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Personal profile

Biography

I am a cross-disciplinary digital health researcher at the intersection of healthcare and computer science. My expertise lies in Human Computer Interaction and participatory approaches towards engaging health communities in the design of digital technologies and services to support their needs. I have a particular interest in Parkinson's, mental health and supporting speech and language therapy outcomes. 

My more recent work has been exploring the role of new and emerging commercial technologies in supporting the self monitoring and mangement of chronic health conditions (e.g. smart speakers, IoT devices, online and mobile mental health services), as well as the use of smartphone sensing for detecting mental health behaviours. 

I am currently open to PhD students

 

Education/Academic qualification

Human Computer Interaction, PhD, Newcastle University United Kingdom

1 Sep 201212 Aug 2016

Award Date: 12 Aug 2016

Speech and Language Sciences, BSc

1 Sep 200625 Jun 2010

Award Date: 25 Jun 2010

External positions

Honorary Lecturer, University of Bristol

31 May 20201 Jun 2025

Research area keywords

  • Digital Health
  • Self management
  • design and co-design
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Mental health
  • wellbeing
  • Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing
  • Global Health

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Projects

Research Output

Co-designing digital tools to enhance speech and language therapy training in Ghana

Hudson, L., Amponsah, C., Ohenewa Bampoe, J., Marshall, J., Akua Victoria Owusu, N., Hussein, K., Linington, J., Banks Gross, Z., stokes, J. & McNaney, R., Apr 2020, Proceedings of the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. McGrenere, J. & Cockburn, A. (eds.). New York NY USA: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), 13 p. 347

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

Future opportunities for IoT to support people with Parkinson’s

Mcnaney, R., Tsekleves, E. & Synnott, J., Apr 2020, Proceedings of the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. McGrenere, J. & Cockburn, A. (eds.). New York NY USA: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), 15 p. 742

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

Shaping the design of smartphone-based interventions for self-harm

Honary, M., Vega, J., Bell, B., Kroll, L., Mcnaney, R., Clinch, S. & Sefi, A., 2020, Proceedings of the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. McGrenere, J. & Cockburn, A. (eds.). New York NY USA: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), 14 p. 243

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

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

Respiratory self-care: identifying current challenges and future potentials for digital technology to support people with chronic respiratory conditions

Tendedez, H., Ferrario, M-A., McNaney, R. & Whittle, J., 2019, Proceedings of the 13th EAI International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare. Meyer, J. & Mamykina, L. (eds.). New York NY USA: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), p. 129-138 10 p.

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

3 Citations (Scopus)