Helen Rice

h.rice2@ncl.ac.uk | Doctoral Trainee

Helen Rice

I am a researcher in Digital Civics at Open Lab. I have a background in social research, mostly health related. Prior to joining Open Lab I cofounded a cooperative in Scotland promoting self employment as an option for people with long term conditions seeking flexible ways of working.

My current research interests are in health, illness, ageing, disability and caring and how these relate to technology. I have particular interests in:

  • critical social research into self-tracking;
  • the ways in which new technologies are influencing how we think about our bodies;
  • technology to support caring (both informal and formal);
  • technology, cooperatives and social enterprises for health and well being;
  • technology and surveillance in the workplace;
  • innovative research and design methods.

When away from screens I like to craft, cook and sing.


Twitter: @HRiceResearch


Incorporating Children's and Their Parents' Perspectives into Condition-Specific Quality-of-Life Instruments for Children with Cerebral Palsy: A Qualitative Study
Parkinson KN, Rice H, Young B, Value in Health705-711


A qualitative study of the health-related quality of life of disabled children
Young B, Rice H, Dixon-Woods M, Colver AF, Parkinson KN, Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology660-665


Quality of Life and Childhood Disability – a qualitative study into quality of life for children with cerebral palsy aged 8 – 12 years
Rice H, Parkinson K, Colver AF, Young B, Dixon-Woods M, Patient Reported Outcomes Newsletter19-20
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