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Note: In many areas of Computer Science, including HCI, top ranking conferences are prioritised over journals. Full publications at top ranking conferences, e.g. ACM CHI, are highly competitive and the equivalent to journal publications in other disciplines. Google Scholar provides a ranking of publication venues in HCI, covering journals and conferences. ACM CHI, a conference, is the top ranked publication venue.


Thomas, RJ., O’Hare, G., and Coyle, D. 2023. Understanding technology acceptance in smart agriculture: A systematic review of empirical research in crop production. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 189, 122374.   [Q1 rank]

Pretorius, C., McCashin, D. and Coyle, D. (2022) Supporting personal preferences and different levels of need in online help-seeking: a comparative study of help-seeking technologies for mental health. Human–Computer Interaction, pp.1-22.   [Q1 rank]

Pretorius, C., McCashin, D. and Coyle, D. (2022) Mental health professionals as influencers on TikTok and Instagram: What role do they play in mental health literacy and help-seeking?. Internet Interventions, p.100591.   [Q1 rank]

Ivanof, B.E., Terhune, D.B., Coyle, D. and Moore, J.W. (2022) Manipulations of Libet clock parameters affect intention timing awareness. Scientific Reports12(1), pp.1-10.  [Q1 rank]

McCashin, D., Coyle, D., & O’Reilly, G. (2022). Pesky gNATs for children experiencing low mood and anxiety–A pragmatic randomised controlled trial of technology-assisted CBT in primary care. Internet interventions, 27, 100489.   [Q1 rank]

Ivanof, B.E., Terhune, D.B., Coyle, D., Gottero, M. and Moore, J.W. (2022) Examining the effect of Libet clock stimulus parameters on temporal binding. Psychological Research [Q1 / Q2 rank DOI:

Zheng M, Pan X, Bermeo NV, Thomas RJ, Coyle D, O’Hare GM, & Campbell AG (2022). STARE: Augmented Reality Data Visualization for Explainable Decision Support in Smart Environments. IEEE Access, 10, 29543-29557.  [Q1 rank]

Pretorius C, Coyle D (2021) Young People’s Use of Digital Tools to Support Their Mental Health During Covid-19 Restrictions. Front. Digit. Health 3:763876. DOI:

Tadas S, Pretorius C, Foster EJ, Gorely T, Leslie SJ, Coyle D (2021) Transitions in Technology Mediated Cardiac Rehabilitation and Self-management: A Qualitative Study using the Theoretical Domains Framework. JMIR Cardio. 30/07/2021:30428 (forthcoming/in press) DOI:

Nunes Vilaza G, Coyle D, Bardram JE (2021) Public Attitudes to Digital Health Research Repositories: a Cross-Sectional International Survey. Journal of Medical Internet Research. 20/09/2021:31294 (forthcoming/in press) DOI: [Q1 rank]

Khan, M.A., Smyth, B. and Coyle, D. (2021) Addressing the complexity of personalized, context-aware and health-aware food recommendations: an ensemble topic modelling based approach. J Intell Inf Syst (2021). DOI:  [Q2 rank]

Clyne, C., Jackman, C., Tully, M., Coyle, D. and O’Reilly, G. (2021), “We live in the moment”—Experiences of people with Intellectual Disabilities and Clinicians of Computer-Assisted Mindfulness and Relaxation. Br J Learn Disabil. DOI:  [Q2 rank]

Tadas S, Coyle D (2020) Barriers and Facilitators of Technology in Cardiac Rehabilitation and Self-Management: Systematic Qualitative Grounded Theory Review. Journal of Medical Internet Research. 2020;22(11):e18025. DOI: 10.2196/18025  PMID  [Q1 rank]

Stawarz K, Preist C, Tallon D, Wiles N, Kessler D, Turner K, Shafran R, Coyle D (2020) Design Considerations for the Integrated Delivery of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Depression: A User-Centered Design Study. JMIR Mental Health. 2020;7(9):e15972, DOI: 10.2196/15972 URL:

McCashin D, Coyle D, O’Reilly G (2020) A qualitative evaluation of Pesky gNATs in primary care – the experiences of assistant psychologists providing computer-assisted CBT to children experiencing low mood and anxiety. Internet Interventions. 2020, 100348,

Pretorius C, Chambers D, Coyle D. Young People’s Online Help-Seeking and Mental Health Difficulties: Systematic Narrative Review. J Med Internet Res 2019;21(11):e13873. DOI: 10.2196/13873

Stawarz K, Preist C, Coyle D. Use of Smartphone Apps, Social Media and Online Resources to Support Mental Health and Wellbeing: An Online Survey. JMIR Mental Health. 2019;6(7):e12546 (DOI)

