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Dr Martin Lea

Dr Martin Lea
Department of Psychology
University of Manchester
Oxford Road
Manchester M13 9PL
+44 (0)161 275 2582
Martin Lea (PhD, Lancaster University, 1983)(Effects of Visual Anonymity in Computer Mediated Group Interactions) is a research fellow in psychology at the University of Manchester. He previously held a postdoctoral fellowship in information technology from the SERC, and a special training fellowship from the Joint Research Council Initiative in Cognitive Science/Human Computer Interaction. He has also worked as a researcher at the Institute of Educational Technology, Open University. His main research interests are in the social psychology and sociology of communication technologies. He currently leads projects funded by the ESRC (Virtual Society? research programme) and the EPSRC (Multimedia and Networking Applications research programme) that are respectively investigating effects of anonymity and visibility in computer-mediated groups, and developing computer-supported collaborative learning in groups. He has written about computer-mediated communication and the Internet in social psychology, communication, organization science, and human computer interaction journals and books. He previously edited Contexts of Computer-Mediated Communication for Harvester-Wheatsheaf (published 1992).

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