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I am Lecturer at Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and Honorary Fellow at the University of Melbourne. My research lies at the intersection of computational and social sciences and contributes to the discipline of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI).

My research focuses on social technologies for healthy living. I have examined how people collaborate through social media to pursue their passions and exchange support to quit smoking. My current work aims to support people to manage their health and well-being in collaboration with family members, caregivers, nurses, therapists, or clinicians. I am interested in harnessing data from wearable and mobile applications to support healthy sleep and stroke rehabilitation.


  • 2016–present
    Lecturer in Human-Computer Interaction, Queensland University of Technology (QUT)
  • 2016–present
    Honorary Fellow, The University of Melbourne
  • 2013–2015
    Lecturer, The University of Melbourne


  • 2011 
    The University of Melbourne, PhD

Grants and Contracts

  • 2014
    Establishment of the Microsoft Research Centre for Social NUI at the University of Melbourne
    Deputy Director
    Funding Source:
    Victorian Dept of State Development Business & Innovation; Microsoft; The University of Melbourne
  • 2011
    Social network sites for ambivalent socialisers: the case of smoking cessation (LP110100046)
    Chief Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Australian Research Council

Professional Memberships


Research Areas

  • Computer Human Interaction (080602)