If you are interested in any of these projects, please feel free to contact me for more information.

Investigating the Role of Technologies in Participant Recruitment and Engagement in Health Research (2016-2017)

This study aims to investigate issues around participant recruitment and engagement in health research, and to use technologies to improve these issues. Health research often carries out human-based studies and clinical trials which need to recruit participants. However, do we consider the needs of the potential participants in the process? What are their actual needs? What do they expect to get from participating a research project? In this study, we expect to learn more about the thoughts of the participants and look for opportunities to use latest technologies to better link researchers and participants.

Health Information-Seeking Behaviours (2012-2016)

In this project, we try to understand how lay-people search for health information on the Internet. We have found that people are more exploratory in different scenarios. Additionally, we have derived a model of health information-seeking behaviours. A proof-of-concept website was developed to better support various health information-seeking behaviours. Its source code can be found on GitHub.

Applying Wikipedia Analysis Methodology in Teaching and the Development of Related Tools (2011-2013)

This research investigates how a "map-like" visualisation can be applied in a teaching environment with tablets (iPad). This software enables the possibility of "exploring" new knowledge in class. This project is supported by FDCT.

Map-like Wikipedia Visualisation (2010-2011)

This project proposes a set of methods to transform the content of Wikipedia into a "map-like" visualisation. As such, people can visually perceive the relationships among Wikipedia categories and co-authoring efforts between Wikipedia articles in an intuitive way.