Kiersten Hay is an interdisciplinary designer currently working on her PhD in human-computer interaction design at Northumbria University. Her research focuses on how women living with HIV in the UK use (or don’t use) technology, and how it could (or shouldn’t) be used to support wellbeing. Her research interests include online informational privacy, identity, service design, interactive narratives, feminism, and visual communications. Kiersten’s PhD supervisors are Abigail Durrant, Lynne Coventry, and Shema Tariq. Kiersten has previously been awarded a Master of Arts degree in Design Informatics from the Edinburgh College of Art, and a Bachelor of Design from Ryerson University in Fashion Communications.
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...