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N.M.A. Huijts (Nicole)

Assistant Professor

About Me

Nicole Huijts is assistant professor in the domains of risk perception, environmental psychology and human-technology interaction. The focus of her research is on the public perception and acceptance of new technologies in the domains of energy, ICT and transport. Nicole has extensive experience with multi-disciplinary research and education, particularly bringing together the fields of psychology, engineering and ethics. Previous to working at the University of Twente, she worked at the Eindhoven and Delft Universities of Technology.

Expertise

Medicine & Life Sciences
Computer Security
Emotions
Hydrogen
Social Sciences
Acceptance
Citizen
Energy
Earth & Environmental Sciences
Energy
Project

Research

Nicole's work currently consists of four main research lines:

  1. Perceived privacy and security risks of smart home IoT
  2. Perceived fairness in the energy transition
  3. Emotions towards new technologies and risks
  4. Interrelated effects of socio-demographic, spatial and psychological variables on technology acceptance.

She has developed the often-cited Technology Acceptance Framework.

Nicole is a member of the board of the Benelux Chapter of the Society for Risk Analysis-Europe and participates in the Utwente Energy Transition and Behavior group. She is also affiliated to the UU/TUe Fair Energy Transition Consortium and the 4TU Center for Ethics and Technology.

Nicole reviews for journals such as Energy Research and Social Science, Frontiers in Psychology, and Energy Policy. 

Publications

Recent
Budimir, S., Fontaine, J. R. J. , Huijts, N. M. A., Haans, A., Loukas, G., & Roesch, E. B. (2021). Emotional reactions to cybersecurity breach situations: Scenario-based survey study. Journal of medical internet research, 23(5), [e24879]. https://doi.org/10.2196/24879
Alfano, M. , & Huijts, N. (2020). Trust in institutions and governance. In J. Simon (Ed.), The Routledge Handbook of Trust and Philosophy (pp. 256-270). Taylor & Francis. https://www.taylorfrancis.com/chapters/edit/10.4324/9781315542294-20/

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Education

I currently teach in the courses Psychology of Safety, Cognition and Development, Research Methods and Research Project and supervise BSc and MSc theses. 

Affiliated Study Programmes

Bachelor

Master

Courses Academic Year  2021/2022

Courses in the current academic year are added at the moment they are finalised in the Osiris system. Therefore it is possible that the list is not yet complete for the whole academic year.
 

Contact Details

Visiting Address

University of Twente
Drienerlolaan 5
7522 NB Enschede
The Netherlands

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Mailing Address

University of Twente
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands