to the profession of coaching psychology and what is the SGCP doing to promote it?" The Coaching psychologist Volume 4, No. 3.
- Short, E., and Blumberg, M. (2009). "Coaching Psychology in Action".The Coaching psychologist Volume 4, No 4.
- Maple C, Short E and Brown, A (2011) Cyberstalking in the United Kingdom, an Analysis of the ECHO Pilot Survey
- Short, E. and McMurray, I. (2015). An Exploration Of Intrusive Mobile Phone Behaviour. In Z. Yan (Ed). Encyclopedia of Mobile Phone Behaviour. In Z. Yan (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Mobile Phone Behavior (Volumes 1, 2, & 3). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.
- Alhaboby, Z. A., Evans, H., Barnes, J., & Short, E. (2018). Disability and Cyber Victimisation MediAbility Book Collection McFarland Press.
- Short, E. and Barnes, J. (2017). Psychological explanations of stalking. In Our Encounters with Stalking, PCCS, Monmouth.
- Al-Khateeb, H., Alhaboby, Z.A., Barnes, J., Brown, A., Brown, R., Cobley, P., Gilbert, J., McNamara, N., Short, E. and Shukla, M. (2015). A practical guide to coping with cyberstalking. Andrews UK Limited, 2015.
- Short, E., Alhabaoby, Z., McNamara, N. & Barnes, J. (2015). Recognising the Impact of Cyberstalking. A practical Guide to Coping with Cyberstalking. National Centre for Cyberstalking Research, Andrews UK Limited.
- Barnes,J. & Short, E. (2015). Who Stalks and Why. A Practical Guide To Coping With Cyberstalking, National Centre for Cyberstalking Research, UK: Andrews UK Limited.
- McNamara, N., Short, E and Barnes, J. (2015). Psychological Advice and Coping. A Practical Guide To Coping With Cyberstalking, National Centre for Cyberstalking Research, UK: Andrews UK Limited.
- Barnes,J. & Short, E. (2015). Problem Internet Behaviours. A Practical Guide To Coping With Cyberstalking, National Centre for Cyberstalking Research, UK: Andrews UK Limited.
- Short, E. and Maple, C. (2011). "Observation of the incidence of trauma and related impacts associated with the experience of cyberstalking" has been accepted as Oral Paper Presentation by the European Conference for Traumatic Stress.
- Short, E, and Dobocan, A (2016) Cyberharassment and Cyberbullying; Individual and Institutional Perspectives. Cypsy21. Dublin.
- Conradie, L. and Short, E. (2015) Cyberstalking or cyberharassment? Unsanctioned connections and access to client information through social network sites in the Human services. Cyberspace 2015 28th November 2015. BRNO. Published in conference proceedings.
- Worsley, J., Corcoran, R., Wheatcroft, J.M., & Short, E. (2015) Impact of cyberstalking on mental health and well-being. Presented to Division of Forensic Psychology Annual Conference, Manchester Metropolitan University. Published in Conference proceedings.
- Barnes J, Scott, G. & Short E. (2014) PTSD and the Impact of Cyberstalking. Annual Cyberpsychology and Cybertherapy Conference. Washington. Published in conference proceedings.
- Short E, Linford Sand Wheatcroft J. M. (2014) The Impact of Cyberstalking – the qualitative experience Annual Cyberpsychology and Cybertherapy Conference. Washington. Published in conference proceedings.
- Scott, G., Barnes, J. & Short, E. (2014). Emerging Social Norms online Annual Cyberpsychology and Cybertherapy Conference. Washington. Published in conference proceedings.
- Stanley T & Short E (2014) Social Networking Sites and the Thin-Beauty Ideal: An Investigation into Appearance-Focussed Internet Use, Online Addiction and Body Image Concerns. British Psychological Society Annual Student conference.
- Burton, Z., and Short, E. (2014.) Risk Taking Online and inappropriate Cyber Contact. British Psychological Society Annual Student conference.
- Baker, S., Short, E. & Kinman, G. (2014). Perceptions of Working with the Boundaries between Coaching and Counselling in Practice. Paper presented at SGCP 4th International Congress of Coaching Psychology. London. Published in conference proceedings.
- Short, E. and Maple, C. (2011). "Observation of the incidence of trauma and related impacts associated with the experience of cyberstalking" has been accepted as Oral Paper Presentation by the European Conference for Traumatic Stress
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