Pretorius C, Chambers D, Cowan BR, Coyle D. Young People Seeking Help Online for Mental Health: Cross-Sectional Survey Study. JMIR Mental Health. 2019 6 (8), e13524 (DOI)

McCashin D, Coyle D, O’Reilly G. Children’s experiences with technology-assisted cognitive behavioural therapy: A Qualitative Synthesis. J Med Internet Res 2019;21(11):e13540. DOI: 10.2196/13540.  PMID: 31714251

van der Meulen H, McCashin D, O’Reilly G, Coyle D. Using Computer Games to Support Mental Health Interventions: Naturalistic Deployment Study. JMIR Ment Health 2019;6(5):e12430. (DOI)

Stawarz K, Preist C, Tallon D, Wiles N, Coyle D. (2018) User Experience of CBT Apps for Depression: An Analysis of App Functionality and User Reviews. J Med Internet Res. 2018;20(6):e10120. (DOI)

Burrows, A., Coyle, D. and Gooberman-Hill, R. (2018) Privacy, boundaries and smart homes for health: an ethnographic study. Health and Place. 50 pp112-118. (DOI)

Mountford N, Dorronzoro Zubiete E, Kessie T, García-Zapirain B, Nuño-Solinís R, Coyle D, B. Munksgaard K, Fernandez-Luque L, Rivera Romero O, Mora Fernandez M, Valero Jimenez P, Daly A, Whelan R, Caulfield B (2018) Study Protocol: CATCH – Cancer: Activating Technology for Connected Health. JMIR Research Protocol. 2018;7(1):e14. (DOI)

Cooney, P., Jackman, C., Coyle, D. & O’Reilly, G (2017) Computerised cognitive–behavioural therapy for adults with intellectual disability: randomised controlled trial. British Journal of Psychiatry Jun 2017, bjp.bp.117.198630 (DOI)

Tunney, C., Cooney, P., Coyle, D. & O’Reilly, G. (2017) Mindful Gnats: Comparing Young People’s Experience of Technology-Delivered versus Face-to-Face Mindfulness and Relaxation. British Journal of Psychiatry. 210(4) 284-289 (DOI)

Lumsden, J., Skinner, A., Coyle, D., Lawrence, N. & Munafo, M. (2017) Attrition from Web-Based Cognitive Testing: A Repeated Measures Comparison of Gamification Techniques. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 19(11), e395. (DOI)

Girard, A., Cowan, B.R., Shankar, K. & Coyle, D. (2017) Using Emotional Attachment as a Lens to Improve Users E-reading Experience. International Journal of Interaction Design and Architecture, 32 2017, pp.74-83.

Lumsden, J., Edwards, E., Lawrence, N., Coyle, D. & Munafò, M. (2016) Gamification of cognitive assessment and cognitive training: A systematic review of applications and efficacy. JMIR SERIOUS GAMES 4(2):e11. (DOI Open Access link)

O’Reilly, G., Coyle, D. & Tunney, C. (2016) Even Buddhist Monks Use a Gong: A Mindfulness Skills Programme for Young People Delivered through the “Mindful Gnats” Computer Game and App. International Journal of Game-Based Learning 6(4) pp39-51. (DOI link)

Burrows, A., Gooberman-Hill, R. & Coyle, D. (2015) Empirically derived user attributes for the design of home healthcare technologies. Personal and Ubiquitous Computing. 19(8) pp1233–1245 (DOI Open Access link)

Limerick, H., Coyle, D. & Moore, J.W. (2014). The Experience of Agency in Human-Computer Interactions: A Review. Front. Hum. Neurosci. 8:643. (DOI link).

Coyle, D., Thieme, A., Linehan, C., Balaam, M., Wallace, J. & Lindley, S. (2014) Emotional Wellbeing, International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, 72(8–9), 627-628, (DOI link).

Knowles SE, Toms G, Sanders C, Bee P, Lovell K, Rennick-Egglestone S, Coyle D, Kennedy CM, Littlewood E, Kessler D, Gilbody S, Bower P. (2014) Qualitative meta-synthesis of user experience of computerised therapy for depression and anxiety. PLoS ONE 9(1): e84323. (DOI link)

Doherty, G., Coyle, D., & Matthews, M. (2010). Design and evaluation guidelines for mental health technologies. Interacting with Computers. 22(4), pp243-252. (pdf) (DOI link)

Coyle, D., Doherty, G., & Sharry, J. (2009). An Evaluation of a Solution Focused Computer Game in Adolescent Interventions. Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry. 14(3) pp345-360 (pdf) (DOI link)

Coyle, D., Doherty, G., Sharry, J., & Matthews, M. (2007). Computers in Talk-Based Mental Health Interventions. Interacting with Computers, 19(4), pp.545-562. (pdf) (DOI link). Top ten most cited.

