Professor Andrew Przybylski

Professor of Technology and Human Behaviour, Oxford Internet Institute


Andrew K. Przybylski is the Professor of Human Behaviour and Technology at the University of Oxford. Professor Przybylski investigates how online social media and video games platforms shape human motivation and influence the health and well-being of their users.  

Professor Przybylski has published more than 100 peer reviewed academic and conference papers which have been cited more than 20,000 times in the past decade. He is a frequent commentator on the effects of internet-based technology on our lives and works closely with national and global policymakers to empower users and independent scientists to address the most pressing questions of health and human development in the digital age.  

Professor Przybylski’s research, commentary, and contributions are regularly featured in The Guardian, The New York Times, Wired magazine, The Washington Post, the Financial Times, The Week, and international outlets including the BBC World Service and PRI’s The World.   

In acknowledgment of his scientific and policy achievements he was recently appointed as an Honorary Professor at The Education University of Hong Kong’s Centre for Psychosocial Health where he is working to build mutually beneficial relationships between the students and faculty of both institutions.  

His undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral degrees were earned at the University of Rochester in the United States.  

Profile: Andy Przybylski - Uncovering the impact of technology on mental health.

Further viewing: 2023 European Forum: Burnout to Balance Wellbeing in a New Digital Era (


  • Children, adolescents, and the internet
  • Evidence of online harms
  • Predictors of digital wellbeing
  • Online and offline mental health
  • Evidence of technology effects
  • Video games and online games
  • Social media and smartphones
  • Children, adolescents and artificial intelligence (AI)

Media experience

Dr Andrew Przybylski has extensive experience of working with the media including print, television and radio.