Jaimie Freeman is a student on the DPhil in Information, Communication & the Social Sciences.

Jamie is also working at the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences at the University of Oxford to investigate how new technologies might be used most effectively in the health-care and -management of young people with long-term medical conditions.

Jaimie holds a BSc in Psychology and a BA in English from the University of Sydney, Australia. In the course of those studies, she also studied at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

She has also completed an MPhil in Psychology and Education at the University of Cambridge. Her MPhil thesis involved an exploratory mixed-methods study of adolescents’ use of self-tracking technologies and implications for their wellbeing and education.

She has been working on a number of systematic review projects at the Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Sydney. This research focuses on adolescents’ use of the Internet to access health information. More specifically, these reviews explore: (i) strategies used by adolescents to search for and appraise online health information (published in The Journal of Pediatrics), (ii) issues of trust when adolescents access health information online (currently under review).

Her DPhil is generously funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and Balliol College.

Research Interests

self-tracking; online social behaviours; adolescents; medical technology

Supervisors at the OII

Gina Neff