Dr Nicola Newhouse
Fellow, Junior Research Fellow
Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences
PhD, BA (University College London), PGDip (Oxford Brookes)
Nikki is a postdoctoral researcher in the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences at the University of Oxford, where she works with Prof Andrew Farmer and the Diabetes and Long-Term Conditions group, alongside a diverse team drawn from the clinical trials, engineering, health psychology, human factors and medical communities.
Nikki is a qualitative methodologist with a primary research interest in human-computer interaction, in particular the development and evaluation of complex digital interventions to support physical and psychological wellbeing across the lifespan. She has extensive experience in working across a wide range of health conditions, including perinatal maternal wellbeing, type 2 diabetes and COPD. Having moved from a career in publishing to completing a PhD in human-computer interaction at UCL, Nikki’s work is guided by a background in psychology, philosophy and computer science and is human-centred and interdisciplinary in nature. Nikki’s clinical interests include the role of cognitive behavioural therapy in managing complex mood and anxiety disorders, particularly among women experiencing problems related to reproductive transitions.
In addition, Nikki has extensive teaching and supervisory experience and is a qualified coach and mentor. She will commence training as a cognitive behavioural therapist with the University of Oxford in September 2021.