PhD Studentship in Human-Computer Interaction
Health and Medical,Medicine and Dentistry,Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology,Medical Technology
Short info about job
Company: University College London
Department: Designing and Evaluating New Digital Technologies For HealthCare in Hospitals
Hours: Full Time
Type / Role: PhD
Phone: +44-1294 6671966
Fax: +44-1360 4866638
Detail information about job PhD Studentship in Human-Computer Interaction. Terms and conditions vacancy
University College London - Computer Science
Applications are invited for a PhD studentship in the UCL Interaction Centre, funded by an EPSRC DTP grant for up to 4 years from October 2017 later in 17-18.
Please be aware that this funding is only available to UK/EU citizens with settled status in the UK, residing in the UK for 3 years prior to the start of the studentship and not wholly for the purpose of education. See http://www.epsrc.ac.uk/skills/studentships/help/eligibility/.
A central concern facing NHS hospitals is determining which of the many technologies being promoted by tech companies (eg. virtual reality, wearables, public displays, IoT etc) will deliver improved patient outcomes and be sustainable. Many remain untested and it is unclear how a hospital should decide which to invest in and how best to develop specific services to improve patient experience while also enhancing hospital healthcare practices. Furthermore, what is the optimal process for handling new streams of such digitized data?
In collaboration with one of the world’s leading hospitals for children, Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH), we are investigating how to design new technologies for future hospitals to improve the lives of patients, their families and clinicians by co-creating a people-centred approach to designing and deploying intelligent healthcare systems that are usable, cost effective and safe. The student will run experiments in an innovative ‘living lab’, which includes a dedicated ‘virtual hospital’ in which ‘mock ups’ of scenarios such as outpatient clinics, inpatient beds, and procedures, as well as non-clinical areas, can be modelled to investigate the impact of different configurations of new technologies.
Within this broad remit, there are a number of possible PhD projects that could be explored. These include, but are not limited to:
Applicants should be interested in Human-Computer Interaction and possess a Masters degree in a related discipline. Candidates should also have an interest and experience in physical computing, data analytics and interaction design.
Please apply through the UCL PRISM system by 10 September 2017 at https://www.prism.ucl.ac.uk/#!/?project=244 using the Apply Now button. Please include:
Interviews with short-listed applicants will be ~18th September 2017.
Questions about the studentship can be made to Prof Yvonne Rogers ([email protected]); queries about the application process can be made to Louise Gaynor: [email protected] or Sarah Turnbull: [email protected]