Mr Edward White

Research project: Tomorrow Always Lies: An investigation into factors on willingness to engage in fake news


The purpose of this research is to illustrate the factors that influence people's cognitive decision-making as they rationalize their willingness to participate in offending behaviors brought on by misinformation.  The advent of the internet has provided access to information but also misinformation as well.  To inform prevention methods and improve the literature, more robust information is required to identity principal factors that individuals use or are influenced by.  My project aims to conduct mixed-research methods to target critical factors that influence people and therefore their willingness to engage in misinformation.  The project seeks to investigate various disciplines with psychology to develop this research within the misinformation paradigm.

  • Research degree: PhD
  • Title of project: Tomorrow Always Lies: An investigation into factors on willingness to engage in fake news
  • Research supervisor: Dr Giulia Galli
  • Other research supervisor: Dr Claudia Uller


After completing my undergraduate degree in Psychology and two years working in the mental health sector, I felt compelled to continue my education in forensic psychology.  From my Bachelors at Miami University, my two master's from Kingston and the University of Kent to receiving the Hinkle Poster Prize as a researcher assistant to Presenting twice in Chicago at the Midwestern Psychological Society, my researcher passions have continued to push me forward.

This passion has earned my Chartered Memberships in the British Psychological Society and Stage 1 Forensic Psychology.  With a 2:1 distinction from both Kingston and Kent respectively, placing me in the 96 percentile, a testament to my drive and work ethic to succeed.

To date, I have returned to Kingston to further pursue my love of psychology and forensics.  My goal is to develop my research into providing valuable and actionable insights into successful growth and understanding of our communities 

Areas of research interest

  • Misinformation
  • Cognitive decision making
  • Forensic psychology
  • Social psychology
  • Offending behavior


  • BA Psychology and American Studies, Miami University: Oxford, Ohio
  • MSc Psychology (2:1 Distinction), Kingston University, UK
  • MSc Forensic Psychology (2:1 Distinction), University of Kent: UK
  • MBPsS

Funding or awards received

  • Hinkle Poster Prize (2017)
  • MPA Presenter Award (2015, 2017)