Department of Psychology

Dr Lia Emanuel

Lia Emanuel

Research Associate

Wessex House 6.16

The SuperIdentity project

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Dr Lia Emanuel is a Research Associate in the Department of Psychology.

She is currently working on the Super Identity project which aims to develop an identification model that combines a wide range of both real-world and cyber identity measures.

She is particularly interested in the self-disclosure of identity information within different domains (face-to-face, social network sites, blogs, etc.) as well as individuals’ attitudes and perceived acceptability of identification tools, and the acceptance of new technology more broadly.

Lia is also a member of the CREATE Lab.

Research interests

  • Self-concept and identity in physical and online environments
  • trust and acceptance in technology
  • automaticity and prime-to-behaviour effects
  • social Cognition.


Book Sections

Joel-Edgar, S., Shi, L., Emanuel, L., Jones, S., Watts, L., Newnes, L., Payne, S., Hicks, B. and Culley, S., 2017. Visual support for complex repair operations in a global aerospace company. In: Bendoly, E. and Clark, S., eds. Visual Analytics for Management. Abingdon: Routledge, pp. 100-112.

Emanuel, L. and Stanton Fraser, D. E. B., 2014. Exploring physical and digital identity with a teenage cohort. In: IDC '14 Proceedings of the 2014 conference on Interaction design and children. New York: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), pp. 67-76.

Scholtz, J., Love, O., Whiting, M., Hodges, D., Emanuel, L. and Stanton Fraser, D., 2014. Utility evaluation of models. In: BELIV '14 Proceedings of the Fifth Workshop on Beyond Time and Errors: Novel Evaluation Methods for Visualization. ACM, pp. 160-167.


Emanuel, L., Neil, G., Bevan, C., Stanton Fraser, D., Stevenage, S., Whitty, M. and Jamison-Powell, S., 2014. Who am I? Representing the self offline and in different online contexts. Computers in Human Behavior, 41.

Bruce, J., Scholtz, J., Hodges, D., Emanuel, L., Stanton Fraser, D., Creese, S. and Love, O., 2014. Pathways to identity: using visualization to aid law enforcement in identification tasks. Security Informatics, 3 (12), 1 - 13.

Conference or Workshop Items

Gopsill, J., Hicks, B., Snider, C., Joel-Edgar, S. and Emanuel, L., 2017. Automatic Design Structure Matrices:A Comparison of Two Formula Student Projects. In: 21st International Conference on Engineering Design, 2017-08-21 - 2017-08-25, University of British Columbia.

Snider, C., Emanuel, L., Gopsill, J., Joel-Edgar, S. and Hicks, B., 2017. Identifying the influences on performance of engineering design and development projects. In: International Conference on Engineering Design, 2016-08-21 - 2016-08-25, University of British Columbia.

Emanuel, L., Bevan, C. and Hodges, D., 2013. What does your profile really say about you? Privacy warning systems and self-disclosure in online social network spaces. In: ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI2013), 2013-04-29 - 2013-05-02. New York: ACM, pp. 799-804.

Bevan, C., Emanuel, L., Padget, J., Swart, J., Powell, J. and Basurra, S., 2013. Factors in the emergence and sustainability of self-regulation. In: AISB Convention. Social Coordination: Principles, Artefacts and Theories (SOCIAL.PATH)., 2013-04-03 - 2013-04-05.

Emanuel, L. and Stanton Fraser, D. E. B., 2013. Identity and privacy in a hyper-connected world: Applying participatory design methods with young users. In: 1st Annual Cyberpsychology Conference, 2013-09-19.

Emanuel, L. L., Butler, L. T. and Hall, N. R., 2010. Nonconscious mimicry: Gesture exposure and cognitive load. In: British Psychology Society Social Section Annual Conference, 2010-09-07 - 2010-09-09.

Emanuel, L. L., Butler, L. T. and Hall, N. R., 2010. The perceptive chameleon: Impact of exposure and divided attention on nonconscious mimicry. In: Society for Personality and Social Psychology Annual Conference, 2010-01-28 - 2010-01-30.

Emanuel, L. L., Butler, L. T. and Hall, N. R., 2009. Nonconscious mimicry: Investigating reliability of the effect and impact of gesture type. In: British Psychology Society Annual Conference, 2009-04-01 - 2009-04-03.


Emanuel, L., 2012. Nonconscious behavioural mimicry: Examining the methods used to produce mimicry and the automatic nature of the effect. Thesis (Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)). University of Reading, Whiteknights.

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