My name is Katarzyna (Kathy) Stawarz. I'm a Lecturer in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) at School of Computer Science and Informatics at Cardiff University.

My research interests and expertise are in the use of emerging technologies to support health and wellbeing. I am interested in how mobile devices, distributed systems, and smart materials could be used to support healthy habits by leveraging people’s environment and routines, and how technology could be used to support martial arts training and contact sports that require full body movement. 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.

Research interests


The best way to contact me is via Mastodon, 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.