Contact Details

Dr. Gavin Doherty
School of Computer Science and Statistics
Trinity College Dublin
Dublin 2.
+353 1 8963858
Gavin.Doherty @

Understanding Self-Report

Design is driven by our understanding of users’ experiences. This may involve users’ reports of their experiences, in the moment, after the fact, or ahead of time. Likewise many mental and behavioural health interventions rely on various forms of self report. In our new paper we look at how both design and health interventions might be better informed by attending more carefully to differences between different forms of self-report.

Free to access via this link for the next month:

Kevin Doherty, Gavin Doherty, The construal of experience in HCI: Understanding self-reports, In International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, Volume 110, 2018, Pages 63-74,

EDGE Marie-Curie Postdoctoral fellowships.

A new call for EDGE Marie Skłodowska Curie postdoctoral research fellowships has opened. These are prestigious and well funded positions. Note that only applicants who have not been resident in Ireland over 12 months in the previous 3 years are eligible to apply (for specific guidance, see the application documents section of . . . → Read More: EDGE Marie-Curie Postdoctoral fellowships.

PhD Studentship in Mobile Applications to Support Emotion Regulation in Mental Health (Marie Curie ESR)

Marie Curie PhD Studentship in Mobile Applications to Support Emotion Regulation in Mental Health
We are seeking an excellent Early Stage Researcher (ESR) who must be eligible to enrol as a PhD.

Closing Date and Time:    5pm on 15/5/2017

The selected PhD student will be paid a gross annual salary of approximately €31,400 over a 3 year fixed term contract. They will also be entitled to a mobility allowance of approximately €6,500 per annum and potentially a family allowance where appropriate. The goal of the research is to investigate the role of self-reports in emotional sense making and self-regulation in mental health. This research will involve working to understand the self-management strategies and needs of people with mental health difficulties, and particularly bipolar disorder. Through the development and evaluation of innovative prototypes, it will look at the refinement and evaluation of different strategies for mobile self-reporting. Evaluations will explore the effectiveness of these strategies with respect to the different motivations for use of self-reports. It will involve work with both patients and clinical collaborators. Continue reading PhD Studentship in Mobile Applications to Support Emotion Regulation in Mental Health (Marie Curie ESR)

Paper accepted to Interacting with Computers

Congratulations again to Marguerite Barry on acceptance of our paper: M. Barry and G. Doherty, How we talk about interactivity: Modes and meanings in HCI research, Interacting with Computers (to appear), 2017. DOI 10.1093/iwc/iwx004.

International Summer School on e-Health and m-Health

Thanks to funding from ACM SIGCHI and The Adapt Centre, we are organising an International Summer School on e-Health and m-Health at Trinity College Dublin, tentatively scheduled for 26th-30th June 2017. The event will be targetted at PhD and new postdoctoral level researchers in HCI, Computer Science, Psychology and the Health Sciences who . . . → Read More: International Summer School on e-Health and m-Health

Paper accepted to CHI 2017

UPDATE: This paper has received a Best Paper award (top 1% of 2400 submissions)! We will be presenting a paper titled “m-Health for Maternal Mental Health: Everyday wisdom in Ethical Design” at CHI 2017 in Denver. The paper is the result of a collaborative project with the School of Public Health at Imperial College . . . → Read More: Paper accepted to CHI 2017

SilverCloud Health wins Eir elevation award.

Congratulations to the team at SilverCloud Health for winning the Health & Life Sciences category at the Eir Elevation awards 2016!

Keynote at 10th Irish HCI Conference

I was delighted to present a keynote at the 10th Irish HCI conference on the 14th of October at the Aula Maxima in UCC. Pictured here are with Prof. John McCarthy, head of Applied Psychology at UCC, event organisers Dr. Conor Linehan and Dr. Nadia Pantidi, keynote speaker Prof. Yvonne Rogers of UCL, . . . → Read More: Keynote at 10th Irish HCI Conference

Paper in JAMIA

We are just beginning to explore the possibilities of m-health technologies, this paper looks at the feasibility for automatic support of a particular treatment for bipolar disorder:

Abdullah, S., Matthews, M., Frank, E., Doherty, G., Gay, G. & Choudhury, T. Automatic detection of social rhythms in Bipolar Disorder. Journal of the American Medical Informatics . . . → Read More: Paper in JAMIA

Paper in New Media and Society

In a sense, interactivity is at the core of HCI, but what do people mean by it? This paper looks at use of the term within public discourse.

M. Barry & G. Doherty, What we talk about when we talk about interactivity: Empowerment in public discourse, New Media & Society, (to appear), 2016. . . . → Read More: Paper in New Media and Society

Paper in IEEE Trans. on Software Engineering

A paper on our work within Lero (the Irish Software Research Centre) has been accepted for publication in IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering. It presents an analysis of the problem space of parallel software development, including a taxonomy of the different problems which may be encountered, and the observations which might be used to . . . → Read More: Paper in IEEE Trans. on Software Engineering

Awards for SilverCloud Health

Delighted that SilverCloud Health won the Emerging Company of the Year at the ISA Software awards on Saturday. Last month the company picked up the Health 2.0 Traction award in Silicon Valley.