Jennifer Nicholas, PhD

Network Member

Jennifer Nicholas


PhD, Black Dog Institute, Sydney Australia

Academic appointment

Postdoctoral research fellow, Center for Behavioural Intervention Technologies, Northwestern University.


Jennifer Nicholas is a Postdoctoral research fellow at the Center for Behavioural Intervention Technologies at Northwestern University. Her research focuses on improving access to evidence-based mental health care, tools, and resources through technology. Her current projects explore the implementation of digital mental health tools within health systems and how smartphone sensor data can support the identification and prediction of depression and assist users in the management of their mental health. She completed her PhD at the Black Dog Institute in Sydney Australia in 2017, investigating the use of smartphone apps to support self-management among individuals with bipolar disorder. This research emphasized consumer perspectives and needs regarding smartphone apps for the disorder, and explored the scientific quality of existing resources.

What I do when I'm not working

My fiancée and I have just moved to Chicago and are busy exploring the Midwest and beyond - visiting many national forests and state parks in the area (and having a blast!).


+1 312 503 6585


Center for Behavioural Intervention Technologies, Northwestern University
750 N Lake Shore Dr, 10th Fl
Chicago, IL 60611