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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 2019

Exploring e-mentoring: co-designing & un-platforming

Alhadlaq, A., Kharrufa, A. & Olivier, P., 8 Jan 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Behaviour and Information Technology. 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleResearchpeer-review

Feasibility of parent communication training with remote coaching using smartphone apps

Stockwell, K., Alabdulqader, E., Jackson, D., Basu, A., Olivier, P. & Pennington, L., Mar 2019, In : International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders. 54, 2, p. 265-280 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Recommender system based on pairwise association rules

Osadchiy, T., Poliakov, I., Olivier, P., Rowland, M. & Foster, E., Jan 2019, In : Expert Systems with Applications. 115, p. 535-542 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
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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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Development and feasibility of a wearable infant wrist band for the objective measurement of physical activity using accelerometery

Prioreschi, A., Nappey, T., Westgate, K., Olivier, P., Brage, S. & Micklesfield, L. K., 1 Mar 2018, In : Pilot and Feasibility Studies. 4, 1, 8 p., 60.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access