Previously I co-lead the Smart Products Beacon project ‘RoboClean’ on ‘Human-Robot Collaboration for Allergen-Aware Factory Cleaning’ in manufacturing environments, and was a Co-I on EPSRC IoFT Network+ project ‘IoT-enhanced factory cleaning’, and a Co-I on DFID Transform-funded project ‘ALTCAI’ focusing on conversational technologies for health advice-giving. I was a site PI on the EPSRC A-IoT project on the design of interaction mechanisms and user interfaces for a future Autonomous Internet of Things (A-IoT). I was a Co-I on the UbiDesign project on design engineering processes that utilise real-time sensor based information and ubiquitous computing (Ubicomp). I was a Co-I on the CharIoT project supporting non-profit energy advice work, and I have received EPSRC Impact Accelerator Account funding to increase the impact of the Chariot Energy Kit to for domestic environmental monitoring and sense making to support decision making. My post doc research on the EPSRC ORCHID platform grant focused on user-centred explorations of smart future energy systems and disaster response.
My research has been published in over 80 publications in leading conferences and journals in HCI (e.g., CHI, ToCHI, CSCW, UbiComp) and AI (e.g., AAMAS, IJCAI, JAIR), and has been awarded Best Paper awards at CHI 2011, CHI 2013, AAMAS 2015, CHI 2018, and CUI 2019. I have previously done research at Fraunhofer Germany and interned at (formerly Xerox) PARC in the US. I have obtained my PhD in 2011 from the University of Nottingham. My PhD thesis is entitled ‘Understanding Receptivity to Interruptions in Mobile HCI’.