Dr Emma Short

Senior Lecturer in Psychology in the School of Social Sciences and Professions

Dr Emma Short in corridor looking to the left

Emma joined London Met in October 2022, after holding posts at De Montfort University and the University of Bedfordshire. She is a Chartered Health Psychologist who specialises in cyberpsychology. She has conducted research in the area of cyberstalking, image based sexual abuse and technology facilitated abuse since 2005, working with partners in the third sector, higher education, the police and government bodies.

Emma has taught across the psychology curriculum at undergraduate and postgraduate level, with special focus on cyberpsychology, forensic psychology and health.

Short, E., Bradbury, P., Martellozzo, E., Frost, S., & Bleakley, P. (2022). Frontline response: exploring the impact of COVID-19 on stalking behaviours. Journal of police and criminal psychology, 1-9.

Martellozzo, E., Bleakley, P., Bradbury, P., Frost, S., & Short, E. (2022). Police responses to cyberstalking during the Covid-19 pandemic in the UK. The Police Journal, 0032258X221113452.

Bleakley, P., Frost, S., Bradbury, P., Short, E., & Martellozzo, E. (2022). The right tool for the job: Evaluating police experiences of a pilot tool for responding to stalking. Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practice.

Short, E, Hanney, L., Pitchford, M., Morrin, M., Barnes, J., (2021) A Single Incident of “Revenge Porn”? The Prevalence of Image Based Sexual Abuse in a Course of Conduct Amounting to Stalking and Consideration of the Harms Caused. Entertainment law Review. 32, Issue 2.

Alhaboby, Z. A., Al-Khateeb, H. M., Barnes, J., Jahankhani, H., Pitchford, M., Conradie, L. and Short, E. (2021). Cyber-disability hate cases in the UK: The documentation by the police and potential barriers to reporting. 13th International Conference on Global Security, Safety & Sustainability, Virtual. Advanced Sciences and Technologies for Security Applications, Springer.

Conradie, L.,Pitchford, M, Myers, E., Barnes, J, Short, E. (2020) Cyberharassment Awareness Course (CybAC): influences from domestic abuse perpetrator programmes literature for its design and function. International Journal of Cyber criminality.. Vol. 14 (1) : 220–235.

Brown, A., Gibson, M., Short, E. (2017) Modes of Cyberstalking and Cyberharassment: Measuring the negative effects in the lives of victims in the UK. Annual Review of CyberTherapy and Telemedicine. Vol 15.

Short, E. Brown, A, Pitchford, M, Barnes J (2017). Revenge Porn, Findings from the Harassment and Revenge Porn (HARP) Survey – Preliminary Findings. Annual Review of CyberTherapy and Telemedicine. Vol.15.

Worsley, J. & Short, E. Victims’ voices: Understanding the emotional impact of cyberstalking and how individuals cope with this phenomenon (2017). Journal of Interpersonal Violence. 17, 50-63

Alhaboby, Z., Barnes, J., Short. E. (2017) Cybervictimisation of People with Chronic Conditions and Disabilities: A Systematic Review of Scope and Impact. Trauma, Violence, & Abuse

Short, E, Barnes, J. Conradie, L. Brown, A, Alhaboby, Z. Conrad, M. Pitchford, M., Dobocan, A. (2016) Cyberharassment and Cyberbullying; Individual and Institutional Perspectives. Annual Review of CyberTherapy and Telemedicine. Vol 14, P.115-122

Alhaboby Z, al-Khateeb, H.M. Barnes, J. Short, E. (2016). The language is disgusting and they refer to my disability’: the cyberharassment of disabled people. Disability and Society. Published online October 5th.

Frommholz, I. al-Khateeb, H.M. Ghasen, Z. Potthast, M. Stein, B. Shukla, M, Short, E. (2016) On Textual Analysis and Machine Learning for Harassment and Cyberstalking Detection, Datenbank-Spektrum Vol 7.1-9

Alhaboby, Z, Evans, H. Barnes, J. Short, E. (2017) ‘Challenges facing online research: Experiences from research concerning cyber-victimisation of people with disabilities’. Journal of Psychosocial Research on Cyberspace11(1).

al-Khateeb, H.M. Epiphaniou, G., Alhaboby, Z. Barnes, J. Short, E. (2016), Cyberstalking: Investigating Formal Interventions and the Role of Corporate Social Responsibility. Telematics and Informatics.

Short, E., Hart, J., Guppy, A., Barnes, J (2015) The Impact of Cyber stalking. Studies in Media and Communication Vol.3, No.2. 23-37 Stanley T., Barnes J., Short E. (2015) Appearance – focused internet use. Studies in Media and Communication in press Vol.3, No.2.

Short, E. Stanley, T. Baldwin, M. and Scott, G. (2015) Behaving Badly Online: Establishing Norms of Unacceptable Behaviours. Studies in Media and Communication Vol. 2, No. 2.

Short, E. Linford, S. Wheatcroft, J.M. and Maple, C. (2014) The Impact of Cyberstalking: The Lived Experience - A Thematic Analysis. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics. 199 Annual Review of Cybertherapy and Telemedicine 133 - 137

Scott, G., Bruce, G., and Short, E. (2014) It’s not what you say, it’s how you say it: Language use on Facebook impacts employability but not attractiveness. Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking.

Maple, C., Short, E., Brown A., Bryden C., and Salter M. (2012) Cyberstalking in the UK: Analysis and Recommendations. International Journal of Distributed Systems and Technologies (IJDST) Volume 3, Issue 4.

Short, E. and McMurray, I. (2009) ‘Mobile Phone Harassment: An Exploration of Students’ Perceptions of Intrusive Texting Behavior?’ Human Technology, 5, 2. 163-180.

Maple C, Short E and Brown, A (2011) Cyberstalking in the United Kingdom, an Analysis of the ECHO Pilot Survey.

Book Chapters

Short, E. and Barnes, J. (2018) Psychological explanations of stalking. In Our Encounters with Stalking, PCCS, Ross on Wye

Short, E. and McMurray, I, (2015) An Exploration Of Intrusive Mobile Phone Behaviour. In Z. Yan (Ed). Encyclopedia of Mobile Phone Behaviour. In Z. Yan (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Mobile Phone Behavior (Volumes 1, 2, & 3). Hershey, PA: IGI Global

Emma has contributed to discussions of cyberpsychology in broadcast and print media, mostly in the areas of cyberstalking, image based sexual abuse and trolling.

David Baddiel: Social Media, Anger and Us

Me and my Trolls

Dr Emma Short

Senior Lecturer