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#misCOURAGE Down Under (2017-present)
The aim of this study is to explore women’s online health-seeking behaviours at the time of miscarriage
and their views on the design and content of a website to host The Australian #misCOURAGE Campaign.
The team intends to use the information from interviews and a focus group with women who have experienced
miscarriage to develop and refine a pregnancy-related website which will ultimately provide information,
advice, support and resources for women affected by miscarriage and host The Australian
#misCOURAGE Campaign and Survey.
Investigating the Role of Technologies in Participant Recruitment and Engagement in Health Research (2016-present)
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 the Science and Technology Development Fund (FDCT), Macau, China.
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.