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  • Yvonne McDermott Rees

Post-doctoral position on the TRUE project team


Some of the team at our conference in the Inner Temple, November 2023


We will soon be advertising for a new post-doctoral research fellow to join the TRUE project team, starting 1 July 2024 for 36 months, and welcome informal enquiries at this stage. This will be a Grade 8 role on Swansea University's salary scale (£38,205-£44,263/year).

The ideal candidate will have a PhD in Psychology or a cognate discipline (e.g. social science, criminology, HCI), or be near completion of same. Ideally, you will have experience in conducting online research with members of the public, particularly in relation to trust, the evaluation of information, and/or the online environment.


The successful candidate will:

1. Conduct online experiments to analyse public awareness of deepfakes and how perceptions of deepfakes impact upon the perceived trustworthiness of user-generated evidence.

2. Collaborate with the PI (Professor Yvonne McDermott Rees) and the wider team (including Dr. Gabriela Jiga-Boy, School of Psychology) to analyse laypeople’s perceptions of user-generated evidence.

3. Identify the factors that feed into the perceived credibility, reliability and probative value of user-generated evidence and test these factors through online and offline experiments (including, if relevant, analysis of our mock jury deliberation data).

4. Proactively contribute to and conduct research, including by gathering, preparing and analysing data and presenting results, exhibiting a degree of independence in terms of specifying the focus and direction of research.

5. Prepare reports and papers describing the results of the research, both confidential and for publication. The appointee is expected to be actively engaged in the writing and publishing of research papers, particularly those intended for publication in peer-reviewed journals, as a normal part of their role.


Please get in touch with Yvonne or Gabi to discuss further!

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