I am a Research Fellow in the Human-Computer Interaction Group
at the University of Melbourne. I also hold the position of Visiting Researcher in the Software Engineering and Design group
at the Open University UK.
My research interests are centred around digital health, computer-supported cooperative work and social computing. I am interested in understanding people's everyday experiences of technology in the real world, how they use technology to improve wellbeing and stay socially connected, and how we can design technologies to better support these aims. Examples of topics I have worked on include communication tools, virtual and augmented reality, pain logging devices, collaborative information seeking and personal informatics.
I currently work with Associate Professor Jenny Waycott on a project exploring the use of digital technology for older adults' enrichment in later life, particularly for those living in residential aged care. My other active research projects are looking at the design of technologies to alleviate student homesickness and the use of virtual reality for mindfulness meditation.