Bio

I’m an assistant professor (known as ‘lecturer’ in the UK) at the School of Computer Science, University of Nottingham, UK, where I am a member of the Mixed Reality Lab. My research in HCI brings together human-centred design with computational methods to support human activities and reasoning in collaborative settings. I’m particularly interested in how interactive technology can be designed to support, (or disrupt) collocated people interacting face-to-face. My research approach is multidisciplinary, drawing on ethnography, participatory design, prototyping, and studies of technology deployments.

I have a broad interest in HCI, particularly CSCW (Computer-Supported Cooperative Work), interactive systems design, and mobile and ubiquitous computing in the wild. I am a Co-Investigator (Nottingham lead) on the A-IoT project on the design of interaction mechanisms and user interfaces for a future Autonomous Internet of Things (A-IoT), and a Co-I on the UbiDesign project on design engineering processes that utilise real-time sensor based information and ubiquitous computing (Ubicomp). Previously,  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 and has been published at leading conferences in HCI (CHI, UbiComp, CSCW) and AI (AAMAS, IJCAI), and has been awarded Best Paper awards at CHI 2013 and AAMAS 2015. 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’.

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