I am Lecturer at Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and Honorary Fellow at the University of Melbourne. My research lies at the intersection of computational and social sciences and contributes to the disciplines of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) and Computer-Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW).
My research focuses on designing social computing applications to foster connections and wellbeing. I examined how people collaborate through social media to pursue their passion of bodybuilding and exchange support to quit smoking. I explored mixed reality quests for aspiring runners. My current work explores the following areas: visual applications to scaffold interactions with children with autism; wearable and tangible technology to explore sleep habits; and mobile and wearable technology to foster dialogue between stroke patients and health professionals.