Paul Noble

Location: Room 8.18
University College London
Malet Place Engineering Building (8th Floor)
Gower Street, London

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7679 1023 (x51023)

Email: P.Noble@cs.ucl.ac.uk

Paul Noble

Research Interests

In order to inform the design of home medical devices and information technology systems, my work focuses on understanding patient practice within home and clinical environments. Learning activities, system workarounds, and improvised strategies facilitating safe use, are studied in order to find potential for error or opportunity. Novel safety theory perspectives (such as that of Resilience Engineering) are applied as analytical tools, in order to obtain a fuller empirical understanding of safety and the patient experience.


I'm a research student on the ESPRC funded CHI+MED programme (EP/G059063/1). This six- year project began in October 2009 and is concerned with the design and safe use of interactive medical devices. Prior to joining UCLIC, I worked in industry as an IT Consultant in the Finance and Telecommunications sectors.

Noble, P., & Blandford, A. (2013). You Can’t Touch This: potential perils of patient interaction with clinical medical devices. In Human-Computer Interaction–INTERACT 2013 (pp. 395-402). Springer Berlin Heidelberg.

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