Coyle, D., Matthews, M., Sharry, J., Nisbet, A., & Doherty, G. (2005). Personal Investigator: A Therapeutic 3D Game for Adolescent Psychotherapy. International Journal of Interactive Technology and Smart Education, 2, pp.73-88. (pdf) (DOI link)

Full conference papers (ACM Archival and peer reviewed)

Tadas, S., Dickson, J. and Coyle, D. 2023. Using Patient- Generated Data to Support Cardiac Rehabilitation and the Transition to Self-Care. In Proceedings of the 2023 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ’23), April 23–28, 2023, Hamburg, Germany. ACM, New York, NY, USA, 16 pages.   [Core A*]

Vilaza GN, Doherty K, McCashin D, Coyle D, Bardram J, & Barry M (2022). A Scoping Review of Ethics Across SIGCHI. ACM DIS’22: Designing Interactive Systems Conference. Association for Computing Machinery.   [Core A]

Stawarz, K, Preist, C, Tallon, D, Thomas, L, Turner, K, Wiles, N, Kessler, D, Shafran, R and Coyle, D. (2020) Integrating the Digital and the Traditional to Deliver Therapy for Depression: Lessons from a Pragmatic Study. 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ’20). Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, 1–14.  DOI: Best Paper Honorable Mention.  [Core A*]

Pretorius, C, McCashin, D, Kavanagh, N, and Coyle, D. (2020) Searching for Mental Health: A Mixed-Methods Study of Young People’s Online Help-Seeking. 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ’20). Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, 1–13. DOI:  [Core A*]

Nunes Vilaza G, Maharjan R, Coyle D, Bardram J. (2020) Futures for Health Research Data Platforms From the Participants’ Perspectives. In Proceedings of the 11th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction: Shaping Experiences, Shaping Society (NordiCHI ’20). ACM, Article 39, 1–14. DOI:

Bergstrom-Lehtovirta, J. Coyle, D., Knibbe, J. and Hornbæk, K (2018) I Really did That: Sense of Agency with Touchpad, Keyboard, and On-skin Interaction. ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2018. Paper 378 (pdf) (DOI[Core A*]

Cowan, Pantidi, Coyle, Morrissey, Clarke, Al-Shehri, Earley & Bandeira. 2017. “What can i help you with?”: infrequent users’ experiences of intelligent personal assistants. ACM MobileHCI ’17. Article 43, 12 pages. (DOI[Core B]

Burrows, A., Gooberman-Hill, R. & Coyle, D. (2016) Shared Language and the Design of Home Healthcare Technology. ACM CHI 2016. pp3584-3594. (pdf) (DOI link)    [Core A*]

Limerick, H., Moore, J.W. & Coyle, D. (2015). Empirical Evidence for a Diminished Sense of Agency in Speech Interfaces. ACM CHI 2015. pp3967-3970. (pdf) (DOI link)    [Core A*]

Worgan, P., Clare, L., Stark, B.H., Proynov, P. & David Coyle. (2015) Inductive Power Transfer for On-body Sensors. Defining a design space for safe, wirelessly powered on-body health sensors. Pervasive Health 2015. (pdf)

Clare, L.R., Worgan, P., Stark, B & D. Coyle (2015) Influence of Exposure Guidelines on the Design of On-Body Inductive Power Transfer. IEE WPTC 2015. (pdf)

Preist, C., Massung, E. & Coyle, D. (2014) Competing or Aiming to be Average? Normification as a means of engaging digital volunteers. ACM CSCW 2014, pp1222-1233 (pdf) (DOI link[Core A]

Vi, C., Jamil, I., Coyle, D. & Subramanian, S. (2014) Error Related Negativity in Observing Interactive Tasks. ACM CHI 2014, pp3787-3796. (pdf) (DOI link)    [Core A*]

Massung, E., Coyle, D., Kater, C., Jay, M. & Preist, C. (2013) Using Crowdsourcing to Support Pro-Environmental Community Activism. ACM CHI 2013, pp371-380. Best Paper Honorable Mention. (pdf) (DOI link)    [Core A*]

Coyle, D., Moore, J., Kristensson, P.O., Fletcher, P.C., & Blackwell, A.F. (2012) I did that! Measuring Users’ Experience of Agency in their own Actions. ACM CHI 2012, pp 2025-2034. Best Paper Honorable Mention. (pdf) (DOI link[Core A*]

Doherty, D., Coyle, D., & Sharry, J. (2012) Engagement with Online Mental Health Interventions: An Exploratory Clinical Study of a Treatment for Depression. ACM CHI 2012, pp 1421-1430. (pdf) (DOI link[Core A*]

Coyle, D., McGlade, N., Doherty, G. & O’Reilly, G. (2011) Exploratory Evaluations of a Computer Game Supporting Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Adolescents. ACM CHI 2011, pp2937-2946. (pdf) (DOI link)    [Core A*]

Coyle, D., & Doherty, G. (2009). Clinical evaluations and collaborative design: developing new technologies for mental healthcare interventions. ACM CHI 2009, pp.2051-2060. (pdf) (DOI link[Core A*]

Short conference papers (peer reviewed)

Khan, MA, Rushe, E, Smyth, B and Coyle, D. Personalized, Health-Aware Recipe Recommendation: An Ensemble Topic Modeling Based Approach. HealthRecSys ’19, September 20, 2019, Copenhagen, Denmark. arXiv preprint arXiv:1908.00148.

