Research interests:

HCI, Work-Life Balance, Wellbeing, Productivity, Cross-Device Experience, Computer-Mediated Communication, Personal Information Management, Personal Informatics, Social Psychology.


Latest news:

Our paper “Why lose control?” A Study of Freelancers’ Experiences with Gig Economy Platforms” has received Best Paper award at CHI 2021. This is given to the top 1% of submissions to highlight a paper of particularly high quality and that stands above other submissions in terms of overall quality, novelty, and/or potential for impact.


I was interviewed live by Deutsche Welle TV News , Germany’s international broadcaster on their show ‘The Day’ about work-life balance in the gig economy [22 Feb 2021].


We have submitted written evidence to the UK Parliament, in response to two inquires – one from the Lords’ Select Committee Covid-19 Committee “Living Online: The Long-Term Impact On Wellbeingand one from Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee in response to the evidence call, “The impact of coronavirus on businesses and worker”.


I am the Athena SWAN Lead for the Computer and Information Sciences Dept. at  Northumbria University.



Upcoming events & *virtual* trips:

May 2021  |  CHI 2021 @ online

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