Oxford University psychologist Amy Orben's research tackles questions concerning one of society's most recent and widespread developments: the rise of online social networks. Using both data-driven and experimental methodology she aims to investigate how online social networking sites such as Facebook are shaping human relationships. Her interests also extend to business applications of her research and public outreach, as Amy regularly advises start-ups and collaborates with the media.
Amy is the appointed College Lecturer in Psychology at The Queen's College, a constituent college of the University of Oxford. After receiving a first class degree from the University of Cambridge, Amy is currently in her last year of her doctorate at the University of Oxford under supervision of world-leading researchers Professor Robin Dunbar and Miles Hewstone. She enjoys discussing and speaking about the influence of online social networks and the need for understanding their psychological underpinnings. Amy is regularly invited to speak and teach at various events, please do not hesitate to contact or connect with her via the links below.