Awards

  • 2013: Best Paper Honorable Mention at ACM CHI 2013
  • 2012: Best Paper Honorable Mention at ACM CHI 2012
  • 2009-2011: Marie Curie Post Doctoral Research Fellowship, co-funded by IRCSET Inspire
  • 2003-2007: Higher Education Authority of Ireland PhD fellowship
  • 2004: O2 Digital Media Award, Digital Innovation (Consumer Category)
  • 2003: Europrix Top Talent Award, Offline/DVD production

 
Press

 

Invited talks

  • Evolving Technologies for Life, Pervasive Media Studio, Bristol, 16/5/2014
  • Technology for adolescent mental health, EPSRC UBhave 2013, UCL, London, 25/9/2013
  • Designing engaging mental health technologies, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern Uni, Chicago, US 6/3/2013
  • Designing for mental health and emotional wellbeing, Sheffield Hallam University, 23/10/12
  • Understanding the experience of agency in Human Computer Interactions, Goldsmiths, University of London, 18/10/12
  • Intelligent Machines and Human Agency, Neural Dynamics Forum, Uni. of Bristol, 12/10/12
  • Designing to support mental health and emotional wellbeing, IGW Summer Camp, Institute for Design and Assessment of Technology, Vienna University of Technology, 4/7/2012
  • Mixing interaction design and cognitive neuroscience, Institute of Neuroscience, Trinity College Dublin, 4/12/2011
  • Mixing Human Computer Interaction and Cognitive Neuroscience, Behavioural and Clinical Neuroscience Institute, University of Cambridge, 14/10/2011
  • Exploratory Evaluations of a Computer Game Supporting Cognitive Bahavioural Therapy for Adolescents, Rainbow Research Group seminar, Computer Laboratory, University of Cambridge, 5/5/2011
  • ‘Designing Technologies to Support Mental Health Interventions’:
    • University of Cambridge, Rainbow Research Group seminar, 11/3/2010
    • University of East Anglia, Dept of Medicine and Health Sciences, 24/4/2010
    • MRC Cognition and Brain Science Unit, Cambridge, 4/5/2010
    • University of Lincoln, Social Computing Research Centre, 25/6/2010
    • Darwin College Science Seminar Series, University of Cambridge, 28/10/2010
    • Queen Mary University of London, Newham Centre for Mental Health, 24/11/2010
  • ‘Computer games to support adolescent mental health interventions. Conference on Suicide Prevention, Bar-Ilan University, Tel Aviv’. 30/1/2010
  • ‘Designing to Support Talk-Based Mental Health Interventions’. UCLIC seminar series, University College London, 18/2/2009
  • ‘An Evaluation of a Solution Focused Computer Game in Adolescent Interventions’. Association of Child and Adolescent Mental Health research day, Dublin, Ireland, 10/9/2008.
  • ‘Mental health technologies for adolescent interventions’. Institute of Psychiatry at Kings College London, 21/7/2008.
  • ‘Technology for adolescent mental health’. Child Care Research Forum Seminar Series, Queens University Belfast, 18/6/2008.
  • ‘PlayWrite: Publishing and playing 3D computer games in adolescent mental health interventions’. XXIV World Congress – International Association for Suicide Prevention, 29/8/2007.
  • ‘Personal Investigator: A Game Tool for Psychological Interaction’. 1st Games for Health Conference, Madison, US., 17/9/2004.