I'm a HCI researcher with a background in social psychology and experience-centred design. I create and study novel applications and interaction techniques that can positively transform people's social and emotional lives – independent of socio-economic background, personal ability or age. My research typically follows a highly collaborative and inter-disciplinary approach to technology design that places end-user participation and evaluation at its core. Currently, I'm a Researcher in the Human Experience & Design (HXD) group at Microsoft Research Cambridge, where I explore innovative approaches for applying AI and Machine Learning in real-world applications that seek to augment human capabilities. More specifically, I focus on the design of an effective person-agent dialogue. I'm further involved in the design of socially inclusive technology that enables collaborative learning experiences for children with mixed-visual abilities (Project Torino) as well as research exploring alternative approaches to designing and configuring digital displays (Disruptive Displays). Previously to my position at Microsoft, I was a Research Associate at Newcastle University’s Culture Lab on the RCUK Digital Economy Programme funded project: Social Inclusion through the Digital Economy (SiDE). My PhD research investigated how technology can meaningfully support the mental health and wellbeing of hospitalized women who had significant mental health problems (Spheres of Wellbeing).
7th February 2018 - Talk at UCLIC Extending Peoples' Capabilities with Technology.
6th February 2018 - Joining TEI 2019 as Co-Chair for Student Design Challenge.
19th January 2018 - Joining the Program Committee of Pervasive Health 2018.
2nd January 2018 - Transition from Post-Doc to Researcher at MSRC.
12th December 2017 - CHI 2018 paper accepted: I can do everything but see! - How People People with Vision Impairments Negotiate their Abilities in Social Contexts.
22nd November 2017 - CHI 2018 workshop accepted on Inclusive Educational Technologies: Emerging Opportunities for People with Visual Impairments.
20th October 2017 - ASSETS 2017 paper published: Imagining Artificial Intelligence Applications with People with Visual Disabilities using Tactile Ideation.