Nicole's work currently consists of four main research lines:
- Perceived privacy and security risks of smart home IoT
- Perceived fairness in the energy transition
- Emotions towards new technologies and risks
- Interrelated effects of socio-demographic, spatial and psychological variables on technology acceptance.
She has developed the often-cited Technology Acceptance Framework.
Nicole is currently president 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 various journals such as Energy Research and Social Science, Frontiers in Environmental Psychology, Energy Policy and Risk Analysis.