About PLAN project

This research project is about understanding how to better support PGRs and university staff (faculty and professional services) at different stages of parental leave through computer-mediated communication.

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Information sheet available here.

Research team

Dr Marta Cecchinato

Dr Lisa Thomas

Selina Sutton

The PLAN project is funded by the VC Diversity and Inclusion Fund at Northumbria University and has received ethical approval (ref: 20801).

Related work

Work-life balance in the digital age

Dr Marta Cecchinato in a Human-Computer Interaction researcher working in the Computer and Information Sciences department at Northumbria University. For the past 7 years her work has focused on understanding how to better support work-life balance and wellbeing in our digital world, by exploring how technology can be redesigned. If you would like to learn more about her research, you can visit her research projects’ website: https://digitalboundariesresearch.wordpress.com/

Motherhood and technology

Dr Lisa Thomas is a Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Northumbria University who has an interest in online communities, both in the context of health and motherhood, but also for residential groups and local organisations. She recently organised a workshop on technology for motherhood: http://www.techformotherhood.com/


Get in Touch

Dr Marta Cecchinato (project lead)

Northumbria University, CIS Building (office 307)
2 Ellison Place
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

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