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Gemma Fitzsimmons

Postgraduate research student

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My name is Gemma Fitzsimmons and I am a Web Science PhD student based in Psychology at the University of Southampton. The nature of my research lends itself be in interdisciplinary covering both Psychology and the HCI section of Computer Science.

Research

Research interests

During reading we move our eyes in order to bring new information into our fovea where the highest visual acuity is present. By measuring eye movements we can gain insights into the online cognitive processing that is occurring during a task. Eye movements have been used extensively to help us to understand the cognitive processing that occurs during reading, but there has been very little research into how our reading differs when we read information on the Web to for instance reading a novel. My main research interests revolve around how we read and process information on the Web.

Professional

Qualifications

Currently completing:

Web Science PhD

Completed:

MSc Web Science

BSc Psychology

Conferences attended

2013 - European Conference on Eye Movements (ECEM), Lund, Sweden.

2013 -  ACM Web Science 2013, Paris, France.

2011 - European Conference on Eye Movements (ECEM), Marseille, France.

Publications

Fitzsimmons, Gemma and Drieghe, Denis (2011) The influence of number of syllables on word skipping during reading Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 18, (4), pp. 736-741. (doi:10.3758/s13423-011-0105-x). (PMID:21557026).

Fitzsimmons, Gemma and Drieghe, Denis (2012) How fast can predictability influence word skipping during reading? Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning Memory and Cognition, 39, (4), pp. 1054-1063. (doi:10.1037/a0030909). (PMID:23244054).

Drieghe, Denis and Fitzsimmons, Gemma (2011) How fast can predictability influence word skipping during reading? At 52nd Psychonomic Society Annual Meeting, United States. 03 - 06 Nov 2011.

Drieghe, Denis and Fitzsimmons, Gemma (2011) How fast can predictability influence word skipping during reading? At European Conference on Eye Movements (ECEM 2011), France. 21 - 25 Aug 2011.

Drieghe, Denis and Fitzsimmons, Gemma (2011) The influence of number of syllables on word skipping during reading At European Conference on Eye Movements (ECEM 2011), France. 21 - 25 Aug 2011.

Fitzsimmons, Gemma, Weal, Mark J. and Drieghe, Denis (2013) On measuring the impact of hyperlinks on reading At Proceedings of the 5th Annual ACM Web Science Conference (WebSci '13), France. 02 - 04 May 2013. , pp. 65-74. (doi:10.1145/2464464.2464501).

Fitzsimmons, Gemma, Weal, Mark J. and Drieghe, Denis (2013) Measuring the impact of hyperlinks on reading At 17th European Conference on Eye Movements, Sweden. 1 pp, p. 23.

Fitzsimmons, Gemma, Weal, Mark and Drieghe, Denis (2014) Skim reading: an adaptive strategy for reading on the web At WebSci '14 Proceedings of the 2014 ACM Conference on Web Science, United States. 23 - 26 Jun 2014. , pp. 211-219. (doi:10.1145/2615569.2615682).

Hout, M.C., Godwin, H.J., Fitzsimmons, G., Robbins, A., Menneer, T. and Goldinger, S.D. (2015) Using multidimensional scaling to quantify visual similarity in visual search and beyond Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 78, (1), pp. 3-20. (doi:10.3758/s13414-015-1010-6).

Fitzsimmons, Gemma (2017) The influence of hyperlinks on reading on the web: an empirical approach University of Southampton, School of Psychology, Doctoral Thesis , 231pp.

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