Jaimie Freeman


Digital Social Science (2019 cohort)

Jaimie Lee Freeman is a DPhil Candidate at the Oxford Internet Institute. Her research interests are largely centred on the implications of and patterns in young people’s engagement with the Internet, with a particular focus on self-tracking practices and the interactions between online and offline social behaviours. She 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 Lee holds a BSc in Psychology and a BA in English from the University of Sydney, Australia. In the course of her those studies, she 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 focusses 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).

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