I study how technology can be used to support collaborative work and play in children with typical and atypical development, based on theories of social and cognitive development. My PhD work on Theory of Mind led to research in children's language comprehension, followed by work on understanding language ambiguity in riddles and mothers' conversations with children. This prompted my interest in technology's role in how children learn through conversation - culminating in setting up the ChaTLab.
I am a PhD student at the University of Sussex with a background in psychology. My research interests are the social cognitive impairments found in children with Autistic Spectrum Conditions and technology to enable them to learn.
I am a PhD student attached to the ChatLab. Prior to studiying for my BSc Psychology I worked as a Paediatric Occupational Therapist at the Worthing Children's Centre then for Moor House School, a non-maintained special school for children with specific speech and language impairments. My research interest is exploring the role of language in emotion regulation.
Having worked as a psychology research assistant at the University of London and as a statistician in the Government Statistical Service, I returned to Sussex to embark on a DPhil in psycholology. My research focusses on how technologically-augmented toys can support social and language development in children with Autistic Spectrum Conditions.
I hold a PhD studentship for the ‘Meeting of Minds in Conversation’ project, which employs a technologically-augmented playset to support the verbal interactions of children with autistic spectrum conditions (ASC). My research is focused on linguistic alignment, and how this can promote better social communication in ASC children. Previously, I worked at the Autism Clinic, within the Institute of Mental Health, Singapore.
My focus is on parent-child interactions during problem-solving activities. Using the concepts of scaffolding, contingent shifting and self-regulatory behaviours, I explore how the parent supports their child and what factors might influence this support. The aim of this work is to contribute to research into how to make homework sessions more effective.
I am a 3rd year full-time PhD student at The Open University and a visiting researcher at ChatLab and also University College London.
Coming from a background in digital media and music composition, my interest is in designing technologies to enable novel face-to-face learning experiences. Particularly, my PhD focuses on how we can help large groups discuss by supporting collaboration through networks of shared tablet computers and public screens.
I am a PhD student at the University of Sussex with a background in psychology. I also work as a part-time research fellow at the ChatLab. My research interests are the knowledge transfer and perseverance in children with reference to learning goal orientation.
I am working with Nicola Yuill on the TERENCE project, focusing on the evaluation of an adaptive learning software system designed for poor comprehenders.
My work as research fellow over the past twelve years has been focused about the design and build of devices and installations, which support new forms of human computer interaction. I have explored the role of pervasive technologies within real world deployments, often using a participatory design approach to inform solutions.
I am particularly interested in how the design of new and emerging technologies supports older people’s needs and wants. I lead a project called olderview.com which seeks to engage the older community towards participatory design of technology.