Ryan Kelly
Researcher in Human-Computer Interaction and Social Computing

About Me

I am a research fellow in the Interaction Design Lab at the University of Melbourne, Australia. I work with Professor Frank Vetere in the Microsoft Centre for Social Natural User Interfaces. I am principally a human-computer interaction researcher with specific interests in computer-supported cooperative work (CSCW) and social computing. My work is interdisciplinary, cutting across computer science and psychology, and has covered topics including communication technologies, virtual reality, healthcare devices, collaborative information seeking, and personal informatics.

Before coming to Melbourne I worked as a consultant researcher at the Open University, working with Dr Daniel Gooch and Professor Blaine Price. I now hold a visiting researcher position in the Software Engineering and Design group. Prior to that I worked on a three-year research project entitled "Investing care and appreciating effort in the use of personal communication technologies" with Dr Leon Watts and Daniel Gooch, at the University of Bath.

Please see below for my publications and service record.


Bournemouth University


Bachelor of Science (Honours) in
Applied Psychology & Computing

University of Bath


Master of Science in
Advanced Computer Systems:
Human-Computer Interaction

University of Bath


Doctor of Philosophy in
Computer Science
(Human-Computer Interaction)

Academic Service

Invited Program Committee Membership

Conference and Journal Reviewing

  • ACM Conference on Computer-Human Interaction (CHI), 2010–2019

  • ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work & Social Computing (CSCW), 2014–2019

  • ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems (DIS), 2012—2017

  • ACM Interactive Surfaces and Spaces (ISS), 2018

  • Proceedings of the ACM on Interactive, Mobile, Wearable and Ubiquitous Technologies (IMWUT), 2019

  • IFIP International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (INTERACT), 2013–2015

  • British Human-Computer Interaction Conference (British HCI), 2012–2016

  • Asia-Pacific Conference on Computer Human Interaction (APCHI), 2012

  • Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology (JASIST)

  • ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction (ToCHI)

  • International Journal of Human-Computer Studies

  • Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin

  • Journal of Medical Internet Research

  • Human-Computer Interaction

  • Informatics


  • Mentor, Student Reviewing Program, ACM CSCW 2018-2019 (Four Students)

  • Session Chair, ACM CSCW 2018

  • Co-chair, HCI Seminar Series, University of Bath (2010-2011; 2015-2017)

  • Volunteer Feature Editor, ACM Crossroads (XRDS) Magazine (2012-2014)

  • Student Volunteer: ACM CSCW 2014, ACM CSCW 2013, British HCI 2011

  • Eight "Special Recognition" awards for exceptional reviewing: CHI 2019, CHI 2017 x2, CSCW 2017, DIS 2016, CHI 2016 x2, CHI 2015


I am committed to open access and I endeavour to publish in venues that are supportive of open access.

All of my published papers are available here for free download. Please email me if you are unable to obtain a copy for any reason.

Please see my Google Scholar profile for citations.