IE Unit launches

Together with Ian Craddock, I will be leading the Data Capture theme within a new Integrative Epidemiology Unit (IEU) at the University of Bristol.

The new unit has received £23million research funding and will exploit the latest advances in genetics and digital data capture to improve understanding of how changes to lifestyle or environment, as well as pharmacological interventions, can reduce the risk of disease. The unit is jointly funded by the Medical Research Council … Read More →


I will be leading the User-centred Design activities within SPHERE, an interdisciplinary research collaboration (IRC) led by the University of Bristol together with the Universities of Southampton and Reading, has been awarded a grant by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) of £12 million. They will work in partnership with Bristol City Council, IBM, Toshiba and Knowle West Media Centre (KWMC).

The collaboration, known as SPHERE (Sensor Platform for HEalthcare in a Residential … Read More →

Talks on mental health technologies – May 5th, Cambridge

If you are anywhere near Cambridge on May 5th, the Rainbow Group in the Computer Laboratory is hosting two talks on technologies designed to support mental health interventions. I’m giving the first myself, on the evaluations of a computer game implementing Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. The second is by Dr Gavin Doherty of Trinity College Dublin and will consider the challenges associated with engagement in online mental health services. Further details of both talks are available … Read More →

gNats Island

gNats Island is a computer game implementing Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, which I’ve been working on for a while now – in collaboration with Gary O’Reilly and Nicola McGlade at UCD and with Gavin Doherty at Trinity College Dublin. The game is designed to support interventions with young people experiencing medium to severe internalising, mental health disorders. We recently completed our first set of exploratory trials, the details of which will be published in a paper … Read More →

‘See My Self’ user trials

See My Self, an online programme for the prevention of eating disorders, has now entered user trials. The trials are bring conducted in collaboration with the TCD Student Counselling service and BodyWhys, the Eating Disorder Association of Ireland.

See My Self was created and is being delivered using SilverCloud, a technology enhanced therapy platform developed by researchers at Trinity College Dublin, in partnership with the NDRC and ParentsPlus.