Research output per year
Research output per year
School of Engineering and Applied Science, Aston University
B4 7ET Birmingham
Accepting PhD Students
(1) A Novel, Ability-Reactive Health Technology for Older Adults with AMD. (2) Engineering A Novel Mobile Assistive Technology to Improve Quality of Life, Independence and Medical Condition Management in Individuals with Healthcare-Related Needs.
Research activity per year
My main research focus is in the area of human‐computer interaction (HCI) – that is, the study and subsequent improvement of human interaction with technology and the design, development and evaluation of interactive technologies. My Ph.D. research has been focused on the design, development and evaluation of mobile assistive technologies for special needs user such as older adults with visual impairments - an area to which I have contributed practically‐validated guidelines.
I have extensive experience of adopting user-centred, participatory design approaches for the design and development of mobile assistive healthcare technologies, and of both qualitative and quantitative approaches to technology design and evaluation (including the use of observational and experimental designs).
I am interested in applying gamified interventions to promote healthy eating behaviours and have co-developed the 'Vegetable Maths Masters' app for children and teachers to support healthy eating behaviour. The majority of my research is multi-disciplinary in nature, representing collaborations across many different domains including psychology, ophthalmology, and health informatics.
Associate Editor of the Journal of Rehabilitation and Assistive Technologies (RATE)
Grant Reviewer for the InZicht Programme: The Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development
Member of the Editorial Review Board of the International Journal of Mobile Human Computer Interaction (IJMHCI)
Workshop on Designing with Older Adults: Towards a Complete Methodology, MobileHCI’14 & MobileHCI’15
If you are interested in pursuing a Ph.D. in research area aligned with my interests, please contact me directly by email for further details of potential projects.
Room number: MB560E
Award Date: 1 Aug 2018
Award Date: 1 Aug 2016
Award Date: 1 Aug 2011
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Research output: Contribution to specialist publication › Article
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Conference publication
Supervisor: Lumsden, J. M. (Supervisor)
Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis › Doctor of Philosophy