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Early Research Career


Sarah Halpin

University or Abertay, Dundee (met 2010 as PhD candidates)



Graham Johnson

Director of UX Research, NCR

(2010 - 2013)

Jeunese is passionate about research, applied psychology and HCI. Her ability, focus, enthusiasm and diligence are remarkable for someone at this career stage. She is a exceptionally dynamic force within the team, an intelligent and positive contributor, and always welcomes new challenges. Jeunese's PhD research tackles a key business issue creating valuable consumer knowledge.


Graeme Jenkinson

Software and Security Research Engineer,

University of Cambridge (2013 - 2015)

Jeunese is intelligent, thorough and dedicated. She has extensive knowledge of both psychology and human computer interaction. Collaborating with Jeunese is good fun and always results in interesting findings.​


Sam Smith

Policy Lead, MedConfidential

(Business Acquaintance, met 2013)

Dr Payne is a smart creative talent who pays deep attention to detail across both technology and human experience. Her background and experience gives the research grinding to uncover underlying questions and develop effective solutions, explaining the problem and findings as needed. Jeunese is awesome, and you should hire her.


Bill Thomson

Principle Research Engineer, BBC R&D (Business Acquaintance, met 2015)

Jeunese combines her technical expertise with the ability to collaborate effectively, as she has demonstrated through her work but also in our wider and deeper conversations, where she is remarkably adept at cutting through confusion and offering a perspective that assimilates different points of view in a valuable way. She’s great at engaging with complexity, and finding some order or explanation. She is also very empathetic and understanding, in personal conversation and also, unusually, in more technical discussions where it’s easy to ignore the emotional overtones and trample on people’s feelings.


Fabian Krause

MPhil Student, University of Cambridge (2015)

Jeunese was part of the team that supervised me during my Master's thesis. She gave me valuable advice on how to perform interviews, what statistical methods to apply, and how to handle interviewees. This whole field was new to me but Jeunese supervised me with lots of patience and was always able to answer my questions, pointing me at the relevant literature. I really enjoyed working with her as she creates an enjoyable working atmosphere while also being very knowledgable.​

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