Outline of work:
In line with the spread of smartphones, there has been a growing interest in internet-based behavioural addictions. My PhD focusses on attentional differences and social media addiction. In addressing this topic, I run experiments that employ a wide range of attentional tasks. A recent focus of my research has been the attentional correlates of the self-reported flow state attained by some during social media use. Understanding attentional differences between those at risk of social media addiction and the general population will provide cognitive insight into the problematic use of social networks.