Jaimie Freeman is a student on the DPhil in Information, Communication & the Social Sciences.
Jaimie holds a BSc in Psychology and a BA in English from the University of Sydney, Australia. In the course of her undergraduate work, she also studied at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).
Jaimie received an MPhil in Psychology and Education from 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. This work was awarded the Best Dissertation Award.
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 (published in The Journal of Pediatrics).
Jaimie is also supervised by Professor Sara Shaw at the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences at the University of Oxford. Her DPhil is generously funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and Balliol College.
self-tracking; online social behaviours; adolescents; medical technology
Supervisors at the OII
Participants: Professor Gina Neff, Blake DiCosola, Jaimie Freeman
This study will assess how self-tracking data shapes social communities and the support people that receive from them, mapping the roles that online fitness communities play in maintaining psychological and social wellbeing and social connectedness.