Daniel Jolley

Dr Daniel Jolley is a Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Northumbria University (UK). He is a Chartered Psychologist of the British Psychological Society, and a member of the Executive Committee of the Social Psychology Section. 


Daniel’s main area of research is the psychology of conspiracy theories. In his research, he uses experimental methods to examine the social consequences of conspiracy theories. He has also tested tools to address the negative impacts of conspiracy theories. Daniel has co-authored articles in outlets such as PLoSONE, the British Journal of Psychology and Political Psychology and has received funding from research bodies such as the British Academy. 

You can read more about Daniel’s work on his website (www.danieljolley.co.uk) or Twitter (@DrDanielJolley).



Dr. Daniel Jolley es profesor titular de psicología en la Northumbria University en el Reino Unido. Es psicólogo colegiado en la British Psychological Society y miembro del comité ejecutivo de la sección de psicología social.
El área principal de investigación de Daniel es la psicología de las teorías de conspiración. En su investigación, ha usado métodos experimentales para estudiar las consecuencias sociales de estas teorías y ha probado herramientas para abordar sus impactos negativos. Daniel ha sido coautor de artículos publicados en medios como PLoS ONE, el British Journal of Psychology y Political Psychology. Ha recibido financiación de institutos de investigación como la British Academy.

Puede leer más del trabajo de Daniel en su sitio o su perfil de Twitter.

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Panel 3 - Finding Belonging in a Climate of Loneliness, Conspiracy, and Mistrust in Government
The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic has exposed the very real threat that disinformation, entrenched individualism, and low trust in institutions pose in tackling a deadly global crisis. While the arrival of multiple Covid-19 vaccines earlier this year seemed to suggest a hopeful resolution to the crisis, low rates of vaccination—driven in large part by both political leaders' strategic public skepticism and targeted disinformation online—revealed a much deeper problem around lack of faith in government and the enormous reach of conspiracy and fake news more broadly.