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Bernd PlodererI am a 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), Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW), and Health Informatics. I investigate how technology can support healthy living, particularly through personal health data from mobile and wearable technologies and through social technologies that mediate interactions with peers and health professionals. I combine qualitative research and human-centred design techniques to study people’s practices, to design prototypes, and to evaluate the impact of new technologies.

I conducted research in various health contexts, including bodybuilding, quitting smoking, and physiotherapy. In my current work I design mobile and wearable technology to support healthy sleep habits, wound management, and rehabilitation after a stroke.

Student research opportunities: I am currently seeking highly-motivated students to work on exciting projects at the intersection of health and technology.