Nicola Newhouse

Nicola Newhouse
PhD Student
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Room: 3.05
UCLIC, University College London
66 - 72 Gower Street
London, WC1E 6EA
United Kingdom

Research interests

I am interested in digital health, in particular the role of novel technologies in encouraging and supporting wellbeing and personal flourishing. My research focuses on the way in which technology can be used to support and promote maternal wellbeing in the context of low risk, first time pregnancy.

Brief biography

I have a BA in English Literature from UCL, a PGDip in Psychology from Oxford Brookes University and I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. I taught research methods for two years at Oxford Brookes and currently lead the Academic Writing module on the UCL eHealth Unit Qualitative Research methods course. I have worked as a qualitative researcher with the Health Experiences Research Group (Nuffield Department of Primary Care at the University of Oxford) since 2012. My current work with HERG is focused on the codesign and clinical evaluation of digital and mhealth resources to support medication adherence in Type II diabetes. Prior to starting my PhD, I was an editor and journalist.

Funding and awards


  • CHI2016 Doctoral Consortium - £2000

  • UCL Policy Challenge Award - £1500


  • Medical Research Council Crucible PhD Studentship - £77,467

  • University of Oxford Award for Excellence

Research Publications

Ann Blandford, JL Gibbs, Nicola Newhouse, O Perski, Aneesha Singh, E Murray Seven Lessons for interdisciplinary research on interactive digital health 2018 Seven lessons for interdisciplinary research on interactive digital health interventions, Journal article
J Wang, Aisling Ann O'Kane, Nicola Newhouse, GR Sethu-Jones, Barbaro K de Quantified Baby: Parenting and the Use of a Baby Wearable in the Wild 2017 Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction, Journal article
Nicola Newhouse, H Atherton, S Ziebland Pain and the internet: transforming the experience? 2017 Chapter
Aneesha Singh, Nicola Newhouse, J Gibbs, Ann Blandford, Y Chen, P Briggs, H Mentis, K Sellen, J Bardram HCI and Health: Learning from Interdisciplinary Interactions. 2017 CHI 2017, Conference paper (text), Denver
Nicola Newhouse, Ann Blandford Becoming Mother: Designing Online Resources That Support And Empower 2017 CHI'17 Workshop paper, Conference abstract/presentation slides, Denver, Colorado
J Powell, Nicola Newhouse, A Martin, S Jawad, LM Yu, M Davoudianfar, L Locock, S Ziebland A novel experience-based internet intervention for smoking cessation: feasibility randomised controlled trial 2016 BMC Public Health, Journal article
J Powell, Nicola Newhouse, A-M Boylan, V Williams Digital health citizens and the future of the NHS 2016 DIGITAL HEALTH, Journal article
Nicola Newhouse bump2bump: Online Peer Support in First-Time Pregnancy 2016 CHI'16, Conference paper (text), San Jose, California, USA
Nicola Newhouse, Ann Blandford ‘My Facebook is a bit of a multiple personality at the minute’: Social Media and the Transition to New Motherhood 2016 NordiCHI'17 Workshop paper, Conference abstract/presentation slides, Gothenburg, Sweden
Nicola Newhouse, A Martin, S Jawad, L-M Yu, M Davoudianfar, L Locock, S Ziebland, J Powell Randomised feasibility study of a novel experience-based internet intervention to support self-management in chronic asthma 2016 BMJ OPEN, Journal article
Nicola Newhouse, F Lupiáñez-Villanueva, C Codagnone, H Atherton Patient Use of Email for Health Care Communication Purposes Across 14 European Countries: An Analysis of Users According to Demographic and Health-Related Factors N/A Journal of Medical Internet Research, Journal article