Professor Lynne Coventry

Lynne is Professor and Director of the Psychology and Communication Technology Lab (PaCTLab) at Northumbria. Her HCI research is focussed upon security, trust and privacy behaviours. She is Northumbria’s PI for a Euro 4.2 Million Horizon 2020 project (ACANTO), exploring privacy issues for technology supporting the mobility of older adults and a Co-I on Horizon 2020 (CYBECO) investigating cybersecurity insurance and EPSRC (cSALSA) exploring cybersecurity across the lifespan. Previously she was Northumbria lead for a £1.1 million EPSRC project (Chaise) and is a founding member of the UK’s Research Institute of the Science of Cybersecurity. She led a Government Office for Science Report on ‘Using behavioural insights to improve the public’s use of cyber security best practice’ and was a member of the Blackett Review for the GOS 2014 Report ‘The Internet of Things: Making the most of the Second Digital Revolution’. She co–authored the ESRC/Dstl commissioned review on cyber situational awareness, on trust and privacy issues surrounding Big Data and IoT. She sits on the government Advisory Board for the Security of IOT.