I am a Research Associate in the School of Computing Science at Newcastle University, where I work in the Digital Interaction group (DIG), based in the Culture Lab.

I'm a human-computer interaction researcher with a background in computer science. My research interests are centred around applying principles of human computer interaction in contexts that traditionally have adopted a 'user hostile' outlook. These interests are often grounded in usable privacy and security, financial interactions, and healthcare. I am also really excited by the possibilities of crowdsourcing to solve collective problems and increase participation in civic life.

Projects I'm currently working on, or did so in the past, can be found on the projects page. My Google Scholar profile is here.

I have industry research experience at the Nokia Research Centre in Helsinki, Finland within the Trustworthy Communications and Identities group; also at Microsoft Research Cambridge in the Socio-Digital Systems group.

Away from research I'm a keen sportsman; in particular I'm into football, cricket. Also I completed the Great North Run -- a half-marathon -- in 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013 to raise funds for Martin House Children's Hospice.

Some recent publications:
Dunphy, P., Vines, J., Coles-Kemp, L,Vlachokyriakos, V., Wright, P., McCarthy,J., Olivier,P. 2014. Understanding the Role of User Experience in Security and Privacy Technologies. To Appear NSPW 2014

Vlachokyriakos, V., Dunphy, P., Taylor, N., Comber, R. and Olivier, P. 2014. BallotShare: Exploring the Design Space of Digital Voting in a Workplace environment. Computers in Human Behaviour.

Vines, J., Dunphy, P., and Monk, A. 2014. Pay or Delay: The Role of Technology When Managing a Low Income. (In Press) In: Proceedings of the 2014 ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. **CHI Honourable Mention Award*

A complete list of publications can be found on the publications page.