I am a Lecturer in Computer Science at the University of Lincoln and a member of the Lincoln Social Computing (LiSC) Research Centre. I hold BA and PhD degrees in Psychology from the National UNiversity of Ireland, Maynooth. My research explores the psychological experience of digital interaction. My publications address the design of social, mobile and games technology for facilitating provocative and critical experiences, as well as the application of established psychological theories to the design of technology for education and behaviour change. I have published papers on a wide range of topics including game design, educational games, dietary behaviour, sustainable consumption, physical exercise and mental health. I am particularly interested in exploring the potential of seemingly inoffensive participatory-designed technology to facilitate genuinely psychopathological behaviours.
I am currently a co-investigator on the EPSRC-funded ‘ENACT’ project, which is examining whether the engaging qualities of computerised mental health interventions can be improved through the utilisation of modern social media. I am also co-investigator on a TSB-funded project developing a visual search tool for rehabilitating visual field loss in children.
Co-ordinate and teach Level 2 module “Human Computer Interaction”
Co-ordinate and teach MSc level module “Interaction Design”
Contribute to Games Design modules
Co-ordinate all undergraduate research project modules in the School of Computer Science.
— National University of Ireland, Maynooth, 2008
— National University of Ireland, Maynooth, 2003
Currently studying for PGCE (Higher Education)
— University of Lincoln, -1
Co-investigator, ‘Translating visual neuroscience into special education: Developing a visual
— TSB, 2012
Co-investigator, ‘ENACT: Exploiting social Networks to Augment Cognitive behavioural Therapy.’
— EPSRC, 2010
Postgraduate scholarship, ‘Exploiting psycho-perceptual effects to combat latency in Distributed I
— IRCSET, 2005