About me

Brief biography

I have completed my PhD at UCL Interaction Centre. My PhD research investigated how behaviour change apps could go beyond standard tracking and reminders to effectively facilitate the formation of medication habits by taking advantage of contextual cues and daily routines. My work was affiliated with the CHI+MED project that focused on improving the usability of medical devices.

I have an MSc in Human-Computer Interaction with Ergonomics from UCL and a BSc in Computer Science from AHE in Łódź, Poland. My previous work explored ergonomic issues related to the use of tablet computers in an office environment. I also have several years of industry experience. Before starting my PhD, I worked as a freelance UX Designer and Business Intelligence Analyst at a large media company. I also co-founded Knry, an innovation startup that worked together with firefighters to develop an interactive wearable safety system.

I read a lot, like to punch things (I have a 2nd degree black belt in Choi Kwang Do) and eat unreasonable amounts of cake. I also like bikes and sometimes volunteer with the Bristol Bike Project. If you have a yellow dog, I want to be your friend.

Publications

You can find my full list of publications on the publications page or on Google Scholar.

Awards and scholarships

2015 – UBIHEALTH Research Visit Exchange Funding (€2000 for 2 months)

2015 – Nominated for the UCL Student Choice Teaching Awards

2014 – UBIHEALTH Winter School in Ubiquitous Computing Funding

2013 – Ulf Aberg Award for the best postgraduate student project in Ergonomics and Human Factors, CIHFE. [download dissertation] [more about the project]

2012 – Joint first prize for the best research project, Orange HCI-E MSc Project Prize 2011/12

2012 – Semi-finalist, CHI 2012 Student Design Competition: “Silka: A Domestic Technology to Mediate the Threshold between Connection and Solitude”. [more about the project]

2011 – Finalist, Institute of Human Factors and Ergonomics, Student Conference 2011: Mobile App Competition. [more about the app]

Talks and presentations

Invited talks and seminars

Industry events

Teaching

Invited lectures

Modules and topics

I've been involved in teaching user-centred design to undergraduate Computer Science studies. On the graduate level, I've been teaching ergonomics and human factors, HCI, prototyping and study/evaluation design.

I'm currently involved in the Interactive Devices modules, where students work in groups and go through all stages of design: from ideation to prototyping to evaluation with users. My role is to guide the students, ask them tricky questions and pick holes in their ideas.

Project supervision

I'm always happy to supervise undergraduate and graduate projects related to health and wellbeing technologies. In the past I supervised the following students:

Public engagement

Academic service

Committees

Peer review

University service