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Reader and Director of the Graduate School
Brunel University
Direct Line: 01895 266009
Office: Halsbury 157


I have a BA in Experimental Psychology from the University of Oxford and an MSc in Work Design and Ergonomics from the University of Birmingham.  My PhD entitled "Modelling Dialogues for Interactive Speech Systems" is also from the University of Birmingham.

I am currently a Reader in the Department of Information Systems and Computing at Brunel University and Director of the Graduate School. Before this I worked at the School of Computer Science and Information Technology at the University of Nottingham, where I was a lecturer in Human Factors.


My research centres on the human aspects of computing.  I am interested in the design of usable interfaces for computer systems, particularly those using recognition technology.  I have done most of my research on the design and use of systems using speech recognition technology.  I am also interested in the human factors issues of 'affective' or emotional computing. An EPSRC funded research project started in October 2002 to investigate how giving computers the ability to recognise human emotions might contribute to human-computer interaction (EPSRC grant ref: GR/R81374/01).  


I am available as a supervisor for Masters Dissertations and Final Year Projects in the Department of Information Systems and Computing.


I am available for Human Factors consultancy work through Brunel University's Research Support and Development office.  Past projects include:

My research expertise is in the area of dialogue design for speech systems. I am also very interested in usability assessment, particularly for spoken language systems (using speech recognition and/or text-to-speech).

Please feel free to contact me direct to discuss your consultancy needs.

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