Kate Hone


Dr Kate Hone is currently a Reader in Information Systems in the Department of Computer Science at Brunel University London, UK and Director of Brunel Graduate School. She received the B.A. degree in experimental psychology in 1990 from the University of Oxford, UK, and the M.Sc. degree in work design and ergonomics in 1992, and the Ph.D. degree in human computer interaction in 1996, both from the University of Birmingham, UK. From 1995 to 2000 she held teaching and research appointments at the University of Nottingham, UK, first in psychology and subsequently as lecturer in computer science. She has published widely, including articles in the International Journal of Human Computer Studies, Interacting with Computers, Behaviour and Information Technology, Applied Ergonomics and Ergonomics.

Research area(s)

Research interests include spoken dialogue systems, affective computing, health informatics and intelligent data analysis.


Research project(s) and grant(s)

Principal Investigator on EPSRC funded project ‘Emotion recognition for interaction with computers (ERIC): a Human Factors Evaluation’ (2002-5)

Principal Investigator on EPSRC funded project ‘The impact of dialogue constraints in speech-based human-computer interaction’ (1997-8)

Co-investigator on EPSRC funded project ‘Millennium homes: A technology supported domestic environment for frail and elderly people’ (2000-3)

Currently a co-investigator on the MRC/UKCRC funded project ‘Electronic self testing instruments for sexually transmitted infections’ (ESTI2) (2011-2016), leading the work on user interface design.



MSc dissertation supervision

Programme Director for NewRoute PhD

Module leader for NewRoute PhD modules: Knowledge Exchange and Research Impact (GS5529) and Academic Research Dissemination (GS5528)

Contributor to UG Computer Science module: ICTs in Society (CS2007)

Contributor to PG Computer Science module: Research Methods (CS5551)

Contributor to Research Methods training in Department of Computer Science and Graduate School Researcher Development Programme.

Research supervision

Name Thesis Title/Topic Status 1st or 2nd supervisor
Lorna Lines Older adults\' Interactions with speech Systems Completed 2003 First
Ghada Refaat El Said Cultural issues in Human Computer Interaction Completed 2005 First
Tim Cribbin Classifying complex topics using spatial-semantic document visualization Completed 2005 Second
Emma Pickering Towards an improved evaluation of use for everyday computing Completed 2009 Second
Lesley Axelrod Emotion Recognition for Interaction with Computers (Human Factors Issues) Completed 2010 First
Ali Tarhini E-learning Acceptance in Lebanon and England Completed 2013 Second
Ahmad Aljwaijri User acceptance in online banking Current student First
Sumayyah Alfaresi Mobile Digital Libraries Current student First
Alison Bulbeck E-learning Innovation Current student First

Selected Publications

Journal articles

Estcourt, CS. , Gibbs, J. , Sutcliffe, LJ. , Gkatzidou, V. , et al.   (2017)   'The eSexual Health Clinic system for management, prevention, and control of sexually transmitted infections: exploratory studies in people testing for Chlamydia trachomatis'. The Lancet Public Health, 2 (4).  pp. 182 - 190. doi: 10.1016/S2468-2667(17)30034-8 Download publication 

Gibbs, J. , Gkatzidou, V. , Tickle, L. , Manning, SR. , et al.   (2016)   '‘Can you recommend any good STI apps?’ A review of content, accuracy and comprehensiveness of current mobile medical applications for STIs and related genital infections'. Sexually Transmitted Infections. pp. sextrans-2016-052690 - sextrans-2016-052690. doi: 10.1136/sextrans-2016-052690 Download publication 

Aicken, CRH. , Fuller, SS. , Sutcliffe, LJ. , Estcourt, CS. , et al.   (2016)   'Young people’s perceptions of smartphone-enabled self-testing and online care for sexually transmitted infections: qualitative interview study'. BMC Public Health, 16 (974).  doi: 10.1186/s12889-016-3648-y Download publication 

Gibbs, J. , Sutcliffe, LJ. , Gkatzidou, V. , Hone, K. , et al.   (2016)   'The eClinical Care Pathway Framework: a novel structure for creation of online complex clinical care pathways and its application in the management of sexually transmitted infections'. BMC MEDICAL INFORMATICS AND DECISION MAKING, 16 pp. . doi: 10.1186/s12911-016-0338-8 Download publication 

Hone, KS.  and El Said, GR.   (Accepted)   'Exploring the factors affecting MOOC retention: a survey study'. Computers & Education. doi: 10.1016/j.compedu.2016.03.016 Download publication 

