Dr Riley Scott

Dr Riley Scott
NameDr Riley Scott
Email Addressriley.scott@unisq.edu.au
Job TitleLecturer (Psychology)
QualificationsBPsychSc Griffith, BPsychSc(Hons) Griffith, PhD Griffith
DepartmentSchool of Psychology and Wellbeing
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Dr Riley Scott is a Lecturer in the School of Psychology and Wellbeing, based at Ipswich campus. She conducts research in the areas of social, cyber, and developmental psychology, with a particular focus on the psychosocial and developmental implications of online engagement and interactions. Riley's primary research interests span adolescent and young adult development and the online/offline contexts in which development occurs, contemporary social relationships and well-being, social media literacy development in youth, and implications of online engagement for socially vulnerable youth. Together, her research is unified by a common theme of exploring the interplay between person and context in understanding risks and protective factors for youth well-being and development in the digital age.


LecturerUniversity of Southern Queensland, School of Psychology and Wellbeing2023
Lecturer and Postdoctoral Research FellowGriffith University, School of Applied Psychology20222023


Youth Development, Interpersonal Relationships, Social Media, Social Anxiety, Loneliness, Online Disinhibition


PSY1030 Cross-Cultural and Indigenous Psychology

PSY2030 Developmental Psychology

Fields of Research

  • 420606. Social determinants of health
  • 470102. Communication technology and digital media studies
  • 520101. Child and adolescent development
  • 520105. Psychological methodology, design and analysis
  • 520199. Applied and developmental psychology not elsewhere classified
  • 520503. Personality and individual differences
  • 520505. Social psychology

Professional Membership

Professional MembershipYear
Australian Psychological Society (MAPS)
Australasian Human Development Association
Australasian Cyberpsychology Online Researcher Network
Australasian Congress on Personality and Individual Differences
European Association for Research on Adolescence
European Association of Developmental Psychology
International Association for Relationship Research
International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development
Society for Research on Adolescence

Current Supervisions

Research TitleSupervisor TypeLevel of StudyCommenced
Is sexting sabotaging intimate relationships? An investigtion of online behaviours that could lead to relationship dissolutionAssociate SupervisorDoctoral2022

Young adults’ perceptions of their online versus offline interactions with close friends: An exploration of individual differences

Scott, Riley A., Stuart, Jaimee and Barber, Bonnie L.. 2024. "Young adults’ perceptions of their online versus offline interactions with close friends: An exploration of individual differences." Computers in Human Behavior Reports. 14. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chbr.2024.100399