About me

Minh Hao Nguyen

IKMZ – University of Zurich
Andreasstrasse 15
Room AND 3.68
8050 Zurich, Switzerland

E: mh.nguyen [a] ikmz.uzh.ch
T: +41 44 635 20 36

Welcome! My name is Minh Hao Nguyen and I am a researcher studying communication, new media technology, and health and wellbeing. I currently work as a Senior Teaching and Research Associate (Oberassistentin) at the Internet Use & Society Division of the Department of Communication and Media Research (IKMZ), University of Zurich. Starting from 2021, I will be a Marie Curie-Sklodowska Actions (MSCA) Fellow at the University of Zurich.

My research interests include the content, uses, and consequences of new media technologies (e.g., the Internet, SNS, mobile technologies) for health and wellbeing in an increasingly digitizing society. For instance, in a recent project I explore why and how people disconnect from social media in context of their wellbeing. In 2020, I received a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Action (MSCA) Fellowship from the European Commission to study how digital disconnection strategies affects young adults’ wellbeing using mobile experience sampling methods and a panel survey. In my work I try to move beyond traditional research methods, for instance by integrating behavioral tracking data with self-report measures.

I obtained my BSc in International Communication and Media from the Erasmus University Rotterdam in 2012, and I earned my MSc in Communication Science (research, cum laude) from the University of Amsterdam in 2014. In 2019, I received my doctorate (PhD, cum laude) from the Amsterdam School of Communication Research (ASCoR), University of Amsterdam. In my dissertation, I investigated the uses and effects of tailored online health information for older adults and cancer patients combining multiple methods and sources of data (survey research, experiments, a randomized controlled field trial, content analysis, and website tracking data). A central component to this work is the interplay between online and offline communication channels, as online behaviors can have offline consequences and vice versa.

If you are a researcher or organization interested in working with me, please contact me by email.

Photo by IKMZ, University of Zurich.