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I am delighted to support outstanding applicants to postdoctoral research funding calls all year around, including candidates with interdisciplinary aspirations and backgrounds spanning human-computer interaction and closely-related fields. I am currently particularly interested in supervising projects in the areas of human-centred applications of AI in healthcare, relationship-centred tools to support the online and in-person practice of therapy, self-report technologies to support collaborative practices of care, and creative design research methods to enhance participation in research and foster ethical design values.

Prominent postdoctoral research funding calls I support applications to include; I am also familiar with a wide range of other national and international funding calls (for applicants from Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Brazil, Japan, Singapore and elsewhere), which I am open to supporting applications for; pending exceptional profile- and research topic fit. If you have an idea for a project which you feel would be a good match for the work of the team, contact Kevin with a short description of your proposal, a CV, and a copy of the article you consider your best work to date.

As fully-funded postdoctoral positions become available within the team, they will also be advertised here.
If you are considering a PhD, and have an ambitious research project idea pertinent to the work of the team, I would similarly be delighted to hear from you. I am interested in supervising curious and creative people with experience and interests spanning diverse fields from computer science to design, art, psychology, psychotherapy, and anthropology; and support outstanding PhD candidates of all shapes, shades and genders in the preparation of applications to calls including the; It is essential that you reach out well in advance of these deadlines. I am also familiar with a wide range of other national and international funding calls (for applicants from Australia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Singapore and elsewhere), which I am open to supporting applications for; pending excellent profile- and research topic fit. If you have an idea for a project which you feel would be a good match for the work of the team, contact Kevin with a short description of your proposal, a CV, and either your favourite example of your own writing or notes on a recent HCI research paper you found compelling to the degree that you would have liked to have written it yourself.

As fully-funded PhD positions become available within the team, they will also be advertised here.
We accept applications from outstanding undergraduate and postgraduate students of any discipline to our MSc in HCI Programme (subject to specific entry requirements). This MSc programme, unique in Ireland, grants graduates a firm grounding in the academic theory and practical research skills to develop insight into the needs, values and aspirations of users, as to inform the design of a wide range of current and future possible technologies. See the Programme webpage for further information.

If you are a current MSc in HCI student interested in pursuing your MSc thesis project under my supervision, you will receive formal guidance during the Spring trimester to inform your choice of modules and topics. I invite you, in the meantime, to take a look at the work of former student members of the team - as often published at leading HCI venues - to further inform and inspire your aspirations for your own research.
Are you a clinician interested in the potential of digital technology to support your work practices, a community or patient advocacy group interested in learning more about how you might become involved in research at UCD, a start-up company or established commercial enterprise with interests in the digital health technology space, or a potential academic partner working within any related discipline? I am always happy to discuss current and future possible opportunities for collaboration.

I am currently inviting expressions of interest from external partners for our postgraduate HCI Design Project module; during which interdisciplinary teams of postgraduate students (comprising software engineers, UX designers, health professionals and social scientists, among diverse others) will devote three months of their time this summer, to solving a complex real-world design challenge encountered in the day to day practice of your work and/or lived experience — with the aim of advancing the work that you do, your quality of life, and the wellbeing of your clients and/or communities.

I am happy to support research visits from pertinent academic partners (including through funding application support), and am occasionally (although rarely) open to discussing consultancy external to my faculty position; with a focus on supporting the user- and human-centred design of health and mental healthcare technologies.