Nikki Newhouse

digital health and wellbeing

Hello! 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. My clinical interests include the role of cognitive behavioural therapy in managing mood and anxiety disorders, particularly among women experiencing problems related to reproductive transitions.

I work on a variety of projects, covering a wide range of health conditions, including the development and evaluation of mHealth tools 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 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.