Marta E. Cecchinato

Location: Room 8.18
University College London
Malet Place Engineering Building (8th Floor)
Gower Street, London
WC1E 6BT, U.K.

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7679 2400 (x32400)

Email: marta.cecchinato.13@ucl.ac.uk

Linkedin: Marta Elizabeth Cecchinato

Twitter: @martacecchinato


Research Interests

I am interested in understanding how and to what extent new technologies can influence and change our everyday life by reducing stress and increasing our wellbeing. In particular, my research focuses on email management across devices and how it affects our work-life balance. I am looking at how people use technologies to shape boundaries between work and personal life. 

Email habits are changing in our always-online society of mobile and ubiquitous technologies and I'm curious to understand if this will improve or exacerbate the problem of 'email overload'.

My research is part of the Digital Epiphanies project.


I have a BSc and MSc in Psychology from the University of Padova in Italy, my home country. I discovered HCI during my MSc and decided to spend a year abroad to improve my research skills. I moved to Finland for a year and worked as a visiting assistant researcher at the Ubiquitous Interaction group, Computer Science Dept. at the University of Helsinki and at HIIT (Helsinki Institute for Information Technology) with Giulio Jacucci. While there, I worked, among other projects, on haptic feedback perception with Eve Hoggan. For my MSc thesis, I worked at HTLab (Human Technology Lab) with Luciano Gamberini on user experience evaluation in multimodal interfaces, which was part of the FP7 EU funded CEEDs project


Research Publications

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