My Research

In September 2012 I began my PhD with Aaron Quigley at the SACHI group at the University of St. Andrews. My research focuses on the use of digital technology in classrooms, particularly examining it's potential in the handwriting learning process. Some of my work has been published or presented. Please find details below.


CHI 2016Facilitator, Functionary, Friend or Foe? Studying the Role of iPads within Learning Activities Across a School Year
ACE 14Children’s Creativity Lab: Creating a ‘Pen of the Future’
NordiCHI'14 DCExploring the Potential of Digital Pen Technologies for Learning Handwriting
WIPTTE 2014Digital Pen Technology’s Suitability to Support Handwriting Learning
The Impact of Pen and Touch Technology on Education (Book)Chapter 2: Digital Pen Technology’s Suitability to Support Handwriting Learning
27th Bled eConferenceSleepCompete: A Smart Bedside Device to Promote Healthy Sleeping Habits in Children

Professional Development

2016Short term PostDoc work, DJCAD, Universty of Dundee.
2016SIGCHI Intern, Design of Conference Banners
2016IDC 2016 Programme Committee Member.
2016CPTTE 2016 Programme Committee Member.
2015SICSA Medical Imaging in Computing theme Committee Member.
2016Reviewer: IDC 2016, CHI 2016, CHI2017, CPTTE 2016, Entertainment Computing Journal.
2015Reviewer: British HCI 2015, IDC 2015, WIPTTE 2015, EICS 2015.


May 2016University of St Andrews, PG Skills Meeting
April 2016Pre CHI Day, University of Strathclyde
Feb 2015University of Dundee, HCI Module
Oct 2014University of St. Andrews, Evening Degree IT module
June 2014Sicsa All Hands Meeting (HCI), University of Dundee


May 2016IDC Banner
May 2016CHI Play Banner
May 2016TVX Banner
Jan 2015PhD Review 2015
Nov 2014ACE'14 Children's Creativity Lab Poster
Jan 2014PhD Review Jan 2014
Jan 2014Sleep Compete Poster
June 2013SICSA All Hands Meeting
Jan 2013PhD Review Jan 2013