Claire McCallum

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Final year PhD student at the University of Glasgow, exploring how to increase efficiency when evaluating health apps and wearables for behaviour change.

I use an interdisciplinary approach combining methods from health and human computer interaction/computing science.  Particular interest in automating Single Case Designs / N-of-1 trials (as an alternative to randomised controlled trials), and the use of user logs and online app stores to remotely test if an app changes behaviour.


I’m working within both the Institute of Health and Wellbeing and School of Computing Science (Human Computer Interaction GIST group), supervised by Dr Cindy Gray, John Rooksby and Matthew Chalmers.

I completed my Undergraduate degree in Psychology (also at the University of Glasgow).  I have been awarded 4 years of funding for the PhD (until 2018) through a Lord Kelvin Adam Smith Scholarship.


  • Mobile health apps and wearables for physical activity
  • Assessing the effectiveness of complex interventions
  • User Experience
  • Experimental design and research methods
    • Single Case Designs / N-of-1
    • Continuous sensor data
    • Automated research trials / App store deployment
    • Process evaluations
  • Multidisciplinary teams
  • Practical challenges associated with evaluating mHealth


Institute of Health and Wellbeing,
Room 142, 25-29 Bute Gardens
University of Glasgow
0141 330 4615


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