1994 …2023

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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

Research area keywords

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

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Enabling Ongoingness: Content Creation & Consumption in the New Digital Age

Wallace, J., Lawson, S., Montague, K., Olivier, P., Morrissey, K. & Craig, C.


Project: Research

DERC: Digital Economy Research Centre

Olivier, P., Wright, P., Zizzo, D., Ploetz, T., Wilson, R., Brittain, K., Kirk, D., Corner, L., James, P., Van Moorsel, A., Watson, P., Gross, T., Bartindale, T., Missier, P., Wilkinson, D., Vlachokyriakos, V., Sniehotta, F., Hanratty, B., Vines, J., Mitra, S., Vigar, G., Todd, L., Kharrufa, A., Walker-Gleaves, C., Foster, E., Briggs, P., Balaam, M., Lawson, S., Crivellaro, C., Adamson, A., Morrissey, K., Montague, K., Comber, R., Tewdwr-Jones, M. & Guan, Y.


Project: Research

EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Digital Civics

Olivier, P. & Wright, P.


Project: Research

Distributed Ledgers and Decentralised Energy in Sub Saharan Africa

Cross, J., Montague, K., Olivier, P., Hazaz, M. & Wade, N.


Project: Research

Research Output

Progressive 24-hour recall: usability study of short retention intervals in Web-based dietary assessment surveys

Osadchiy, T., Poliakov, I., Olivier, P., Rowland, M. & Foster, E., Feb 2020, In : Journal of Medical Internet Research. 22, 2, 12 p., e13266.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Behavioural intervention for weight loss maintenance versus standard weight advice in adults with obesity: a randomised controlled trial in the UK (NULevel Trial)

Sniehotta, F. F., Evans, E. H., Sainsbury, K., Adamson, A., Batterham, A., Becker, F., Brown, H., Dombrowski, S. U., Jackson, D., Howell, D., Ladha, K., McColl, E., Olivier, P., Rothman, A. J., Steel, A., Vale, L., Vieira, R., White, M., Wright, P. & Araújo-Soares, V., 7 May 2019, In : PLoS Medicine. 16, 5, 18 p., e1002793.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Corrigendum to “Recommender system based on pairwise association rules” (Expert Systems With Applications (2019) 115 (535–542)

Osadchiy, T., Poliakov, I., Olivier, P., Rowland, M. & Foster, E., 30 Nov 2019, In : Expert Systems with Applications. 135, p. 410 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment / DebateOtherpeer-review

Open Access

Deep learning-based automated speech detection as a marker of social functioning in late-life depression

Little, B., Alshabrawy, O., Stow, D., Ferrier, I. N., McNaney, R., Jackson, D. G., Ladha, K., Ladha, C., Ploetz, T., Olivier, P., Gallagher, P. & O'Brien, J. T., 16 Jan 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Psychological Medicine. 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Developing technology to enhance learning interpersonal skills in counsellor education

Murphy, D., Slovak, P., Thieme, A., Jackson, D., Olivier, P. & Fitzpatrick, G., 2019, In : British Journal of Guidance & Counselling. 47, 3, p. 328-341 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)