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, and students’ preferences for paper or keyboard and screen.
Dr Vincent was UK Management Committee member of COST Action 298 Participation in Broadband Societies (2006-10) and Invited Expert on COST Action FP1104 New possibilities for print media and packaging - combining print with digital (2012- 2015). 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.
Currently exploring the representation of octo, nona and centenarians in media and communications with colleagues from the EU COST Action IS1402 www.notoageism.com (2014-2018). This project will develop during the coming months to deliver a UK based study of the online and mobile device experiences of this cohort. Most recently Dr Vincent has published an edited volume with Dr Leslie Haddon, ‘Smartphone Cultures’ exploring emerging questions about the ways in which this mobile technology and its apps have been produced, represented, regulated and incorporated into everyday social practices.