Research interests:

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

Latest news:

We are organising a workshop on Designing for Digital Wellbeing, in collaboration with researchers from University of Washington, University of Sheffield Hallam, UCL andx Microsoft Research. Submissions due on 11th February 2019.

I’m looking for a PhD student to work on designing interventions for work-life balance in the gig economy. The studentship starts in October 2019 and is fully funded! Deadline to apply is 25th January 2019. Read more details here.

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 Sciences 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]