Contact Details

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

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
School of Computer Science and Statistics, Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin

Terms and Conditions:    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.
Closing Date and Time:    5pm on 15/5/2017

Post Summary
We are seeking an excellent Early Stage Researcher (ESR) who must be eligible to enrol as a PhD.
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.
The successful candidate will:
• benefit from a unique doctoral training programme on personalised health applications and affective health research as part of the AffecTech network.
• receive a salary and mobility allowance for three years.
• be registered for the doctoral (PhD by research) programme within the School of Computer Science and Statistics at Trinity College Dublin.

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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

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.

Primary outcomes of RCT on SilverCloud Depression Programme

A paper describing the primary outcomes of a Randomised Controlled Trial of the SilverCloud Depression Programme has been accepted for publication in Behaviour Research And Therapy (5-year impact factor: 4.6). Well done to Dr. Derek Richards of the TCD School of Psychology and SilverCloud Health, and many thanks to our collaborators in the Aware . . . → Read More: Primary outcomes of RCT on SilverCloud Depression Programme

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 . . . → Read More: Workshop on technology in child and adolescent mental health and final presentation of WHAAM project for ADHD behaviour monitoring

PhD positions on Visualization Support for Software Defined Data Centers

Trinity College Dublin in collaboration with Intel Labs Europe are seeking two exceptional candidates for postgraduate (PhD) research scholarships on visualization support for software-defined data centers. Software Defined Infrastructure (SDI) is an emerging technology that will radically change the way in which ICT infrastructure is provided, managed and consumed. The research will have a strong HCI component, starting with end-user interviews, observations, and analysis, feeding in to the design of visualizations to support the work. It will involve significant interaction with industrial users throughout.
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Paper accepted to MobileHCI 2015

Congratulations to Mark Matthews who will be presenting the paper In Situ Design for Mental Illness: Considering the Pathology of Bipolar Disorder in mHealth Design at MobileHCI 2015. The paper describes collaborative work with Cornell University on the design of technologies to support people with bipolar disorder, supported by a Marie Curie International Outgoing Fellowship.