Trinity Innovation – Founders Award

I was glad to celebrate the achievements of inventors and innovators across TCD last night at the Trinity Innovation Awards, where I was presented with an award for my work leading to the formation of SilverCloud Health, and role as co-founder. It has been a joy to see the incredible team at SilverCloud achieve global impact in the area of digital health over the last decade.

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50 Years of Computer Science at TCD

We welcomed over 160 alumni to the Dining Hall last night to celebrate 50 years of Computer Science here at TCD, and the enduring legacy of Prof. John Byrne. His loan to me of a book during my final year project led to me pursuing my doctoral studies in the HCI group at York (the book was edited by my future supervisor, I sent him an email, and somehow ended up with a PhD studentship). Somehow it always seemed ok to pop my head in to say hello to Prof.… Read more

Reflections on Machine Learning and Mental Health

Together with collaborators Anja Thieme, Danielle Belgrave at Microsoft Research Cambridge, and Akane Sano at Rice University, we’ve written a short article for ACM interactions reflecting on the topics discussed at our workshop on Machine Learning in Mental Health at the ACII Conference on Affective Computing & Intelligent Interaction in Cambridge in September. Thanks to all the speakers and participants! more

Meeting on Personalised Medicine

I was very happy to participate in the REA Cluster Event on Personalised Medicine at the Instituto de Salud Carlos III in Madrid on the 5th-6th November, on behalf of the AffecTech project. The meeting was organised by Laurence Marrama-Rakatoarivony. As well as hearing about the variety of innovative work being carried out across a number of Marie Sk?odowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Innovative Training Networks (ITN’s), a series of roundtable discussions between policy makers and researchers explored key topics relating to the future of personalised medicine.… Read more

Workshop on ML in Mental Health

Machine Learning for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Affective Disorders (ML4AD)


In recent years, there has been an increase in interest and explorations of the use of machine learning (ML) to assist in the diagnosis of mental health problems; and for improving access to, engagement with, and the outcomes of, therapeutic treatment. Research has started to explore the identification of mental health problems through inferences about peoples? behaviours on social media, online searches, or mobile phone app uses; as well as varied approaches to assess, or continuously monitor, a person?s… Read more

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 are active in the area of e-Health. We are currently recruiting speakers and planning the programme. If you are interested in getting involved, or sending your students, please contact me!… Read more

Workshop on technology in child and adolescent mental health and final presentation of WHAAM project for ADHD behaviour monitoring

The event will start with a presentation of the results of the WHAAM project on ADHD behaviour monitoring. Following this there will be a mix of short talks on Child and Adolescent Mental Health, and the use of technology in the space, and some interactive sessions to discuss opportunities for future work. It will be a small, informal event. All are welcome – registration is free, but you must register by sending an email to beforehand.

This event will be held on 25th June 2015 in the CTVR Conference Room, Dunlop/Oriel House, Fenian St.… Read more

ACM EICS Workshop on Dynamic And Continuous Computer-Human Interaction

The call for papers for an ACM EICS Workshop on Dynamic And Continuous Computer-Human Interaction has been released:

This workshop provides a focal point to the engineering of ?continuous? and ?dynamic? interaction as means of interfacing with computing systems. We include dynamics because feedback from the devices (e.g. visual, haptic or audio feedback) influences our actions and changes our perceptions over time. Thus we control what we perceive. Continuous interaction is at the heart of the interaction between the human and sensor-based applications such as gesture-controlled applications.… Read more