Tarhini, A. , Hone, K. , Liu, X.  and Tarhini, T.   (2016)   'Examining the moderating effect of individual-level cultural values on users’ acceptance of E-learning in developing countries: a structural equation modeling of an extended technology acceptance model'. Interactive Learning Environments. pp. 1 - 23. doi: 10.1080/10494820.2015.1122635 Download publication 

Gkatzidou, V. , Hone, K. , Sutcliffe, L. , Gibbs, J. , et al.   (2015)   'User interface design for mobile-based sexual health interventions for young people: Design recommendations from a qualitative study on an online Chlamydia clinical care pathway'. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, 15 (1).  doi: 10.1186/s12911-015-0197-8 Download publication 

Alfaresi, SH.  and Hone, K.   (2015)   'The intention to use mobile digital library technology: A focus group study in the United Arab Emirates'. International Journal of Mobile Human Computer Interaction, 7 (2).  pp. 23 - 42. doi: 10.4018/ijmhci.2015040102 Download publication 

Tarhini, A. , Hone, KS.  and Liu, X.   (Accepted)   'A cross-cultural examination of the impact of social, organisational and individual factors on educational technology acceptance between British and Lebanese university students'. British Journal of Educational Technology. doi: 10.1111/bjet.12169 Download publication 


Tarhini, A. , Hone, K.  and Liu, X.   (2014)   'The effects of individual differences on e-learning users' behaviour in developing countries: A structural equation model'. COMPUTERS IN HUMAN BEHAVIOR, 41 pp. 153 - 163. doi: 10.1016/j.chb.2014.09.020 

Liang, X. , Ding, Y-S. , Wang, Z. , Hao, K. , et al.   (2014)   'Bidirectional optimization of the melting spinning process'. IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics, 44 (2).  pp. 240 - 251. doi: 10.1109/TSMCC.2013.2252896 Download publication 

Xie, J. , Hone, K. , Xie, W. , Gao, X. , et al.   (2013)   'Extending twin support vector machine classifier for multi-category classification problems'. Intelligent Data Analysis, 17 (4).  pp. 649 - 664. doi: 10.3233/IDA-130598 Download publication 

Tarhini, A. , Hone, KS.  and Liu, X.   (2013)   'Factors affecting students’ acceptance of e-learning environments in developing countries:A structural equation modeling approach'. International Journal of Information and Education Technology, 3 (1).  pp. 54 - 59. doi: 10.7763/IJIET.2013.V3.233 Download publication 

Shah, SGS. , Barnett, J. , Kuljis, J. , Hone, K.  and Kaczmarski, R.   (2012)   'Factors determining patients’ intentions to use point-of-care testing medical devices for self-monitoring: The case of international normalised ratio self-testing'. Patient Preference and Adherence, 7 pp. 1 - 14. doi: 10.2147/PPA.S38328 Download publication 

Shah, SGS. , Barnett, J. , Kuljis, J. , Hone, K.  and Kaczmarski, R.   (2012)   'Patients’ experiences with hospital outpatient anticoagulation services: dimensions and determinants'. International Journal of Person Centered Medicine, 2 (4).  pp. 669 - 679. doi: 10.5750/ijpcm.v2i4.244 

Axelrod, L.  and Hone, K.   (2006)   'Affectemes and allaffects: a novel approach to coding user emotional expression during interactive experiences'. Behaviour and Information Technology, 25 (2).  pp. 159 - 173. doi: 10.1080/01449290500331164 

Hone, K.   (2006)   'Emphatic agents to reduce user frustration: the effects of varying agent characteristics'. Interacting with Computers, 18 (2).  pp. 227 - 245. doi: 10.1016/j.intcom.2005.05.003 Download publication 

Monk, A. , Hone, K. , Lines, L. , Dowdall, A. , et al.   (2006)   'Towards a practical framework for managing the risks of selecting technology to support independent living'. Applied Ergonomics, 37 (5).  pp. 599 - 606. doi: 10.1016/j.apergo.2005.10.003 Download publication 

Lines, L.  and Hone, KS.   (2006)   'Multiple voices, multiple choices: older adults' evaluation of speech output to support independent living'. Gerontechnology, 5 (2).  pp. 78 - 91. 

