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Biography

Patrick is an expert in human-computer interaction with particular research interests include the application of social and ubiquitous computing, the development of new approaches to interaction (including as novel sensing platforms and interaction techniques) and human-centred design methods.

Patrick coined the term Digital Civics, now a central focus of his research. Digital Civics is a cross-disciplinary area of research that explores ways technology can promote new forms of participation in the design and delivery of local services including education, public health and social care and town planning. For example, the App Movement Platform is a new kind of technology commissioing service that allows anyone to campaign for, design, and automatically generate location-based review systems for topics of concern to them. 

Another key element of Patrick's work is a commitment to the creation of open source software and hardware. Notable examples include the OpenMovement AX3 accelerometer which was designed for the largest study of physical activity ever conducted (over 100K participants) and is used by clinical researchers across the World. Another is Intake24, an online 24-hour dietary recall system which was developed for Food Standards Scotland. Initially aimed at a UK population, Intake24 now has Danish, Portuguese, New Zealand and Arabic versions, and is used in the Scottish Health Survey.

Before joining Monash in December 2018, Patrick was Professor of Human-Computer Interaction in the School of Computing, Newcastle University, United Kingdom where founded and lead Open Lab, Newcastle University’s centre for cross-disciplinary research in digital technologies. He was director of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) Centre for Doctoral Training in Digital Civics (55 cross-disciplinary PhD students) and the EPSRC Digital Economy Research Centre a multidisciplinary five-year project involving 25 postdoctoral researchers.

Research interests

Human-Computer Interaction

Supervision interests

Human-Computer Interaction

Education/Academic qualification

Language Engineering, PhD, University of Manchester

MSc, Artificial Intelligence, University of Wales

Computing, Postgraduate Diploma, University of Bradford

Natural Sciences (Physics), BA, University of Cambridge

Keywords

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Digital Civics
  • Ubiquitous Computing
  • Interaction Design
  • Social Computing
  • Social Media
  • Educational Technology
  • Digital Health
  • ICT4D

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Research Output 1994 2018

A unified model for user identification on multi-touch surfaces: a survey and meta-analysis

Kharrufa, A., Ploetz, T. & Olivier, P., 6 Jan 2018, In : ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction. 24, 6, 39 p., 39.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
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Mortality as framed by ongoingness in digital design

Wallace, J., Thomas, J., Anderson, D. & Olivier, P., 3 Jan 2018, In : Design Issues. 34, 1, p. 95-107 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

A study of wrist-worn activity measurement as a potential real-world biomarker for late-life depression

O'Brien, J. T., Gallagher, P., Stow, D., Hammerla, N., Ploetz, T., Firbank, M., Ladha, C., Ladha, K., Jackson, D., McNaney, R., Ferrier, I. N. & Olivier, P., Jan 2017, In : Psychological Medicine. 47, 1, p. 93-102 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
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Care and connect: exploring dementia-friendliness through an online community commissioning platform

Morrissey, K., Garbett, A., Wright, P., Olivier, P., Jenkins, E. I. & Brittain, K., 2017, CHI'17 - Proceedings of the 2017 ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems: May 6–11, 2017 Denver, CO, USA. Lampe, C. & schraefel, M. C. (eds.). New York NY USA : Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), p. 2163-2174 12 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference PaperResearchpeer-review

Open Access
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Cinehacking Cape Town - embracing informality in pursuit of high quality media

Green, D. P., Schofield, G., Pritchard, G., Olivier, P. & Wright, P., 2017, CHI'17 - Proceedings of the 2017 ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems: May 6–11, 2017 Denver, CO, USA. Lampe, C. & schraefel, M. C. (eds.). New York NY USA: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), p. 4753-4764 12 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference PaperResearchpeer-review