Hello!

My name is Katarzyna (Kathy) Stawarz. I'm currently a postdoc researcher on the INTERACT project, which aims to develop and evaluate a new intervention that integrates the use of online CBT materials with therapist led CBT for depression.

I'm responsible for the design of the online platform and my role involves organising design workshops with patients and therapists, gathering requirements, sketching, prototyping, and running usability evaluations. 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. In a broader sense, I'm interested in ethical design and building inclusive technologies.

Contact

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.