I am a Birmingham Fellow working at the School of Computer Science/HCI Centre at the University of Birmingham.
My early studies were in the area of interactive and visual design. I worked as an interactive designer for several years on a variety of projects, spanning from training support, learning games for children, health management tools to web applications. Over this time, I developed an interest in how existing technologies support users' values and fit with their social practices. More recently, I have returned to design in attempts to solve learning challenges for children’s social and emotional learning and technology literacy among other areas of application.
I received a PhD from Imperial College London in 2008, followed by post-doctoral work at the University of Bath where I studied the implications of technologies on privacy. I have been a member, co-investigator and principle investigator of the EU Projects Humaine, Siren, ILearnRW, JuxtaLearn and Emote. In addition to this, in 2012, I received a Google Research Award. I am available to do consulting work, especially on projects that are looking for innovative design solutions drawing on user-centred methods.