Dr Nikki Newhouse
Trainee Cognitive Behavioural Therapist

Nikki has recently joined our team as a trainee cognitive behavioural therapist and is currently working towards a postgraduate qualification in cognitive behavioural therapy at the University of Oxford.

Nikki has worked as a qualitative researcher at the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences at the University of Oxford for the past 9 years, where she uses collaborative and person-centred approaches to explore how people use (and don’t use) technology in the context of managing their physical health and psychological wellbeing across the lifespan. Nikki is known for her friendly and pragmatic approach and has a particular interest in life transitions and post-traumatic growth. Nikki has also previously worked as a support worker with adults living with severe mental illness.

After completing an undergraduate degree in English Literature and Language, Nikki spent several years abroad, working as a journalist and editor. She came back to the UK in 2007 and completed training as coach and mentor and then a master’s degree in psychology. Nikki went on to complete a PhD at UCL in which she focused on the potential of technology to support maternal wellbeing in the transition to first time motherhood. Nikki lives in Oxford with her husband and has three daughters. She enjoys weightlifting, trying to keep her many houseplants alive, and walking her two miniature daschunds.



PhD in Human-Computer Interaction (UCL)

PGCert Teaching in Higher Education (Oxford Brookes University)

MSc in Psychology (Conversion, Oxford Brookes University)

Certificate in Professional Coaching Skills (Coaching Development)

BA in English Literature and Language (UCL)



Member of British Psychological Society (BPS)

Member of British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP)

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy