After completing his Computing (MComp) degree at the university of Lincoln, Jamie started working as a research assistant in the Lincoln Social Computing group at the University of Lincoln in 2013. He moved to Northumbria University in February 2016 to join Professor Shaun Lawson in the recently formed Northumbria Social Computing Lab (NorSC Lab) and is currently enrolled as a part-time PhD student whilst working as a Senior Research Assistant. Jamie is an expert in Social Media Analytics.
I am Professor of Digital Living in the School of Computer and Information Science. I study Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) and the design of interactive computational technologies. I'm particularly interested in design research methods and the ways in which technology design can be centred on rich understanding of user experiences, cultures and contexts.
I have previously held positions as Senior Lecturer of Experience-Centred Design and then Reader in Cultural Computing at Newcastle University, Lecturer in Human-Computer Interaction in the Mixed Reality Lab and School of Computer Science at the University of Nottingham, and as a post-doc in the Socio-Digital Systems group at Microsoft Research Cambridge. My background is in Psychology (BSc) and Ergonomics (MSc) with a PhD in Computer Science. Over the years my work has been heavily influenced by the sociologists, philosophers and designers that I've collaborated with and consequently I take a design-led, social science orientation to understanding human experience and its application to the design of digital technologies. Accordingly, and although trained as an experimental scientist, my research is increasingly based on qualitative methods and design-research practices.