My name is Katarzyna (Kathy) Stawarz. I'm a postdoc researcher at Bristol Interaction Group.

I am currently leading a series of co-design workshops that explore how Artificial Intelligence could best support self-management and daily habits in the context of Type 1 diabetes. I am also involved in a project that explores how mobile phones could support the dissemination of climate change adaptation information amongst pastoralists in rural regions of East Africa.

I previously worked on the INTERACT project. My job was to design and evaluate a new intervention that integrates the use of online CBT materials with therapist led CBT for depression. Read more about the project.

Research interests

My research interests are in the use and non-use of novel technologies to support health and wellbeing. In particular, I’m interested in how mobile devices, distributed systems and smart materials could be used to support healthy habits by taking advantage of user’s environment and without introducing dependency on technology-based solutions.

I am also interested in using technology to support martial arts and physical activities that require full body movements, as a network of small sensors could effectively support self-directed training.

In a broader sense, I'm interested in ethical design, the "dark side" of digital health and unintended consequences, and building inclusive digital health technologies.


The best way to contact me is via Twitter, although you can also use my university email address. I'm also on LinkedIn, but I won't accept your friend request unless we've spoken previously, in person or online. Yes, I'm one of those people.