Contact Details

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

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.
Continue reading PhD positions on Visualization Support for Software Defined Data Centers

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.

IRC New Foundations – T4WB Conference

The Irish Research Council have awarded myself and Inspire Ireland ( a New Foundations grant to support the International Technology for Wellbeing (T4WB) Conference for 2015. (IRC announcement). The conference will bring together a range of experts in technology, mental health and wellbeing from health services, the voluntary sector and academia.

Recent and forthcoming talks

In May, I’ll be giving an invited talk on using technology to engage children and adolescents in mental health treatment at the Federation of European Academies of Medicine Symposium on Adolescent health: investing in the future at the French Academy of Medicine (PDF of programme). In June, I’ll be giving a seminar at the University of St. Andrews. I have had a more time to give talks this academic year, and so here’s a quick summary. September, I gave a talk at the Inspire Ireland Technology for Wellbeing Conference at Croke Park. Inspire are operators of, and I’m delighted be co-organising this year’s forthcoming conference with them. Continue reading Recent and forthcoming talks

Paper accepted to JMIR

A paper with Cecily Morrison (University of Cambridge and Microsoft Research) has just been accepted to the Journal of Medical Internet Research (impact factor 4.7).

C. Morrison and G. Doherty, “Analysing Engagement in a Web-based Intervention Platform through Visualising Log-data”, J Med Internet Res 2014;16(11).

Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Award

Congratulations to Marguerite Barry who will be joining us for 2 years from October under an Irish Research Council postdoctoral fellowship, examining different conceptions of interactivity in digital media applications.