A Centre for Research on Learning and Innovation (CRLI) seminar with Professor Patrick Olivier from the Newcastle University in the UK
CRLI has invited key international scholars from leading centres to collaborate on its project Understanding and Facilitating Learning in Emerging Knowledge Co-Creation Spaces, funded under the Sydney Research Excellence Initiative 'SREI’ 2020 scheme at the University of Sydney, and present a series of lectures, seminars and workshops. This week, Professor Patrick Olivier will be visiting us and presenting some of his current work related to the application of social and ubiquitous computing to education, health and wellbeing, as well as the development of new approaches for interaction (such as novel sensing platforms and interaction techniques) and human-centred design methods.
About the speaker:
I am Professor of Human-Computer Interaction in the School of Computing Science at Newcastle University. I founded and currently lead Open Lab, Newcastle University's centre for cross-disciplinary research in digital technologies (previously called the "Digital Interaction Group" but renamed when we moved out of Culture Lab in May, 2015). My particular research interests include the application of social and ubiquitous computing to education, health and wellbeing, as well as the development of new approaches for interaction (such as novel sensing platforms and interaction techniques) and human-centred design methods.
I am Principal Investigator and Co-Director of the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Digital Civics (55 PhD students over 8 years, from 2014-2022). The CDT is supported by a £4.7m award from the EPSRC and seeks to train the next generation of researchers in the design, deployment and evaluation of digital community and local government services. I am also Principal Investigator and Director of a new £10.4m Digital Economy Research Centre in Digital Civics (25 postdoctoral researchers, 2015-2020) supported in part by a £4m award from the EPSRC. In both these initiatives we are working closely with our local government partners, Newcastle City Council, Gateshead Council and Northumberland County Council.
To get a more detailed idea of my research interests, take a look at my Google Scholar page (for papers), "Projects" (generally projects that post-docs are involved in), "PhD Projects" (a project that constitutes someone's PhD), or "Things" (stuff we've made), and for write-ups of Open Lab's completed research see our "Publications" page. If you are interested in collaborating with Open Lab, or being a visitor, researcher or research student here then please contact me, Pete Wright, or anyone on the "People" page.