Meet The Group

CHIRP's members work at the intersection of infodemic research, policy and practice. We bring together a diverse group of infodemic scientists and civil society partners to forge new conversations and collaborations aimed at unpacking the infodemic phenomenon and developing online and offline interventions. If you would like to become part of CHIRP or collaborate with us, please email:

Dr. Santosh Vijaykumar, Director, CHIRP) or Dr. Michael Craig (Associate Director, CHIRP).

Andrew McNeill

Department of Psychology

Kristofor McCarty

Department of Psychology

Nick Neave

Department of Psychology

Bianca Fadel

Centre for International Development

Mark Warner

Computer & Information Sciences

Nicki O’Brien

Department of Psychology

Gillian Pepper

Department of Psychology

Matt Baillie-Smith

Centre for International Development

Pamela L. Graham

Social Work & Community Wellbeing

Jo Greer

Department of Psychology

Michael Craig

Department of Psychology

Santosh Vijaykumar

Department of Psychology

Northumbria Researchers
PhD Students

Lauren Scott

Computer & Information Sciences

Anna Maughan

Psychology

External Members

Aravind Raamkumar

Institute of High Performance Computing, Singapore

Gemma L. Turnbull

NE Youth, United Kingdom

Juliet Kiguli

Makerere University School of Public Health, Uganda

Samantha Vanderslott

University of Oxford, United Kingdom

Cyndy Au

Singapore Management University & IFF, Singapore

Glen Nowak

University of Georgia, USA

Mariella de Costa

Fiocruz Brasília, Brazil

Tee E Siong

Nutrition Society of Malaysia, Malaysia

Dawn Byng

International Federation of Red Cross, Trinidad & Tobago

Hardinsyah Ridwan

Food and Nutrition Society of Indonesia, Indonesia

Ricardo Wray

Saint Louis University, USA

Xuerong Lu

Oregon State University, USA

Gary Kreps

George Mason University, USA

Itai Himelboim

University of Georgia, USA

Roma Subramanian

University of Nebraska, Omaha, USA

Yan Jin

University of Georgia, USA