Successful PhD viva examinations
Congratulations are due to Camille Nadal and Se?n Cronin who successfully passed their PhD viva voce examinations last month, subject to the usual minor revisions.
Camille’s thesis is entitled “User Acceptance of Health and Mental Health Care Technologies”. Thanks to the external examiner – Prof. Stephanie Wilson, City, University of London, internal examiner Dr. David Lewis, and chair Prof. Declan O’Sullivan, and to external co-supervisor Prof. Corina Sas, University of Lancaster.… Read more
Best paper award – CHI 2022!
Congratulations to Camille Nadal and the team for winning a best paper award (top 1% of submissions) at the ACM CHI 2022 conference. CHI is the leading international venue for Human-Computer Interaction research, and this is a fantastic achievement. User acceptance is key for the successful uptake and use of health technologies, but is impacted by numerous factors not always easily accessible nor operationalised by designers in practice.
This work seeks to facilitate the application of acceptance theory in design practice through the Technology Acceptance (TAC) toolkit: a novel theory-based design tool and method.… Read more
Postdoctoral Research Position on Human-AI Interaction for Security
Postdoctoral position in Human-AI Collaboration for Sustainable Security
The School of Computer Science and Statistics at Trinity College Dublin (http://www.tcd.ie) is looking for applications for a 2-year Post-doctoral research position in the area of Human-Computer Interaction for sustainable adaptive security, with a particular focus on designs which support Human-AI collaboration.
As computers come to be used in every aspect of our lives, computer security has become a pressing issue, impacting on us both in terms of threats to our privacy and livelihoods, and in terms of the burden imposed by efforts to protect ourselves.… Read more
Funded PhD position in HCI for Digital Health
We are currently looking for a candidate with background in Human-Computer Interaction to undertake a funded PhD in the area of HCI for Digital Health as part of the D-real Centre for Research Training. The PhD will focus on apps to support psychotropic medication management and tapering. Applications will open shortly through the d-real website: http://d-real.ie/apply
Title: Designing apps to support psychotropic medication management and tapering
Supervisory Team: Gavin Doherty, TCD (Computer Science) / Jane Walsh, NUIG (Psychology) / Cathal Cadogan, TCD (Pharmacy)
Psychotropic medications, such as antidepressants, are widely used in the treatment of mental health disorders, and can be a valuable approach.… Read more
Trinity Innovation – Founders Award
I was glad to celebrate the achievements of inventors and innovators across TCD last night at the Trinity Innovation Awards, where I was presented with an award for my work leading to the formation of SilverCloud Health, and role as co-founder. It has been a joy to see the incredible team at SilverCloud achieve global impact in the area of digital health over the last decade.
Three papers accepted to ACM CHI’22
We are delighted to see three papers from the Health Technology Design Group at Trinity College Dublin accepted to the ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems – the premier venue for research in Human-Computer Interaction. The papers look at how we design for user acceptance (Nadal et al.), at user acceptance of digital COVID-19 certificates (Nurgalieva et al.), and at mechanisms for interacting with touchless medical imaging systems (Cronin et al.). Congratulations to everyone involved, and a particular thanks to our international collaborators on each of the papers.… Read more
Online Survey Bot attack: Dealing with Fraudulent Research Responses
In July 2021, we launched an online user study on digital COVID-19 immunity
certificates in the Republic of Ireland. The study design included an
initial online screening survey with a random prize draw among those who
completed it (20 euro Amazon voucher), which attracted a bot attack with a
massive number of fraudulent survey responses threatening the integrity of
our screening survey. In this post, I describe the challenge and suggest
strategies to mitigate or even avoid it for future studies.
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