Speaker: Corina Sas, Lancaster University
UCL Contact: Aneesha Singh (Visitors from outside UCL please email in advance).
Date/Time: 21 Mar 18, 15:00 - 16:00
Venue: Room 4.05, 66-72 Gower Street
This talk provides an overview of my work on technologies for wellbeing and mental health, with an emphasis on the value of significant objects and the human body. Then, it outlines two studies exploring digital disposal following life transitions marked by social loss. The talk concludes with an outline of the AffecTech: Personal technologies for affective health, an EC-funded Innovative Training Network and its interdisciplinary focus.
Corina is Chair in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) and Digital Health at Lancaster University, School of Computing and Communications. She leads internationally recognised research with focus on technologies for memories, wellbeing and mental health. Corina published over 100 peer-review papers and her work received extensive media cover. She has been Associate Chair for the ACM CHI and DIS conferences, Chair of British Human Computer Interaction conference, and served in Programme Committees in over 20 conferences. Her research efforts have been supported through grant awards totalling over £10 million.