Professor Abigail Durrant
Abi is Chair of Interaction Design and Co-Director of Open Lab, an interdisciplinary group of over 80 members researching human-computer interaction and the challenges and opportunities for social innovation supported by digital technologies. Abi is also Co-Director of the EPSRC Digital Civics Doctoral Training Programme and Co-Director of the new EPSRC Centre for Digital Citizens, to be launched in Spring 2021. Abi’s research, based in Digital Health and Wellbeing, is grounded in participatory, design-led methodologies, addressing challenges that we face for managing self-expression and self-care in our everyday interactions with data. She was previously Co-I on EPSRC Charting the Digital Lifespan (EP/L00383X/1), investigating online identity management during major life transitions. She has 20+ years’ professional experience in human-centred design research, previously running a design research consultancy with clients in Healthcare, Telecommunications, Consumer Goods, and Government agencies.
Building evidence and insight on whole-person care needs for living well with HIV
This autumn, funding for the INTUIT research programme ended and we completed data collection across the team. Our final study has been conducted at the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle...
World AIDS Day 2021: Understanding HIV as a treatable condition
World AIDS Day (WAD) takes place annually on 1 December and is a global day that raises awareness of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). HIV is a virus that attacks the...