Dr Nicky Payne joined the Psychology Department at Middlesex University in 2002. Her research interests are primarily in occupational health psychology, especially occupational stress and work-life balance, including the impact of working life on health behaviours and interventions to promote health behaviours in the workplace. Recent research has examined work-life balance and well-being in the fire service, the workplace support available to help users of assisted reproductive technology manage work and treatment, and how austerity has impacted on the work-life balance agenda in public sector organisations. She is also interested more generally in the barriers to health behaviour and interventions to promote behaviour change, especially exercise, and in the psychological impacts of involuntary childlessness.
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Examples of Projects:
van den Akker, Olga and Payne, Nicola and Lewis, Suzan (2017) Catch 22? Disclosing assisted conception treatment at work. International Journal of Workplace Health Management . ISSN 1753-8351 (Published online first)
Carneiro, Davide and Novais, Paulo and Augusto, Juan Carlos and Payne, Nicola (2017) New methods for stress assessment and monitoring at the workplace. IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing . ISSN 1949-3045 (Published online first)
Ciclitira, Karen and Starr, Fiona and Payne, Nicola and Clarke, Lisa and Marzano, Lisa (2017) A sanctuary of tranquillity in a ruptured world: evaluating long-term counselling at a women’s community health centre. Feminism & Psychology . ISSN 0959-3535 (Published online first)
Lyonette, Clare and Lewis, Suzan and Anderson, Deirdre and Payne, Nicola and Wood, Stephen (2016) Work–life balance and austerity: Implications of new ways of working in British public sector organisations. In: Work–Life Balance in Times of Recession, Austerity and Beyond. Routledge, New York, pp. 63-77.
Lyonette, Clare and Lewis, Suzan and Anderson, Deirdre and Payne, Nicola and Wood, Stephen (2016) Work–life balance in times of recession, austerity and beyond. In: Work–Life Balance in Times of Recession, Austerity and Beyond. Routledge, New York, pp. 63-77.
Suzan Lewis, Clare Lyonette, Nicola Payne et al.Work-life balance in the recession and beyond. ESRC Seminar series. £23, 536.
Nicola Payne and Olga van den Akker. Experiences of infertility and treatment. Infertility Network UK. £6,900.
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