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BSc, MSc, Research Student
Location: Room 8.18
University College London
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7679 2175 (x32175)
My research focuses on understanding how technology could help people develop medication-taking habits, especially in the context of preventative therapies and medications that need to be taken every day. I'm currently developing a smartphone app that aims to achieve just that.
My work is affiliated with the CHI+MED Project.
My research interests include medication adherence, prospective memory, habit and routine building, and behaviour change. I am currently supervising a MSc student whose project explores the impact of social positive reinforcement on supporting the formation of health-related habits.
I have background in Computer Science (BSc) and Human-Computer Interaction (MSc). During my previous studies worked on exploring ergonomic issues related to the tablet use in an office environment and I am still interested in mobile devices. My current research interests focus on habit formation and behaviour change, and how technology could support them. I am also interested in tangible interfaces and prototyping, and would like to do more work in that area in the future.
Before starting my PhD, I worked as a Business Intelligence Analyst at a media company, where I was responsible for data analysis, user research and usability testing.
- "Don't forget your pill! Designing effective medication reminder apps that support users' daily routines", CHI'2014, Toronto, April 2014.
- "Bent necks and twisted wrists: Exploring the impact of touch-screen tablets on the posture of office workers", British HCI, Uxbridge, September 2013.
Seminars and lectures
- (upcoming) "Designing smartphone apps that support habit formation", UCL Centre for Behaviour Change, London, December 2014.
- "Smiling robots and vibrating helmets. Sketching and prototyping in UX Design.", invited talk, Design Practice module, MSc in Human-Computer Interaction with Ergonomics, UCL, London, November 2014.
- "Designing technologies that support human behaviour", lecture, Behaviour Change: An Interdisciplinary Approach module, BSc in Psychology, UCL, London, October 2014.
- "Evaluating smartphone apps", Evaluation methods in eHealth: eHealth unit technology knowledge sharing seminar series, London, September 2014
- "Did you take your Pill after breakfast?" How smartphone apps can support the creation of medication-taking habits, Health Informatics Seminar, BCS Scotland & University of Edinburgh, August 2014
- "Evaluating health-related smartphone apps", guest lecture, Research Methods module, MSc in Health Informatics, UCL, London, March 2014.
Workshops and doctoral consortia
- "Personalized routine support for tackling medication non-adherence", Personalised behaviour change technologies workshop at CHI, Toronto, April 2014.
- "How technology supporting daily habits could help women remember oral contraception", Habits in HCI Workshop, British HCI, Uxbridge, September 2013.
- "How existing technology supports remembering oral contraception", IHFE and CHI+MED Doctoral Consortium, London, June 2013.
Public engagement events
- "Habit Cookbook: Helping people develop good work habits", Focus On The Positive public engagement event, UCL and U3A, November 2014.
- "Safer medical devices and number magic for children", Brighton Science Festival, Brighton, February 2014.
- "Errors during medicine use", public engagement workshop with older adults organised by UCL School of Pharmacy, London, July 2013.
See my Lanyrd profile page for details about industry events I spoke at or co-organised.
- "Free yourself from perfectionism", Dare Conference, London, September 2014
- "Medication reminder apps: The Bad and The Ugly", UX Brighton - The Health Check, April 2014.
- "Broken necks and twisted wrists: Responsible design for tablets", Over the Air, Bletchley Park, September 2013.
- "Tablets are bad for posture: should we care?", UXCampLondon 2013, London, August 2013.
- "Using Human Factors methods for UX research", UXCampBrighton 2012, Brighton, December 2012.
- "Sex and UX: Researching sensitive topics", UXCampLondon 2012, London, July 2012.
- "Touchy feely creepy design", Geeky, London, May 2012.
- "Mobile UX" (co-presented with Arran Ross-Paterson), UXCampLondon 2011, London, July 2011.
- "Storytelling and UX: Role-playing your personas", UXCampLondon 2010, London, April 2010.
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