Nikki Newhouse

digital health and wellbeing

I am a postdoctoral researcher in the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences at the University of Oxford, where I work as a qualitative methodologist alongside a diverse multidisciplinary team drawn from the clinical trials, engineering, health psychology, human factors and medical communities. My primary research interest is in human-computer interaction, in particular the development and evaluation of complex digital interventions to support physical and psychological wellbeing across the lifespan. I use qualitative and participatory design methods to explore how and why people use (and don’t use) technology in the wild.            Read my CV.

My current research focuses on the development, evaluation and implementation of mHealth technologies to support the self-management of type 2 diabetes by the general population in the UK. My approach is guided by my background in psychology, philosophy and computer science and is human-centred, mixed methods and interdisciplinary in nature. I aim to develop pragmatic, light-touch digital tools that are grounded in user needs and values, which support the user in meeting key goals and which are pleasurable and easy to use.