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 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 (which supports interdisciplinary researchers).
- Mobile health apps and wearables (as an intervention and/or remote monitoring tool)
- Evaluating the real-world effectiveness of complex behaviour change (inc. physical activity) interventions
- Experimental design and data collection methods
- Single Case Designs / N-of-1 trials
- Continuous sensor data
- Fully-remote “virtual” automated research trials (from recruitment to real-time analyses)
- Process evaluations, feasibility studies, evaluability assessments
- Individual-level outcomes: self-experimentation and citizen science models, user-centred approaches, personalized medicine.
- User Experience
- Stakeholder involvement in evaluations (academic disciplines, academic-industry collaborations, users…)
- Scoping reviews, systematic reviews (and automating these)
- Practical challenges associated with evaluating digital health tech
Institute of Health and Wellbeing,
Room 142, 25-29 Bute Gardens
University of Glasgow
0141 330 4615