Limerick, H., Moore, J.W. & Coyle, D. (2015). Symbiotic Interaction and the Experience of Agency. Symbiotic Interaction 2015. pp99-104. (DOI link)

Berthaut, F., Coyle, D., Moore, J. & Limerick, H. (2015) Liveness Through the Lens of Agency and Causality. NIME 2015. (pdf)

Krusteva, D., Sahoo, D,. Marzo, A., Subramanian, S. & Coyle, D. (2015) Marionette: a Multi-Finger Tilt Feedback Device for Curvatures and Haptic Images Perception. ACM CHI EA 2015. pp1229-1234. (pdf) (DOI link)

Slovák, P., Wadley, G., Coyle, D., Thieme, A., Yamashita, N., Lederman, R., Schutt, S. & Doces, M. (2015) Developing Skills for Social and Emotional Wellbeing. ACM CHI EA 2015. pp2397-2400. (pdf) (DOI link)

Burrows, A., Noyes, J., Gooberman-Hill, R. & Coyle, D. (2015) Investigating contexts of use for the development of domestic healthcare technology: an ethnographic study. International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development, ICTD 2015. (pdf) (DOI link)

Burrows, A., Gooberman-Hill, R. & Coyle, D. (2015) Home truths: Insights for designing inclusive smart home technologies for healthcare. Design4Health 2015.

Knibbe, J., Martinez, D., Bainbridge, C., Chan, C., Wu, J., Cable, T., Munir, H. & Coyle, D. Extending Interaction for Smart Watches: Enabling Bimanual Around Device Control. ACM CHI EA 2014. pp1891-1896. (DOI link)

Martinez, D., Knibbe, J., Haslam, A., Latimer, E., Dennis, B., Lewis, G., Whiteley, M. & Coyle, D. ReflectoSlates: Personal Overlays for Tabletops Combining Camera-projector Systems and Retroreflective Materials. ACM CHI EA 2014, pp2071-2076. (DOI link)

Wilson, M.L., Resnick, P., Coyle, D., & Chi, E.H. (2013) RepliCHI – the Workshop. ACM CHI EA 2013. pp3159-3162 (pdf) (DOI link)

Coyle, D., Linehan, C., Tang, K. & Lindley, S. (2012). Interaction Design and Emotional Wellbeing. ACM CHI EA 2012, pp 2775-2778. (pdf) (DOI link)

Thieme, A., Balaam, M., Wallace, J., Coyle, D., & Lindley, S. (2012) Designing wellbeing. In Proc. ACM DIS 2012, pp789-790. (pdf) (DOI link)

Coyle, D., Doherty, G. & Sharry, J. (2010). PlayWrite: end user adaptable games to support adolescent mental health. ACM CHI EA 2010, pp3889-3994. (pdf) (DOI link)

Doherty, G., Coyle, D., Matthews, M., & Sharry, J. (2010) Client-Centered Design of Technology to Support Mental Health, Global Telemedicine and eHealth Updates, Med-e-Tel 2010, pp171-175.

Matthews, M., Coyle, D., Sharry, J., Nisbet, A., & Doherty, G. (2004). Personal Investigator: Computer Mediated Adolescent Psychotherapy using an Interactive 3D Game. Proceedings of NILE2004 Narrative and Interactive Learning Environments, pp.75-81, 10-13 August 2004, Edinburgh, Scotland.

Workshop papers (peer reviewed)

Burrows, A., Gooberman-Hill, R., Craddock, I., & Coyle, D. (2014) SPHERE: Meaningful and Inclusive Sensor-Based Home Healthcare. ACM CSCW 2014 workshop on Designing with Users for Domestic Environments.

Burrows, A., Gooberman-Hill, R., Craddock, I., & Coyle, D. (2014) Sensors for healthcare: Would you want them in your home? ACM CHI 2014 workshop on Enabling Empathy in Health and Care: Design Methods and Challenges.

David Coyle, Replicating and Applying a Neuro-Cognitive Experimental Technique in HCI Research. RepliCHI 2013 – the CHI2013 Workshop on the Replication of HCI Research. (