Research interests:

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

Latest news:

I took part in one of the UX Live panels “Should designers be more accountable?” on ethics in design. Thank you Cyber-Duck for inviting me!

I have defended my PhD in UCLIC with no corrections **eek** Thanks to my examiners, Prof Matt Jones & Dr Nic Marquardt for a great discussion.

I have joined lab and NORTHLab at Northumbria University as Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in the Computer and Information Science Department.

I’m collaborating on a UCL Grand Challenge funded project to help junior doctors improve their resilience and work-life balance. Check out the iWARDs website – we will soon be recruiting!

Our work on using microboundaries to reduce digital distraction is featured in a New Scientist article. You can read the full article here. You can also watch a short video summarising the article.

I am serving as Technical Program Chair Assistant for CHI 2018, which will be held in Montreal, 21-26 April 2018.

We were invited to write a paper for IEEE’s flagship magazine, Computer, where we discuss the role of smartwatches for work-life balance in our article“Smartwatches: Digital Handcuffs or Magic Bracelets?” [IEEE Xplore] [pre-print version].

I’ve created a website to collect results, resources, and recruitment info from my PhD research and related projects I am working on. Check it out at Digital Boundaries.


Our paper “Always On(line)? User Experience of Smartwatches and their Role within Multi-Device Ecologies” has been accepted at CHI 2017. You can find a short video preview here. [pdf] [video of my talk]


In Sept. 2016, I received funding as PI from the EPSRC Balance Network to carry out some research on The Role of Microboundaries in ICT for Work-Life Balance.


Our paper “Finding email in a multi-account, multi-device world”, co-authored with MSR researchers, received Best Paper Award and will be presented at CHI 2016, in San Jose, CA. [pdf] [presentation] [Stanford Scholar video] [featured in ACM CR 21st Annual Best of Computing]

athena-swan-logoI am PhD representative and a member of the Athena SWAN committee to ensure gender equality in the Psychology and Language Sciences Dept at UCL.


I’m doing a research internship and attending the summer school at Microsoft Research Cambridge (UK) in summer 2015, working in the Human Experience & Design group.

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I am a teaching assistant in Computer Science BSc and MSc degrees for HCI-related courses.


My first ever CHI paper was accepted at CHI2015. I will be presenting our work on professional differences in email use in Seoul, South Korea, during my first visit to Asia. [pdf] [presentation] [video preview]