Dr Vincent’s primary research on emotions and mobile phones since 2002 has explored the attachment and dependence that people have to their mobiles and to ICTS generally and she has many publications on this topic. Researching behaviours and social practices of information and communication technology users Dr Vincent has worked with international teams to deliver numerous programmes and studies. These include the social shaping of mobile phone users, exploring migrants’ use of ICTs; social robots from a human perspective; electronic emotions and ICTs; children’s use of mobile phones and the internet, students’ preferences for paper or keyboard and screen & issues of ageism in research.
Dr Vincent was UK Management Committee member of COST Action 298 Participation in Broadband Societies (2006-10), Invited Expert on COST Action FP1104 New possibilities for print media and packaging - combining print with digital (2012- 2015) & UK delegate for COST Action IS1402 No to Ageism (2014 – 2018). She is series editor with Julian Gebhardt and Leopoldina Fortunati for Participation in Broadband Society (Peter Lang, Berlin), and joint editor of five edited collections the latest, with Dr Leslie Haddon, ‘Smartphone Cultures’ (2018 Routledge). This volume explores emerging questions about the ways in which this mobile technology and its apps have been produced, represented, regulated and incorporated into everyday social practices.
Currently Dr Vincent is examining the apparently undocumented role of women in UK telecommunications history during the latter quarter of the 20th Century. Building on her own industry experience the project aims to explore the lack of acknowledgement and historical record of women in the published history of the UK telecommunications industry during this period.