I grew up primarily in Australia, but have also lived in Zimbabwe, Ecuador, and the UK. I was a doctoral student at the University of Western Australia’s Cognitive Science Laboratories under the supervision of Associate Professor Ullrich Ecker and Professor Stephan Lewandowsky. My doctoral thesis was The Role of Memory and Ideological Biases in the Correction of Misinformation.

I originally came to Boston in 2015 thanks to a Fulbright Scholarship at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. I worked with Professor Adam Berinsky at the Political Experiments Research Laboratory to investigate the impact of perceived source credibility on belief change and voting intentions.

I started my postdoctoral fellowship at Northeastern University in 2017 with Professor David Lazer. It was here that my research turned to online misinformation and social media.

Twitter: @Briony_Swire