My Research

My research focuses on the challenges that emerge as computers move beyond the desktop with its traditional arrangement of screen and keyboard to impact all aspects of our lives through a diverse set of mobile and computational devices either embedded into the world we inhabit or carried with us. This work brings together a range of different disciplines, technologies and techniques to realise ubiquitous computing devices within a broad range of settings.

I am a fellow of the British Computing Society and currently serve as a member of the UK CRC exec committee.  I have served as a member of EPSRC’s Technical Opportunities Panel (TOP), Societal Issues Panel (SIP) and most recently as a member of the EPSRC’s Strategic Advisor Network.  I have also acted as strategic advisor for ESRC, AHRC and NERC. I have acted as an international reviewer in Canada, the USA,  Australia and across Europe.

I was a member of the UK RAE2008 computing panel responsible for assessing the international quality of computer science research across all UK departments in 2008. I currently serve on the REF 2014 assessment panel for computing. I am deputy chair  of  the Hong Kong RAE 2014 computing panel.

I have previously acted as research advisor to the Swedish institute of Computer Science and I am currently a member of the Technical Advisory Board for Microsoft Research in Cambridge. I am member of the scientific advisory board for Mobile Life in sweden, a joint academic and industrial research centre focusing on new forms of mobile interaction.

I have been involved in the development of a number of significant research agendas including the Computer Science Challenges to emerge from eScience and the “Being Human: HCI in 2020” research manifesto. I helped coordinate the UKCRC grand challenges in computing and was actively involved in the Ubicomp Grand Challenge.

I have served as either programme or conference chair for ECSCW 97ACM Group 2001,ACM CSCW 2002Ubicomp 2004, ACM CHI 2006 , Pervasive 2008 and ACM CHI 2010. I am currently editor in chief for the ACM International Conference Proceeding Series.