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Digital Addiction Research

Digital Addiction Research

We study digital addiction (DA) as an emergent research area and explore a problematic usage of digital media described by being obsessive, excessive, compulsive, impulsive and hasty. We particularly focus on aiding people to adjust their usage style through the use of digital technology itself. 

This research is led by Professor Raian Ali and it is a joint effort between the Department of Computing and Informatics and the Department of Psychology in the Faculty of Science and Technology at Bournemouth University. We also have a rich outreach knowledge exchange programme with input from colleagues across external national, European and International academic and professional collaborators.

This work has been featured in reports in the TelegraphHuffington PostLa StampaThe Naked Scientists, Digital MindfulnessiGaming TimesBloomberg OpinionThe Conversation and Tech World. The team has been interviewed frequently on media including BBC Cambs, ABC Australia and talkRADIO, BBC Solent, Wave 105 and Heart, BBC Two Victoria Derbyshire programme.

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Distinguished programs and documentaries which acknowledged our research:

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