Digital World Research Centre

Jane Vincent

Jane Vincent PhD FRSA is a freelance academic researcher and industry practitioner as well as guest teacher in the Department of Media and Communications at the London School of Economics and Political Science, and an associate of NuMe, Laboratory of New Media University of Udine, Italy.

Jane has published widely on the topic of the social practices of information and communication technology users and her academic career builds on over two decades of senior industry involvement in the development and implementation of digital mobile communications in Europe.

Jane researches the social practices and behaviours of information and communication technology users throughout the lifecourse of both the technologies and the users and is author of seminal articles on emotions and mobile phones.  She recently completed a two year study with the LSE as Senior Research Fellow working with colleagues on the Net Children Go Mobile and EU Kids Online projects examining the safe use of the internet by children and Her present research interests include electronic emotions and ICTs, cross cultural analysis of writing and reading on paper and digitally, smartphone culture and social robots from a human perspective. She a UK representative on COST Action IS1402 ‘Ageism – a multinational interdisciplinary perspective’

Jane is a reviewer and editor with numerous leading international journals and publishers and she presents at academic and industry conferences. A founding member of the GSM community she has been an awards judge for the Global Mobile Awards since 2004.

Jane Vincent:

Selected Publications

Vincent J., Haddon L. (eds.) (forthcoming) Smartphone Cultures Abingdon Routledge

Vincent J.,(forthcoming) Electronic Emotions, Age and the Life Course in Taipale S., Wilska T-A.,  Gilleard C., (eds) Digital Technologies and Generational Identity: ICT Usage Across the Life Course, Abingdon Routledge

Vincent J., Lim C., Farinosi M., O’Sullivan J. (forthcoming) Student preferences for smartphones vs. paper and pen  in Vincent J., Haddon L. (eds.) Smartphone Cultures Abingdon Routledge

Vincent J., (2016) Students’ use of paper and pen versus digital media in university environments for writing and reading – a cross-cultural exploration Journal of Print and Media Technology Research V (2) 97-106

Vincent J., (2016)  ‘Emotion and Mobile Phones’, in Kristof Nyiri (ed.), Mobile Democracy: Essays on Self Society and Politics (Springer Verlag, 2003), pp. 214–24. Goggin G., Ling R., Hjorth L., (eds.) Mobile Technologies Critical Concepts and Media and Cultural Studies Vol II Mobile Society—Culture, Identities, and Practices C 5 New York Routledge

Mascheroni, G., & Vincent, J., (2016) Perpetual contact as a communicative affordance: opportunities, constraints and emotions Mobile Media and Communications 3

Mascheroni, G., Vincent, J., & Jimenez, E. (2015) “Girls are addicted to likes so they post semi-naked selfies”: Peer mediation, normativity and the construction of identity online CyberPsychology: Journal of Psychosocial Research on Cyberspace 9 (1).

Vincent J., The Mobile Phone: An Emotionalised Social Robot (2015) in Vincent J., Taipale S., Sapio B., Fortunati L., Lugano G., (eds.) Social Robots from a Human Perspective. London: Springer 

Vincent J., (2015) Mobile Opportunities, Exploring Positive Mobile Media Opportunities for European Children Beckett C., (ed.)   POLIS London School of Economics and Political Science

Vincent J., (2015) Staying in touch with my mobile phone in my pocket and Internet in the cafes in Marquez Reiter R & Martin Rojo L, (eds.) A sociolinguistics of diaspora: Latino practices, identities and ideologies. Routledge

Vincent J., (2014) What's so special about the mobile phone? - exploring the mobile phone as a legacy of its ICT progenitors in Denison T., Sarrica T., Stillman L., (eds.) Theories and practice for Community and Social Informatics.  Monash University, Melbourne

Haddon, L., Vincent, J., (2014) (eds.) European children and their carers’ understanding of use, risks and safety issues relating to convergent mobile media. Milano: Educatt.

