brief CV

University of Glasgow (2014-2018 expected)
PhD (Social and Public Health). “Evaluating Mobile Technologies for Promoting Physical Activity; a Hybrid Approach”

University of Glasgow (2010-2014)
Graduate in Psychology MA (Hons)
Other Undergraduate subjects: Digital Media and Information Studies, Statistics, Philosophy

Papers, abstracts and posters
Higgs, M., McCallum, C., Rooksby, J., Asadzadeh, P., Chalmers, M., Gray, C. (2017). Step-by-step: Exploring the use of artificial intelligence methods to evaluate physical activity apps through the App Store. GetAMoveOn Network+ 1st Annual Symposium on Enhancing Physical Activity Through Technology, London, May 2017.

Rooksby, J., McCallum, C., Asadzadeh, P., Buls, D. & Chalmers, M. (2017) Some Design Challenges for Self Experimentation Apps. Paper presented at Digital Health and Self Experimentation Workshop at CHI 2017.

McCallum, C., Rooksby, J., Asadzadeh, P., Chalmers, M., Gray, C. (2017).  “Physical Activity App Store Apps: How Can We Evaluate Effectiveness“?  Centre for Behaviour Change Conference, University College London, Feb 2017

Rooksby, J., Asadzadeh, P., Morrison, A., McCallum, C., Gray, C. & Chalmers, M. (2016) Implementing Ethics for a Mobile App Deployment. In Proceedings of the 28th Australian Conference on Computer-Human Interaction (pp. 406-415). ACM.

McCallum, C., Asadzadeh, P., Rooksby, J. & Gray, C. (2016). Can we combine Single Case Design with App Store delivery to evaluate the effectiveness of a physical activity app? ESRC Research Methods Festival, 4-7th July 2016 , Bath (Poster)

McCallum, C., Gray, C., & Rooksby, J. (2016). Evaluation methods for physical activity-promoting mobile technologies: an interdisciplinary scoping review. Frontiers. Public Health. Conference Abstract: 2nd Behaviour Change Conference: Digital Health and Wellbeing (Poster)

Rost, M., Rooksby, J., and McCallum, C. (2015) FITtogether: An ‘Average’ Activity Tracker. Beyond Personal Informatics: Designing for Experiences of Data (Workshop at CHI 2015), April 18th 2015, Seoul.

Lord Kelvin Adam Smith Scholarship Award
Funding 4 year PhD 2014-2018.  LKAS support interdisciplinary research.

Vacation Scholarship awarded by The Carnegie Trust.
Research project undertaken 2013 exploring the role of reading, writing and discussion within learning (see below).

Events organised

  • Committee member and co-lead coordinator: Future of Interdisciplinary Computation (FISC), University of Glasgow, 2017.
  • Committee member and session chair: IHAWKES conference (Institute of Health and Wellbeing Knowledge Exchange Students), Glasgow, 2015
  • Lead organiser: What works in digital health – bridging the disciplinary divide, University of Glasgow, 23-24th July, 2015 (see blog post)

Teaching/Graduate Teaching Assistant:

  • Postgraduate course:  Research Design, College of Social Sciences, Sept-Dec 2017

Other Research Experience

CHI 2017
Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare (PervasiveHealth), 2016

Researcher at Giantwell (December 2013-June 2015)
Giantwell develop smartphone applications for health and wellbeing. This project involved conducting qualitative interviews to understand attitudes towards self-management and mental health wellness apps

Researcher at Dr Jack Boyle & Associates (2012-2014).
Dr Jack Boyle is an Educational Psychologist and Expert Witness. This work involved providing reports on research conducted within fields of e.g. learning disabilities, PTSD and phobias, child development, child abuse, contact arrangements and immigration, as well as administrative work (e.g. contacting solicitors and clients, records management and report preparation)

Vacation Scholarship Project:  Education (June – August 2013)
Project funded by Carnegie Trust undertaken within honours year of Undergraduate degree. Supervised by Dr Steve Draper, University of Glasgow. The exploratory project investigated the relative roles and benefits of reading, writing and discussion in learning, within UK classrooms (Ages 7-18 in Scotland and England) and for Glasgow University Students. The research involved designing, conducting and evaluating a mixed-methods study

Guest lectures/talks

  • “Mobile Health”, Psychology Undergraduate Course, University of Glasgow, 2016 and 2017
  • “The evaluation of mobile health technologies for physical activity: a hybrid approach”;   School of Health Sciences, University of Surrey, 04/09/15

Training/MSc modules/other

  • Analysis of Qualitative Data (Framework analysis, NatCen)
  • Designing and Evaluating Complex Interventions
  • Advanced Statistics, Applied Qualitative Methods, Introduction to Social Theory (Certificate received)
  • Project Management – Level 3 Qualification awarded by Chartered Management Institute
  • Leadership (First Line Manager) –  Level 3 Qualification awarded by Chartered Management Institute



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