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Funding and Awards

January 2015 - SICSA Research Challenge: Identifying Health Promoting Elements in Care Homes
Changes in population demographics have resulted in a growing number of care home, economic, health and ethical considerations that demand attention. We require effective means of creating enabling built environments to provide older adults with healthy and socially fulfilling lives. However, built environments professionals (BEP) lack an evidence-based body of knowledge on design for wellbeing and miss research methods for assessing design impact.

With this challenge, we aim to assemble a community of stakeholders around the topic of enabling and health promoting environments including academics, social and health practitioners, BEP and policy makers. Through a series of activities we will scope the barriers and challenges to health promoting environments; create large-scale datasets that capture residents’ daily routines; and develop novel research tools that will produce objective evidence to support older adults living healthy and socially fulfilling lives.

Amount: £5000.

June 2014 - SICSA Postdoctoral and Early Career Researcher Exchange (PECE)
An exchange with Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) to extend the ongoing collaborations with Professor Vicki. L. Hanson and Dr Hugo Nicolau.

Amount: ~£4000.

May 2014 - SICSA Postdoctoral and Early Career Researcher Exchange (PECE)
An exchange with the University of Lisbon to extend the ongoing collaborations with Dr Tiago Guerreiro.

Amount ~£3500.

April 2014 - Best Paper Award, CHI 2014 Conference
Awarded to research carried out with Hugo Nicolau, Tiago Guerreiro,João Guerreiro and Vicki L. Hanson for our CHI Note “B#: Chord-based correction for multitouch Braille input”.

December 2010 - NCR Award for outstanding doctoral student
During the School of Computing, University of Dundee PhD Symposium (£250)

October 2010 - ACM ASSETS Student Research Competition
Awarded 3rd Place at ASSETS 2010, Orlando Florida for my work on ‘Accessible Indoor Navigation’. ($250)

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