Prospective Students

I am looking for Honours, Masters and PhD students with a background in HCI to work on research into social, mobile or wearable technologies to support healthy living. At the moment I am looking for student collaborators to co-design technologies with people living with the effects of stroke, or with people living with diabetes.

Before you contact me, please do your homework:

  1. Familiarise yourself with the PhD scholarships available, eligibility criteria, and the application process at QUT
  2. Learn about my research by reading through the proposed topics and some of my recent publications
  3. Prepare the following documents: (i) a brief research proposal, (ii) a CV and (iii) a transcript of your academic results

Currently Enrolled Students

  • Andrew Azaabanye Bayor (PhD) “Supporting participation in social media by young adults  with intellectual disability”, co-supervised with Margot Brereton and Laurianne Sitbon
  • Filip Bircanin (PhD) “Co-desining visual communication technologies with young adults with intellectual disability and their families”, co-supervised with Margot Brereton and Laurianne Sitbon
  • Tara Capel (PhD) “Designing for making and storytelling for women”, co-supervised with Margot Brereton
  • Anna Kalma (PhD) “Understanding the role of technologies in engaging older adults in crafting activities”, co-supervised with Laurianne Sitbon and Margot Brereton
  • Diego Munoz (PhD) “Relation-rentred inquiry: designing for position exchange in families”, co-supervised with Margot Brereton and Alessandro Soro
  • Jeremy Opie (PhD, QUT) “Human-robot interfaces for arthroscopic knee surgery”, co-supervised with Jonathan Roberts, Margot Brereton, Anjali Jaiprakash
  • Lori Ouyang (MPhil) “Designing interactive technology for music education with young children”, co-supervised with Peta Wyeth and Ross Brown
  • Shannon Rodgers (PhD) “HCI in the garden: designing technologies to connect older adults through nature observations”, co-supervised with Margot Brereton and Anne Marie Piper
  • Razan U’wais (MPhil)  “Digital technologies for physical activity for young children”
  • Cara Wilson (PhD) “Enhancing communication and wellbeing through co-design of mobile apps with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities”, co-supervised with Margot Brereton and Laurianne Sitbon

Graduated Students

  • Alexander Kan (PhD, 2019) “Supporting the User Experience of Running with Mixed Reality Stories
  • Deepti Aggarwal (PhD, 2018) “Supporting bodily communication in video consultations of physiotherapy
  • Sean Shum (IT Honours, 2019) “MyFootCare: improving the user experience of a mobile health app to support foot care”
  • Shannon Rodgers (IT Honours, 2018) “SleepBeta: engaging teenagers in sleep and lifestyle tracking”
  • Aidan D’Souza (Engineering Honours, 2018) “Augmenting Co-Located Social Play with Biofeedback: An Interactional Approach”
  • Yaman Mazyed Alsahfi (Master of Information Technology, 2017) “Promoting Physical Activity in Children: A Thematic Analysis of Parents’ Online Discussions”
  • Maria Georges (Engineering Honours, 2017) “Fostering awareness of emotions through biosignals presented in wearable technology”
  • John Nguyen (Engineering Honours, 2017) “Designing wearable technology with students to understand emotions”
  • Torren Lamont (Engineering Honours, 2016) “Towards wearable technology and stress detection for students with autism”
  • Rommel Lapuz (Engineering Honours, 2016) “Exploring stress detection for students with autism”
  • Tristan Beven (Master of Information Systems, 2016) “HandLog: Investigating Deformation through Finger Flexion as a Continuous Input”
  • Gerardo Luis Dimaguila (Master of Information Technology, 2015) “Kinect-based stroke rehabilitation in the home environment”, now PhD candidate at the University of Melbourne
  • Wanyu Liu (Master of Information Systems, 2015) “Sleeping with technology: challenges and opportunities for sleep tracking”, now PhD candidate at Télécom ParisTech.
  • Hayley Maree Rickett (Master of Information Technology, 2015) “Wearable interventions for hand rehabilitation after stroke”, now Senior IT Consultant at IBM
  • Lyndsey Fisk (Master of Information Systems, 2014) “The impact of explicit and implicit interactions in video mediated collaboration”, now UX Consultant at Deloitte Digital
  • Bernard de la Coeur (Master of Information Systems, 2014) “’Sorry, I was miles away’: Use of spatialised audio to support Microcoordination”
  • Lars Lichon, Umachanger Brinthaparan, Nirojan Srikandarajah, and Stephan Rasmussen (team of visiting MSc students from Aalborg University, DK, 2013) “Smoking cessation support via mobile phone applications”
  • Mark Whooley (Master of Information Systems, 2013) “Integrating personal self-tracking data”, now UX Designer at Nintex