Amy Orben | University of Oxford

Amy Orben

College Lecturer in Psychology and DPhil Candidate


Amy is a social media psychologist at the University of Oxford. She uses experimental and data-driven methods to answer questions about social media, human sociality, psychology and relationship formation. Her research investigates how social media use affects human interaction and relationship formation. In particular, she focuses on the extensive social effects of Facebook stalking. She is also actively involved in debunking popular myths concerning social media and technology use.


  • Psychology of social media
  • Psychology of Facebook
  • Effects of Facebook stalking
  • Online friendships
  • Social media
  • Evolutionary psychology
  • Use of technology

Media experience

Amy has experience of working with the media, including working with national radio.


English, German