I am a social scientist based at the University of Essex. My research applies Self-Determination Theory, a macro-theory of human motivation, created by my collaborators Ed Deci and Richard Ryan, to study a wide range of psychological processes. My primary interests are focused on the role of motivation for people when they are engaged with virtual and real-life environments.
In particular, I am interested in what makes electronic games and social media motivating and what leads people to vary in the degree to which they succeed in regulating their engagement.
If you have questions about my work or do not have access to any of the journals in which my research is published, please contact me and I will be happy to see if I can help.