I consider myself an experimental computer scientist, which means that I mainly design, implement, and evaluate new kinds of technology for a particular purpose or application. For this reason, I work at the intersection between human-computer interaction (HCI), ubiquitous computing (Ubicomp), and distributed software architectures. Most of my career, I’ve applied my research in healthcare, but have also done research in biology and global software development.
Over the years, I’ve been directing and involved in several externally funded projects and have been part of designing, developing, implementing, and evaluating a wide range of technologies.
Currently I’m actively involved in the following projects, which spans the healthcare areas of mental health, neurology, cardiovascular diseases, and diabetes:
- Technology Enabled Mental Health (TEAM) is a 4 year Innovation Training Network (ITN), funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions initiative. The TEAM network will support assessment, prevention and treatment of mental health difficulties in young people.
- The RADMIS project focusing on reducing the rate and duration of readmission among patients with unipolar and bipolar disorder using smartphone-based monitoring and treatment.
- The REAFEL project focusing on optimizing diagnosis, treatment and care of patient with cardiovascular diseases and atrial fibrillation using remote ECG and contextual monitoring.
- The BHRP project focusing on the design and implementation of a biometric healthcare research platform for research in psychiatric and neurological diseases using wearable and mobile sensor technologies.
- The Phy-Psy Trial, which is a cluster randomised, parallel-group, 5-year trial of coordinated, co-produced care to reduce the excess mortality of patients with severe mental illness by improving the treatment of their co-morbid physical conditions.