Service

I am enthusiastically engaged in several forms of academic service. 

  • I have served as a committee member for CHI, DIS, MobileHCI, ECSCW, and am on the Health subcommittee for CHI 2020. I have provided reviews for all of the above venues, and more.
  • I organised Dementia Lab 2018 with Prof John Vines of Northumbria University; this conference brings together care practitioners with designers in order to understand the sensitive design of technologies for people with dementia and their carers.
  • I am a member of fempower.tech, a group of intersectional feminists based at Open Lab, Newcastle University, who work to raise awareness of diversity issues within STEM in general and the design of sociotechnical systems in particular.
  • I have organised two CHI workshops (2017/2018), which brought together upwards of 50 participants, again to explore design and dementia.
  • I sat on the Postgraduate Research Committee in the School of Computing Science, where I attend research students’ APRs in order to gauge their progression and advise their studies further.
  • I frequently sit on hiring committees (6 in the past year).
  • I organised the Digital Economy Research Centre Social Care Meetings between 2017 and 2018, bringing together 30+ academics over several institutions.
  • Aside from purely academic service, I frequently engage in community activism around dementia with the Jesmond Dementia Action Alliance and Silverline Memories.