Key Projects (6)
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This page lists a few key projects in reverse chronological order. I have a strong collaboration network in Australia, China, Europe, the United States, etc. Please contact me for more information if you are interested in working or collaborating on any of these projects.
Fertility After Cancer Predictor (FoRECAsT)
This is a collaboration with Dr Michelle Peate at the University of Melbourne and others. Breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in reproductive aged women and many women are diagnosed before they have started or completed their families. These women then need to deal with the consequences of treatment, such as potential infertility. Thus, being able to provide women with information about how their fertility will be affected by treatment is important. This can help them to make decisions around fertility preservation prior to starting adjuvant treatment. The aim of this study is to develop an online fertility predictor targeted at young women with breast cancer. This tool will be available to women in order to inform decision making around breast cancer treatments.
- Exploring the Facilitators and Barriers to Using an Online Infertility Risk Prediction Tool (FoRECAsT) for Young Women with Breast Cancer: A Qualitative Study ProtocolBMJ Open, 2020, 10, e033669, doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2019-033669
- SCI Q2 IF 2.496, SJR Q1
- Open Access
Investigating the Role of Technologies in Participant Recruitment and Engagement in Health Research
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.
- The Use of Web-Based Technologies in Health Research Participation: Qualitative Study of Consumer and Researcher ExperiencesJournal of Medical Internet Research, 2018, 20(10), e12094, doi:10.2196/12094
- SCI Q1 IF 5.034
- Open Access
- Proceedings of Health Informatics Conference 2017 (HIC 2017), 2017, Brisbane, Australia, pp. 104-111, doi:10.3233/978-1-61499-783-2-104
#misCOURAGE Down Under
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.
- Proceedings of Health Informatics Conference 2018 (HIC 2018), 2018, Sydney, Australia, pp. 118-125, doi:10.3233/978-1-61499-890-7-118
Health Information-Seeking Behaviours
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 and a sample video can be viewed here.
- Designing Health Websites Based on Users’ Web-Based Information-Seeking Behaviors: A Mixed-Method Observational StudyJournal of Medical Internet Research, 2016, 18(6), e145, doi:10.2196/jmir.5661
- SCI Q1 IF 5.034
- Open Access
- Proceedings of the 20th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS 2016), 2016, pp. 1-16, Chiayi, Taiwan, 27 Jun - 1 Jul 2016, AIS
- Conceptualising Health Information Seeking Behaviours and Exploratory Search: Result of a Qualitative StudyHealth and Technology, 2015, 5(1), pp. 45-55, Springer Berlin Heidelberg, doi:10.1007/s12553-015-0096-0
- Proceedings of the 18th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS 2014), 2014, pp. 1-16, Chengdu, China, 24-28 Jun 2014, AIS
Applying Wikipedia Analysis Methodology in Teaching and the Development of Related Tools
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
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.
- Future Generation Computer Systems, 2014, 31, pp. 120-133, Elsevier, doi:10.1016/j.future.2013.04.001
- SCI Q1 IF 6.125
- Proceedings of the 7th International Symposium on Wikis and Open Collaboration (WikiSym 2011), 2011, pp. 124-133, Mountain View, USA, 3-5 Oct 2011, ACM, doi:10.1145/2038558.2038579