El Said, G.  and Hone, K.   (2005)   'Culture and e-commerce: an exploration of the perceptions and attitudes of Egyptian internet users'. Journal of Computing and Information Technology, 13 (2).  pp. 107 - 122. doi: 10.2498/cit.2005.02.03 Download publication 

Siala, H. , O'Keefe, RM.  and Hone, KS.   (2004)   'The impact of religious affiliation on trust in the context of electronic commerce'. Interacting with Computers, 16 (1).  pp. 7 - 27. doi: 10.1016/j.intcom.2003.11.002 Download publication 

Perry, M. , Dowdall, A. , Lines, L.  and Hone, K.   (2004)   'Multimodal and ubiquitous computing systems: supporting independent-living older users'. IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in BioMedicine, 8 (3).  pp. 258 - 270. doi: 10.1109/TITB.2004.835533 Download publication 

Lines, L.  and Hone, KS.   (2004)   'Eliciting user requirements with older adults: lessons from the design of an interactive domestic alarm system'. Universal Access in the Information Society, 3 (2).  pp. 141 - 148. doi: 10.1007/s10209-004-0094-x Download publication 

Hone, K.  and Baber, C.   (2001)   'Designing habitable dialogues for speech-based interaction with computers'. International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, 54 (4).  pp. 637 - 662. doi: 10.1006/ijhc.2000.0456 

Kerrin, M.  and Hone, KS.   (2001)   'Job seekers' perceptions of teleworking: a cognitive mapping approach'. New Technology, Work and Employment, 16 (2).  pp. 130 - 143. doi: 10.1111/1468-005X.00082 

Hone, KS.  and Graham, R.   (2000)   'Towards a tool for the subjective assessment of speech system interfaces (SASSI)'. Natural Language Engineering, 6 (3-4).  pp. 287 - 303. doi: 10.1017/S1351324900002497 Download publication 

Hone, KS.  and Baber, C.   (1999)   'Modelling the effects of constraint upon speech-based human-computer interaction'. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HUMAN-COMPUTER STUDIES, 50 (1).  pp. 85 - 107. doi: 10.1006/ijhc.1998.0235 

Hone, KS. , Kerrin, M.  and Cox, T.   (1998)   'CORDiT: A Multi-Dimensional Model for Evaluating the Psychological Impact of Teleworking'. EUROPEAN PSYCHOLOGIST, 3 (3).  pp. 227 - 237. doi: 10.1027/1016-9040.3.3.227 

Hone, KS. , Graham, R. , Maguire, MC. , Baber, C.  and Johnson, GI.   (1998)   'Speech technology for automatic teller machines: an investigation of user attitude and performance'. ERGONOMICS, 41 (7).  pp. 962 - 981. doi: 10.1080/001401398186531 


Book chapters

Axelrod, L.  and Hone, K.  (2006)   'Multimodal expressions: e-motional and non-verbal behaviour', in Edited Book - Digital Multimedia Perception and Design pp. 110 - 131. 

Conference papers

Gibbs, J. , Sutcliffe, LJ. , Gkatzidou, V. , Sonnenberg, P. , et al.   (2015)   'Developing and using the eclinical care pathway framework: a novel tool for creating online clinical care pathways and its application to management of genital chlamydia' , Sexually Transmitted Infections. BMJ Publishing Group Ltd, pp. A186 - A186. 

Shah, SGS. , Barnett, J. , Kuljis, J. , Hone, K.  and Kaczmarski, R.   (2011)   'Attitudes and value to oral anticoagulation therapy testing at outpatients services: A survey' , 8th Annual Meeting of Health Technology Assessment International (HTAi). Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 25 - 29 June. [unpublished].  

Lines, L. , Ikechi, O.  and Hone, KS.   (2007)   'Accessing e-government services: design requirements for the older user' , 4th International Conference on Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction held at the HCI International 2007. [unpublished].  

Axelrod, L.  and Hone, K.   (2005)   'E-motional advantage: performance and satisfaction gains with affective computing' , Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2005). [unpublished].  doi: 10.1145/1056808.1056874 

El Said, GR.  and Hone, K.   (2001)   'Cross-cultural web usability: an exploration of the experiences of Egyptian users' , Third International Workshop on Internationalisation of Products and Systems (IWIPS 2001). [unpublished].  


Gkatzidou, V. , Balachandran, W. , Lowndes, C. , Howell-Jones, R. , et al.   (2012)  A user centred approach to the design of point-of-care and self-test mobile phone diagnostics for sexually transmitted infections (STIs).  [Poster] 

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