I am a Senior Lecturer in Human-Computer Interaction for Healthy Living at Queensland University of Technology (QUT). My research contributes to the areas of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) and Health Informatics. I investigate how technology can support people to stay healthy and well in a particular context. I am particularly interested in technologies that generate personal health data and that support interactions with peers and health professionals. My work combines qualitative research and co-design techniques to study health practices, create technology prototypes, and evaluate the impact of new technologies.
I conducted research in various digital health contexts, including bodybuilding, quitting smoking, healthy sleep habits, and rehabilitation after a stroke. Currently, I am involved in the following projects:
- MyFootCare: empowering people with a diabetic foot ulcer (DFU) in their self-care through mobile visual analytics (supported by The Prince Charles Hospital Foundation)
- Ambient Nature Network: designing technologies to connect people to and through nature (supported by ARC DP190101647)
- Framing and Enabling Children’s Active Play using Novel Technology (supported by ARC DP200100723)
- Understanding and Treating Videogame Addiction in Young People (supported by NHMRC)
Student research opportunities: I am seeking highly-motivated students to work with me on the above projects.