I study how people interact with eHealth, tele health, and tele care applications. I am particularly interested in working with users of health care IT who have an invisible chronic illness that affects their mental health or their ability to understand and process information. I love working with speech, sounds, hearing, language, and meaning.

To achieve this goal, I pull together knowledge from many different research areas – from psychiatry to speech perception, from cognitive psychology to audiology. I’ve worked with linguists, computer scientists, health care professionals and psychologists, and I am good at translating between those disciplines.


I am part of the Design Informatics team and  the Institute of Language, Cognition, and Computation at the School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh. I am also an Edinburgh Faculty Fellow of the Alan Turing Institute.

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