Research Output 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.
- CS2260: Human Computer Interaction
- DC2260: Human Computer Interaction
- CS1020: java programming foundations
- Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2017
- Ph.D. in Human Computer Interaction, Aston University, 2015
- B.A. with First Class Joint Honours in Business and Computer Science, Aston University, 2011
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
- Megan Robertston: Investigation and Evaluation of Novel Approaches to Promoting and Maintaining Students’ Engagement with e-Learning
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
How to tackle food fussiness. Why Vegetable Maths Masters, a new maths app using vegetables, could increase children’s vegetable intakeFarrow, C., Haycraft, E., Coulthard, H., Thomas, J. M., Hakobyan, L. & Lumsden, J. M., 2019, Early Years Childcarer: the magazine for the early-years sector, 12, p. 22-23 2 p.
Research output: Contribution to specialist publication › Article
Using repeated visual exposure, rewards and modelling in a mobile application to increase vegetable acceptance in childrenFarrow, C., Belcher, E., Coulthard, H., Thomas, J. M., Lumsden, J. M., Hakobyan, L. & Haycraft, E., 1 Oct 2019, In : Appetite. 141, 104327.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article
A longitudinal evaluation of the acceptability and impact of a diet diary app for older adults with age-related macular degenerationHakobyan, L., Lumsden, J., Shaw, R. L. & O'Sullivan, D., 9 Sep 2016, MobileHCI'2016 : proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services . New York, NY (US): ACM, p. 124-134 11 p.
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Conference contribution
Engaging older adults with age-related macular degeneration in the design and evaluation of mobile assistive technologiesAuthor: Hakobyan, L., 1 Mar 2016
Supervisor: Lumsden, J. M. (Supervisor)
Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis › Doctor of Philosophy