Dr David Coyle

Activity 3 Co-Lead, User-Centred Design

David Coyle is now a Lecturer in Computer Science at University College Dublin. His research focuses on the design of technologies to support the treatment and prevention of common health difficulties, in particular mental health difficulties. This has included the design of computer games to support clinical interventions for young adolescents and online systems supporting treatments for adults. Recent publications include five full papers at ACM CHI, including a Best Paper Honorable Mention in 2012 and 2013.

Prior to joining the University of Bristol, David was a Marie Curie Post-Doctoral Research Fellow with the University of Cambridge, working jointly with the Computer Laboratory and the Behavioural and Clinical Neuroscience Institute. His work in Cambridge focused on the application of recent neuro-cognitive research methods to explore peoples’ experience of personal agency (or sense or control) while interacting with intelligent interfaces.

Together with Rachel Gooberman-Hill, David leads the user-centred design activities within the SPHERE project.