Vincent J., Fortunati L., (2014) The Emotional Identity of the Mobile Phone in Goggin G., Hjorth L., The Routledge Companion to Mobile Media , Routledge

Livingstone, S., Haddon, L., Vincent, J., Mascheroni, G., Ólafsson, K., (2014) Net children go mobile: the UK report: a comparative report with findings from the UK 2010 survey by EU Kids Online. Net Children Go Mobile, Milan, Italy

Vincent J., (2013) Is the mobile phone a personalized social robot? intervalla Vol 1 pp 60-70

Sugiyama S., Vincent J., (2013) Social Robots and Emotion: Transcending the Boundary Between Humans and ICTs intervalla Vol 1 pp1-6

Fortunati L., Vincent J., (2013) Sociological Insights into writing/reading on paper and writing/reading digitally in Telematics and Informatics 27 February 2013  

Vincent J., (2012) Using Information and Communication Technologies to Support New Global Societies in innovations Technology/Governance/Innovation Mobilizing Entrepreneurship Volume 7 Issue 4 pp101-111 ( last accessed April 2013)

Vincent J., (2012) Mediating Emotions via Visual Communications – an exploration of the visual presentation of self via mobile phones in Nyiri K., (ed.) Visual Learning Series Vol 2 The Iconic Turn in Education Peter Lang Berlin

Abruzzese A., Barile N., Gebhardt J., Vincent J., Fortunati L., (eds.) (2012) The New Television Ecosystem  Peter Lang Berlin

Fortunati L., Pertierra R., Vincent J., (2012) (eds.) Migration, Diaspora and Information Technologies in Global Societies, Routledge New York

Vincent J., (2011) Emotion and the Mobile Phone in Greif H., Hjorth L., Lasen A., Lobet–Maris C., Cultures of Participation: Media Practices, Politics and Literacy, Peter Lang Berlin

Vincent J., (2010) Living with Mobile Phones in Höflich J. R.., Kircher G. F., Linke C., Schlote I., (eds.) Mobile Media and the Change of Everyday Life. Berlin: Peter Lang.

Vincent J., (2010) Emotion and the Mobile Phone in Information Society Journal – Russian e–Development Partnership (in Russian)

Vincent J., (2010) Body to Body Interaction in Broadband Society in You will Shape the Digital Society with your knowledge - Make it Happen! Conference on Communication - a Common Playground for Social and Telecommunications Scientists  University   26 – 28 May 2010 Technical University of Applied Sciences Wildau Germany

Vincent J., (2009) Affiliations, Emotion and the Mobile Phone in  Esposito A., Vich R., (eds.) Cross Modal Analysis of Speech, Gestures, Gaze and Facial Expression, COST Action 2012 International Conference, Prague, Czech Republic, October 15 to 18 2008, Revised,  Selected and Invited papers, Lecture Notes in Computer Science 5641 Springer  

Vincent J., Fortunati L., (2009) (eds.) Electronic Emotion. The Mediation of Emotion via Information Communication Technologies; Peter Lang Oxford  

Vincent J., Haddon L., (2009) Children’s Broadening Use of Mobile Phones in Goggin G., Hjorth L., Mobile Technologies from Telecommunications to Media (eds.) Routledge New York

Vincent J., Harris L., (2008) Effective Use of Mobile Communications in E-Government: How do we reach the tipping point? iCS Information Communication Society Routledge 11:3 395-413

Haddon L., Vincent J., (2007) Growing up with a mobile phone – Learning from the experiences of some children in the UK  DWRC Report for Vodafone UK

Vincent J., (2006) Emotional Attachment and Mobile Phones Knowledge, Technology, and Policy Vol 19:1 Springer Transaction

Vincent J., (2005) Emotional Attachment and Mobile Phones Bertschi S., Glotz P., (eds.) Thumb Culture: The Meaning Of Mobile Phones For Society  Transcript Verlag/Transaction US (also in German)

Vincent J., Haddon L., Hamill L., (2005) The influence of mobile phone users on the design of 3G products and services in The Journal of Communications Network Vol 4 Part 4

Taylor A. S., Vincent J., (2005) An SMS History pp 75-92 Hamill L., Lasen A., (eds.) Mobile World Past, Present and Future   Springer Science + Business Media

Vincent J., (2004) 11 – 16 Mobile : Examining Mobile Phone and ICT uses amongst children aged 11 to 16  December 2004 DWRC Report funded by Vodafone UK

Vincent J., Haddon L., (2004) Informing Suppliers about User Behaviours to better prepare them for their 3G/UMTS Customers  Report 34 for UMTS Forum

Vincent J., (2003) Emotion and Mobile Phones pp 215 – 224 in Nyiri K., (ed.) Communications in the 21st Century Mobile Democracy Essays on Society, Self and Politics  Passagen Verlag

Vincent J., Harper, R., (2003) Social Shaping of UMTS – Preparing the 3G Customer Report 26 for UMTS Forum