Dr Abigail Durrant
Principal Investigator, Northumbria University
Abigail is Associate Professor in the School of Design. She predominantly works in the field of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI). Abigail’s research is grounded in participatory, design-led methodologies, and addresses the significant design challenges that we face for managing identity in our everyday interactions with personal data. Her recent Leverhulme fellowship (ECF-2012-642) delivered insight on the value of design in interdisciplinary research. She was previously Co-I on EPSRC Charting the Digital Lifespan (EP/L00383X/1), investigating online identity management during major life transitions. Abigail is a Steering Committee member for the Research Through Design (RTD) Conference, a member of the AHRC Peer Review College, and Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. She leads the preparation of an Athena Swan application for the School of Design, addressing equality, diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Abigail trained in Interaction Design and Social Psychology and has 20 years’ professional experience in Human-Centred Design research. She previously ran a design research consultancy with clients in the Healthcare sector and in Government agencies.
Prof. Lynne Coventry
Co-Investigator, Northumbria University
Lynne is Professor and Director of the Psychology and Communication Technology Lab (PaCTLab) at Northumbria. Her HCI research is focussed upon security, trust and privacy behaviours. She is Northumbria’s PI for a Euro 4.2 Million Horizon 2020 project (ACANTO), exploring privacy issues for technology supporting the mobility of older adults and a Co-I on Horizon 2020 (CYBECO) investigating cybersecurity insurance and EPSRC (cSALSA) exploring cybersecurity across the lifespan. Previously she was Northumbria lead for a £1.1 million EPSRC project (Chaise) and is a founding member of the UK’s Research Institute of the Science of Cybersecurity. She led a Government Office for Science Report on ‘Using behavioural insights to improve the public’s use of cyber security best practice’ and was a member of the Blackett Review for the GOS 2014 Report ‘The Internet of Things: Making the most of the Second Digital Revolution’. She co–authored the ESRC/Dstl commissioned review on cyber situational awareness, on trust and privacy issues surrounding Big Data and IoT. She sits on the government Advisory Board for the Security of IOT.
Dr Elizabeth Silence
Co-Investigator, Northumbria University
Elizabeth Sillence is an Associate Professor in Psychology at Northumbria, and a member of the PaCT Lab. Liz has a background in Psychology and Ergonomics and a PhD in Human Computer Interaction. Liz’s research interests are focused on e-health and she has worked on a number of funded projects exploring trust, engagement and decision-making in health and security settings. Liz has published widely on the issues of trust, e-health and online support communities.
Doctoral Researcher, Northumbria University
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 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.
Research Associate, Northumbria University
Caroline has a background in graphic and interaction design. She graduated from the Royal College of Art where she developed her interest in inclusive and participatory design. Since then, she has conducted participatory research with diverse groups where she used her expertise to design tools for co-creation. In her PhD, she explored the potential of interactive technology for museums and engaged the local community in the process of creating multisensory and digitally-augmented experiences of heritage. Caroline has received several grants to support her public engagement and exhibition work.
Dr Shema Tariq
Co-Investigator, University College London
Shema is a Clinical Research Fellow at UCL’s Institute for Global Health, and Honorary Consultant HIV Physician at Mortimer Market Centre. Her main area of interest is the health and well-being of women living with HIV. She is Chief Investigator of the PRIME Study, one of the largest studies of HIV and ageing in women internationally. Shema trained in epidemiology and medical anthropology, and has expertise in mixed-methods and interdisciplinary research. Her academic experience includes doctoral research on HIV care during pregnancy, and a Fulbright Scholarship to Columbia University analysing data on late HIV diagnosis. She has a number of national roles including Vice-Chair of the British HIV Association’s HIV and Pregnancy Guidelines Committee.
Dr Jo Gibbs
Co-Investigator, University College of London
Jo is a Senior Clinical Research Associate in the Institute for Global Health at UCL, and an Honorary Consultant in Sexual Health and HIV at Mortimer Market Centre. Her research interests include digital health, legal and regulatory issues surrounding online care, privacy and confidentiality in an online context, and public health. Her MRC-funded doctoral research was within the eSTI2 (electronic self-testing instruments for sexually transmitted infections) consortium. More recently she has led research funded by i-sense (an EPSRC funded consortium (EP/R00529X/1)). Her research is methodological, applied and interdisciplinary. She is a CASMI (Centre for Advancement of Medical Innovation) Fellow.
Dr Simone Stumpf
Co-Investigator, City, University of London
Simone is a Senior Lecturer in the Centre for Human-Computer Interaction Design, School of Mathematics, Computer Science and Engineering. Her research focus is end-user interactions with personal information, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and physical computing systems. She has authored over 60 publications in international journals and conference proceedings, and been an investigator on healthcare research projects that have attracted significant funding, such as SCAMPI (Self-Care Advice, Monitoring, Planning and Intervention). She has worked extensively with private companies through research contracts, Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs), and consultancy. Dr Stumpf also has experience as a User Experience Architect researching, designing and evaluating user interfaces in a commercial context. Dr Stumpf brings her expertise in investigating the capture and sharing of personal information and co-designing new applications and online tools to the INTUIT project. She has co-authored several publications that address technology for people living with HIV.
Dr Adrian Bussone
Research Associate, City, University of London
Adrian is a post-doctoral researcher in the Centre for HCID. Her recently completed PhD was focused on understanding how technology can support people living with HIV in self-managing and reflecting on their personal health information. Before doing her PhD at City, Adrian completed the MSc in Human Centred Systems at the same University. Her move to academia followed five years of working as a researcher and designer at a medical device consultancy, where she worked on projects that placed her in operating rooms around the country and working on FDA submissions for Class I-III devices?
Dr Jon Bird
Co-Investigator, Bristol University
Jon is Associate Professor in Digital Health at Bristol. His research focus is on developing mobile technologies for a range of health domains, including tracking the health and wellbeing of people living with HIV. His recent projects include: a longitudinal study of the use and effectiveness of activity trackers (Fitbits); systems development work for the NHS to enable Transfusion Practitioners to interpret blood audit data and use this to plan how to reduce unnecessary blood transfusions in hospitals (Co-I NIHR funded). Other notable initiatives in which Bird has had an involvement include: mobile app development work to rapidly conduct verbal autopsies in low resource settings (PI WHO funded); machine learning applications to analyse medical data; studies of the effectiveness of medical technologies in situ (bar code medication systems in hospitals and the use of an electronic system for GPs to request hospital tests for patients, and the use of electronic prescription systems). Of central interest to Bird is developing technologies to facilitate the collection, sharing and understanding of health data.
Dr Ewa Luger
Co-Investigator, Edinburgh College of Art
Ewa holds a Chancellor’s Fellowship in Digital Arts and Humanities at the University of Edinburgh, a faculty fellowship at the Alan Turing Institute, and is a consulting researcher at Microsoft Research (UK). Ewa is an interdisciplinary researcher with a specific interest in applied ethics and intelligent systems and is affiliated to the Centre for Design Informatics. She is also a member of the Centre for Research into Information, Surveillance and Privacy (CRISP), and the IEEE Global Ethics Initiative ‘Ethically Aligned AI’. Prior to this Ewa was a fellow at Corpus Christi College, University of Cambridge, and a postdoctoral researcher at Microsoft Research. Ewa draws upon 15 years of research and evaluation within the Third Sector, specialising in digital inclusion. During that time Ewa led more than 35 national research and evaluation projects, working with marginal/sensitive/vulnerable groups such as offenders, ex-offenders, homeless individual, young people not in education, employment or training (NEETs), the long term unemployed, black and minority ethnic (BME) groups and the Army.