My research interests are in Human Computer Interaction and Computer Supported Cooperative Work. In particular I am interested in the real world ways in which people create and use technology. Much of my work in the area of personal tracking and digital health.
UX for mHealth: In 2015/16 I led the SICSA Research Challenge UX for mHealth. This project was funded by SICSA (Scottish Informatics and Computer Science Alliance). Two key events that I organised as part of the challenge were:
GIST: I am an organiser for the Glasgow Insterative Systems Group at the University of Glasgow.
EuroFIT: I'm a researcher on an EU project called EuroFIT: Social innovation to improve physical activity and sedentary behaviour through elite European football. My work as a part of this project focuses on the development and evaluation of fitness apps.
ADUP: I am a co-investigator on The ADUP (Mobile App Data as a Utility for Public Health) project. This is a qualitative study addressing what data is being logged from mHealth applications, and whether and how this could become a resource for public health research. I am working with Marilyn Lennon and Cindy Gray. This research is funded by the RCUK Digital Economy ITaaU Network+.
Populations: I'm a researcher on an EPSRC Programme called Populations: A Population Approach to Ubicomp Systems Design. In this programme we are developing a new science of software structure based upon logging, inference and feedback to developers and users. The principle investigator is Matthew Chalmers.
PhD Student: I am second supervisor for PhD student Claire McCallum. Her project "A Hybrid Approach to Evaluating Mobile Technologies for Health and Wellbeing" is funded by a Lord Kelvin Adam Smith award.
MSc/UG: I supervise MSc / final year dissertation projects in the following areas:
Interns: Some recent interns/projects I have supervised include:
I have also given lectures at the Univesrity of Glasgow on topics relating to Human Computer Interaction and Software Engineering. For example: