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Research interests

My research interests are in Human Computer Interaction (HCI) and Digital Health. I am particularly interested in the development and evaluation of novel technologies for personal and public health, and in understanding the role and significance of health technologies in the contexts of people's everyday lives. 

Biography

Dr Rooksby received his degree and PhD in Computer Science from Manchester University, UK. He has held research positions at institutions including the University of Glasgow and University of St Andrews.

His research interests are in Human Computer Interaction, Software Engineering, Games and Digital Health. He has a portfolio of research spanning these disciplines from funders including NIHR, EPSRC and the EU. His work often focuses on the development and evaluation of novel technologies and primarily takes qualitative, person-centered approaches including co-design, ethnography and user-centered engineering. He has published several award winning papers in venues including ACM CHI on topics including personal tracking, digital phenotyping and public health. His teaching centers on Web and Mobile development using languages including JavaScript. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA).

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

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  • Design Opportunities for Freelancing Platforms: Online Freelancers’ Views on a Worker-Centred Design Fiction

    Alvarez De La Vega, J., Cecchinato, M. & Rooksby, J., 8 Jun 2022, CHIWORK 2022 : Proceedings of the 1st Annual Meeting of the Symposium on Human-Computer Interaction for Work. Kun, A. L., Shaer, O., Boll, S., Fox, S., Raval, N. & Wilson, M. L. (eds.). New York, US: ACM, p. 1-19 19 p. 12

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  • “Why lose control?” A Study of Freelancers’ Experiences with Gig Economy Platforms

    Alvarez De La Vega, J., Cecchinato, M. & Rooksby, J., 6 May 2021, CHI '21: Proceedings of the 2021 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. Kitamura, Y., Quigley, A., Isbister, K., Igarashi, T., Bjørn, P. & Drucker, S. (eds.). New York: ACM, p. 1-14 14 p. 455

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  • Design Opportunities for Digital Men’s Health: An Exploratory Study Focusing on Football Fandom

    Rooksby, J., Cecchinato, M., Asadzadeh Birjandi, P., Philpott, M. & Bunn, C., 3 Jul 2020, DIS '20: Proceedings of the 2020 ACM Designing Interactive Systems Conference. New York, NY: ACM, p. 1565–1577 2 p.

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  • An N-of-1 Evaluation Framework for Behaviour Change Applications

    McCallum, C., Rooksby, J., Asadzadeh Birjandi, P., Gray, C. M. & Chalmers, M., 2 May 2019, CHI EA 2019 - Extended Abstracts of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems: Glasgow, Scotland Uk — May 04 - 09, 2019. New York: ACM, 6 p. LBW1810. (Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings).

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  • Design-for-error for a stand-alone child attachment assessment tool

    Rooksby, M., Vo, D-B., Rooksby, J., Tayarani, M., Huan, R., Vinciarelli, A., Minnis, H. & Brewster, S., 2 May 2019, Extended Abstracts of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems: Glasgow, Scotland Uk — May 04 - 09, 2019. New York, NY: ACM, 6 p. LBW0148

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