I am a Lecturer in Human Computer Interaction with the School of Computer Science and Insight Centre for Data Analytics at University College Dublin. My research has a strong interdisciplinary focus, with the overall goal of understanding and developing computer systems that help to address important societal challenges. My current research has several broad themes:
- Health technologies: I have projects investigating the use of online support, games and mobile devices in mental health interventions. I also lead the user-centred design activities for SPHERE, a large interdisciplinary research collaboration focused on smart healthcare, based at the University of Bristol.
- The Experience of Agency: I have an ongoing interest in applying implicit metrics – derived from recent research in Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience – to explore peoples’ experience of agency when interacting with new technologies, including intelligent, on-body and sensing interfaces.
- Crowdsourcing and information visualisation: Other projects are investigating crowdsourcing and visualisation to support environmental activism and maritime navigation.
My research page provides further detail of ongoing research projects.
|Dec 2015:||Paper on shared languages and the design of smarthome technology accepted for CHI 2016.|
|Nov 2015:||Paper on technology supported mindfulness accepted for British Journal of Psychiatry.|
|Nov 2015:||Paper on the design of smart home technology accepted for Personal and Ubiquitous Computing.|
|Aug 2015:||PhD position available in Crowdsourcing and Recommendation Systems|
|July 2015:||iHCI 2015 announced for October 23rd at NCAD in Dublin|
|Apr 2015:||Paper on liveness, agency and causality accepted for NIME 2015|
|Mar 2015:||Papers on home healthcare accepted for ICTD 2015 and Design4Health 2015.|
|Mar 2015:||Papers on wireless charging for on-body sensors accepted for Pervasive Health 2015 and IEEE WPTC 2015.|
|Feb 2015:||As part of my UCD move I have also joined the Insight Centre for Data Analtyics.|
|Jan 2015:||I have joined the School of Computer Science and Informatics at University College Dublin.|
|Jan 2015:||Paper on the experience of agency in speech interfaces accepted for CHI 2015.|
COMP40630 Human Computer Interaction
Prospective PhD Students:
I enjoy working with people who are passionate about interactive technologies and want to address important social, economic and intellectual challenges. If you are interested in pursuing a PhD at University College Dublin please contact me to discuss projects and funding possibilities.
|The Experience of Agency
This is an ongoing project in which we are applying implicit metrics – derived from recent research in Cognitive Neuroscience – to explore and map peoples’ experience of personal agency when interacting with new technologies, such as on-body interactions and intelligent interfaces.
[CHI 2012] [CHI 2015]
|Crowdsourcing and community activism
Close the Door explored ways in which mobile crowdsourcing can be used to support pro-environmental community activists groups. In contrast to previous HCI research on pro-environmental technology, much of which is focused on individual behaviour change, this project offered new insights on the design of systems that target groups and communities.
[CHI 2013] [CSCW 2014]
- ACM CHI 2016 and 2015 Associate Chair, Understanding People sub-committee.
- Irish HCI 2015 Program Chair.
- ACM CHI 2011, 2012 and 2014 Work in Progress papers committee.
- ACM CHI 2014 Student Competition.
- CBMS 2014 and 2015.
- OzCHI 2014.
- ACM International Workshop on Mobile Systems for Computational Social Science 2012 and 2013
- Computer Based Medical Systems special tracks 2011, 2012 and 2013
- Irish HCI 2010 and 2011