Briony Swire Thompson

Briony Swire Thompson
Lab Alumnus

Briony Swire-Thompson is a Professor of Political Science and Psychology. She is the director of the Psychology of Misinformation Lab and faculty at the Network Science Institute. Her research investigates why people believe in misinformation, why people share misinformation online, and how corrections can be designed foster belief change. Prior to joining Northeastern, she was a doctoral student at the University of Western Australia’s Cognitive Science Laboratories. She initially came to the USA on a Fulbright scholarship to MIT, where she investigated the impact of perceived source credibility on belief change and voting intentions. She is currently funded by the National Cancer Institute to study cancer misinformation.

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Current Lab Members

Director

David Lazer
Director

Senior Research Scientist

Jason Radford
Senior Research Scientist

Research Assistant

Aswath Senthil Kumar
Research Assistant

Research Programmer

Luke Horgan
Research Programmer

Post Doctoral Research Fellow

Pranav Goel
Post Doctoral Research Fellow
Stefan McCabe
Post Doctoral Research Fellow
Matthew Simonson
Post Doctoral Research Fellow
Kai-Cheng Yang
Post Doctoral Research Fellow

PhD Student

Hanyu Chwe
PhD Student
Hong Qu
PhD Student
Alexi Quintana Mathé
PhD Student
Alyssa Smith
PhD Student
Ata A. Uslu Ata A. Uslu
PhD Student

Undergraduate

Samantha Cadenasso
Undergraduate

Lab Alumnus

Jonathan Green
Lab Alumnus
Kristin Lunz Trujillo
Lab Alumnus
Ronald Robertson
Lab Alumnus
Briony Swire Thompson
Lab Alumnus