Our lab is part of the Faculty of Science at QUT. It brings together academic staff and postdoctoral research fellows in the areas of human-computer interaction, co-design, inclusive technology, virtual and augmented reality, digital games and interaction design.
We collaborate closely with researchers in the ARC Centre of Excellence for the Digital Child and in the Centre for Data Science. We all work closely with community groups and partner organisations to better understand the intersection between digital technologies and wellbeing.
Dr Bernd Ploderer
Digital Wellbeing Leader | Areas of interest: digital self-care in everyday life, digital technologies and sleep, self-tracking and medical selfies
Professor Margot Brereton
Digital Wellbeing Co-Leader | Areas of interest: co-design to support agency of older people, neurodiverse people, minimally-verbal children with Autism, connecting people to nature, and fostering use of endangered indigenous languages.
Digital Wellbeing Research Fellow | Areas of interest: self-care with digital technologies, women's participation in makerspaces
Dr Aloha May Ambe
Areas of interest: co-design with older adults to support their agency and aspirations, human-centred machine learning with health professionals
Dr Filip Bircanin
Areas of interest: inclusive technology, including adults with severe intellectual disabilities in co-design
Associate Professor Ross Brown
Areas of interest: immersive technologies, such as virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR) and mixed reality (MR), and human cognition
Professor Daniel Johnson
Areas of interest: motivations for videogame play, the player experience, the impact of videogames on wellbeing, and gamification
Dr Sirin Roomkham
Areas of interest: the use of consumer-grade technologies (digital devices such as wearables and smartphones) for health and wellbeing
Associate Professor Laurianne Sitbon
Areas of interest: inclusive technology design, in particular how to support people with intellectual disability though visual communication
Dr Alessandro Soro
Areas of interest: technologies to support socialisation, communication, and creativity
Dr Kellie Vella
Areas of interest: human-computer interactions with a focus on social, wellbeing, and sustainable contexts