Dr Voula Gkatzidou
Dr. Voula Gkatzidou is a Research Fellow in Human Centred Design, specialising in the links between design and extracting and understanding users’ needs with a particular focus in the design of new media and technology and the theories and methods to support human centred design.
Voula has a PhD in the field of Computer Science, with a particular focus in inclusive e-learning to support people whose needs maybe a result of physical sensory or learning difficulties. Over the years she has participated in numerous research projects in the field of accessibility and e-learning. Voula’s work has focused on in-context research with people, including the use of products, services and built environments, with a focus on practical prototyping and co-creation, integrating insights from multiple disciplines.
Voula has experience in teaching and practicing many aspects of User Experience, building a diverse skill-set of UX research, design, and leadership.
BSc, MSc, PhD
Newest selected publications
Estcourt, CS., Gibbs, J., Sutcliffe, LJ., Gkatzidou, V., Tickle, L., Hone, K., (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. ISSN: 2468-2667 Open Access Linket al.
Gibbs, J., Gkatzidou, V., Tickle, L., Manning, SR., Tilakkumar, T., Hone, K., (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. ISSN: 1368-4973 Open Access Linket al.
Aicken, CRH., Fuller, SS., Sutcliffe, LJ., Estcourt, CS., Gkatzidou, V., Oakeshott, P., (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).Open Access Linket al.
Gibbs, J., Sutcliffe, LJ., Gkatzidou, V., Hone, K., Ashcroft, RE., Harding-Esch, EM., (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. ISSN: 1472-6947 Open Access Linket al.
Gkatzidou, V., Hone, K., Sutcliffe, L., Gibbs, J., Sadiq, ST., Szczepura, A., (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).Open Access Linket al.