Dr Nicky Payne joined the Psychology Department at Middlesex University in 2002. Her research focuses on:
Programme and module leadership:
I am Chair of the Psychology, Health and Wellbeing Research Group and member of the Health Psycholgy lab at Middlesex.
Occupational health psychology interests:
Health psychology interests:
Examples of Projects:
Examples of Publications:
Fatima, Shabih and Augusto, Juan Carlos and Moseley, Ralph and Urbonas, Povilas and Elliott, Anne and Payne, Nicola (2023) Applying motivational techniques for user adherence to adopt a healthy lifestyle in a gamified application. Entertainment Computing . ISSN 1875-9521 (Accepted/In press)
Payne, Nicola and van den Akker, Olga (2022) Mental health and coping with fertility treatment cessation during the COVID-19 pandemic in the UK. Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics & Gynecology . ISSN 0167-482X (Published online first)
Abdurahman, Fatma and Payne, Nicola (2022) Reiki practitioners’ perceptions of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the experience, practice and future of Reiki. Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice , 46 . ISSN 1744-3881
Payne, Nicola and Seenan, Susan and van den Akker, Olga (2021) Experiences of involuntary childlessness and treatment in the UK: what has changed in 20 years? Human Fertility , 24 (5). pp. 333-340. ISSN 1464-7273
Constantinou, Christina and Payne, Nicola and van den Akker, Olga and Inusa, Baba (2021) A qualitative exploration of health-related quality of life and health behaviours in children with sickle cell disease and healthy siblings. Psychology and Health . ISSN 0887-0446 (Published online first)
Nicola Payne. Evaluating the impact of National Lottery funded staffing at Fertility Network UK. £5,000
Nicola Payne, Camille Alexis-Garsee. Evaluation of Barking and Dagenham's community weight management service pilot funded by Barking and Dagenham Council. £27,829.
Nicola Payne. Experiences of infertility and treatment. Fertility Network UK. £5,700.
Olga van den Akker, Nicola Payne, Uracha Chatrakul Na Ayudhya & Suzan Lewis. The intersection of contemporary reproduction, work and working life: Towards an agenda for research and practice. Workshop Funded by the Society for Reproductive and Infant Psychology. £1,500.
Uracha Chatrakul Na Ayudhya, Nicola Payne, Olga van den Akker & Suzan Lewis. Organisational policies and practices to support employees who use fertility treatment. Birkbeck, University of London. £4,500.
Camille Alexis-Garsee, Nicola Payne, et al. Evaluation of Barnet’s Physical Activity Services funded by GLL. £150,000.
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. Fertility Network UK. £6,900.