- Telemetric data for sousveillance practices (2021): this project is funded by the EPSRC Human-Data Interaction Network+ and is aimed at developing a preliminary, ‘proof of concept’ understanding of collective, worker-negotiated standards for data collection about behaviour and productivity at work, and determine how data might be made legible in a way that supports workers’ negotiations with employers. PI: Dr Sandy Gould, Co-I: Dr Harry Pitt. Project partner: Gapsquare.
- Lifetime workshops (2021): this project is a knowledge exchange collaboration funded by ESRC NINE DTP Accelerating Business Collaboration fund, to explore the gender issues related work-life balance in the digital age. PI: Julie Monroe, Co-I: Paolo Gerli. Project Partner: Indigo Multimedia.
- PLAN – Parental Leave @ Northumbria (2020-21): this project focuses on how to better support academics at different stages of parental leave through computer-mediated communication. PI: Dr Marta E. Cecchinato, Co-I: Dr Lisa Thomas, Selina Sutton.
- eWORKLIFE (2020-21): this platform provides people working from home as a result of Covid-19 (but not only) with evidence-based strategies to support remote working. It builds on a decade of our research into how to best manage our digital devices to support both the work and non-work parts of our lives. PI: Prof Anna Cox Co-I: Dr Sandy Gould, Dr Marta E. Cecchinato, (PD)RAs: Dr Anna Rudnicka, Dr Joe Newbold, David Cook
Active Football Fans (2019-20)
In collaboration with Healthy Stadia and the University of Glasgow, this project looked at encouraging middle-aged male football fans to be more active and improve general wellbeing. PI: Dr John Rooksby. Co-I: Dr Marta E. Cecchinato, Dr Christopher Bunn, Dr Parvin Asadzadeh, Dr Matthew Philpott. [project report]
Walking on Sunshine app (2019-20)
This project focused on understanding the relationship between physical activity and mental health in students. PI: Dr John Rooksby. Co-I: Dr Marta E. Cecchinato, Dr Parvin Asadzadeh. [project summary] [UK Active summit poster]
Student-life balance (2018-19)
We developed a game to explore hedonic and eudaimonic experiences of games to encourage students to reflect on issues of work-life balance. PI: Dr Jo Iacovides. Co-I: Dr Paul Cairns, Dr Elisa Mekler, Dr Marta E. Cecchinato.
Personal informatics and sousveillance (2018-19)
This project looked at unpacking factors contributing to or hindering individual productivity, and how data can be used to empower workers for collective bargaining. PI: Dr Harry Pitts. Co-I: Dr Marta E. Cecchinato, Dr Sandy Gould, Dr Donna Poade.
iDWELL – Individualised strategies for Digital Wellbeing (2018-19)
We developed an online intervention to promote digital wellbeing and work-life balance in academics, as part of the UCL Athena Swan action plan. PI: Prof. Anna Cox, RA: Laura Lascau.
Keywords: junior doctors, wellbeing, resilience, work-life balance, strategies, microboundaries, workshop.
Tangibles and IoT for wellbeing (2017)
Keywords: Internet of things, IoT, tangibles, agency, privacy, ubiquitous computing, wellbeing, peripheral interaction, work-life balance, autoethnography. [paper]
Availability Management in a Constantly Connected World (2016-2018)
Keywords: microboundaries, strategies, work-life balance, always available, availability management, diary study, workshop, mixed methods.
Data LifeSwap (2015-2016)
Keywords: personal informatics, reflection, productivity, physical activity, work breaks, workshop, interviews, work-home boundaries. [paper]
Context-Aware Notifications and Smartwatches (2015-2017)
Keywords: notifications, geofencing, smartwatches, cross-device interaction, work-life balance, work-home boundaries, contextual interviews, diary study, autoethnography, mixed methods. [paper]
Email Use in a Multi-Account, Multi-Device World (2014-2016)
Keywords: email, cross-device interaction, work-life balance, work-home boundaries, contextual interviews, diary study, mixed methods. [paper] [paper]
User Experience Evaluation of Multimodal Interfaces (2013)
Keywords: haptics, haptic feedback, multimodal feedback, lab studies, mixed methods.