Research Fellow – SCAMPI project

City, University of London - School of Mathematics, Computer Science and Engineering

Background

City, University of London is a global institution committed to academic excellence with a focus on business and the professions and an enviable central London location.

City attracts around 19,500 students (35% at postgraduate level) from 150 countries; is in the world’s top four per cent (Times Higher Education World University Rankings) and the UK’s top twenty (The Guardian University Guide); is 15th in the UK for graduate employability (The Times and Sunday Times University Guide); and is top in London for student satisfaction (Complete University Guide).

The EPSRC-funded SCAMPI project seeks to relieve pressure on an increasingly overstretched NHS by developing new forms of support for more efficient, effective, patient-centric care in the community. New intelligent healthcare technologies have the potential to deliver this care relieve the pressure, in the form of simple-to-use digital technologies in people's home that support self-care and reduce the need for routine interventions from healthcare professionals.

The SCAMPI project will develop a new form of computerised toolkit that will allow someone living in their own home with a chronic condition, together with their relatives, careers and healthcare professionals, to self-manage both their care of the condition and life with it. The role's main aim to investigate and design a new form of intelligent visual care plan that is natural and simple-to-use, enabling a person living at home with a chronic condition to customise their life and care according to their individual needs and preferences, with pro-active support for monitoring and assessing care goals and qualities with intelligent smart home technologies.

This new post will be based in the Centre for Human Computer Interaction Design (HCID) is a specialist research Centre within the Department of Computer Science. Our primary focus is exploring the relationship between people and innovative technology with the aim of creating more useful, usable and accessible systems. The successful candidate will work closely with colleagues in City's Cass Business School and School of Health Sciences.

This is a 12 month fixed term post that is available from the 1st March 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Responsibilities

The role holder will support the activities of the SCAMPI project in delivering a new visual care plan and developing a visual programming language for smart home devices situated within a care plan.

Responsibilities will include conducting user studies to investigate language primitives; designing the visual programming language and the user interface to ensure that patients and careers can both understand the plan and customise it with relative ease, while allowing senor technologies to be utilised and set up; and dissemination of project outputs.

Person Specification

We are seeking an enthusiastic and experienced researcher with strong design and communication skills. The successful candidate will have a PhD in a technology-related discipline and experience in designing interactive systems, especially in end-user programming, Internet of Things and intelligent systems.

Additional Information

City offers a sector-leading salary, pension scheme and benefits including a comprehensive package of staff training and development.

Academic excellence for business and the professions.

Actively working to promote equal opportunity and diversity.

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