! OPPORTUNITIES!FOR!INCOMING!‘ASSISTID’!FELLOWSHIPS!! TRINITY!COLLEGE!DUBLIN!(TCD)! Introduction

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OPPORTUNITIES!FOR!INCOMING!‘ASSISTID’!FELLOWSHIPS!!
TRINITY!COLLEGE!DUBLIN!(TCD)!
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Introduction!
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Trinity!College!Dublin!has!identified!4!key!research!pillars!and!16!Principal!
Investigators!(PIs)!to!leverage!core!strengths!within!the!University!to!support!
and!develop!ASSISTID!Fellows!as!part!of!the!DOCTRID,!MarieICurie!CoIFund!
Programme.!!
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Key!TCD!ASSISTID!Research!Pillars!
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1) Social!Inclusion!
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Policy!development,!social!advocacy,!technology!development!and!social!
inclusion,!social!connectedness,!social!engagement,!cultural!education,!
drama!and!theatre!in!education,!social!drama!approach!to!ASD,!social!
process!and!social!relations!(including!loneliness/meaningful!
relationships!for!the!use!of!technology),!social!skills!development,!nonI
verbal!communication!in!ASD!and!ID!to!build!social!interaction,!and!
technology!development!for!social!inclusion!(e.g.!travelling,!selfIserve!
society!and!autonomy).!
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2) User!Centred!Research!
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Human!Computer!Interaction!(HCI),!user!!!centred!technology!!!!!!
development,!user!engagement!research,!technology!literacy,!!!
gamification!and!learning!approaches!to!software!!development,!!human!
factors!research,!human!machine!interaction,!!content!and!
communications,!game!based!learning,!!personalization!of!technology,!!
understanding!data!and!semantic!extraction,!!behavioural!change!and!
technology!design!and!development,!and!sensor!development!within!user!
centric!technology!ecosystems.!!
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3) Service!Development!
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Healthcare!in!the!community,!clinical!decision!support!systems,!informal!
and!formal!caregiver!related!research!(including!training),!family!support!
research,!models!of!online!service!delivery!and!learning!for!service!end!
users,!carers!and!service!staff/practice!development!research,!and!
innovative!human!systems!research.!!
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4) Clinical!and!Neuroscience!
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Clinical!and!behavioural!symptoms,!neuroIdevelopment!disorders,!
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anxiety!disorders!(including!physiological!diagnosis!of!anxiety),!CBT!with!
ASD,!biofeedback!research!(e.g.!in!relation!to!stress!and!anxiety!and!
possible!interventions),!challenging!behaviours,!understanding!ASD!
subtypes,!speech!and!language,!and!multiImodal!communication,!
locomotive!skills!and!building!cognitive!learning,!brainItraining,!
development!of!cognitive!reserve!models,!and!understanding!triggers!to!
symptoms!(e.g.!stress,!anxiety).!
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The!TCD!ASSISTID!framework!includes!the!following!disciplines:!
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I!Psychology!(health,!behavioural,!clinical)!
I!Engineering!(hardware!and!software)!
I!Computer!Science!
I!Health!Informatics!
I!Intelligent!Content!and!Communications!
I!Education!
I!Psychiatry!!
I!Medicine!
I!Neuroscience!
I!Communication!Sciences!(including!speech!and!language!therapy!and!
linguistics)!
I!Human!Computer!interaction!
I!Creative!Arts!Practice!
I!Nursing!(including!healthcare!and!practice!development)!
I!Global!health!
I!Innovation!&!Entrepreneurship!
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ASSISTID!Fellows!applying!to!TCD!will!have!the!opportunity!to!work!with!PIs!
from!these!disciplines!and!with!multidisciplinary!groups!of!PIs!to!best!fit!their!
proposed!work!and!training!in!cutting!edge!research!areas!that!will!enhance!
their!proposal’s!impact!and!advance!their!careers.!
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The!ASSISTID!PI!team!also!has!excellent!support!structures!including;!the!Centre!
for!Practice!and!Healthcare!Innovation,!Centre!for!Global!Health,!Centre!for!
Health!Informatics,!Centre!for!Research!in!Ageing,!Centre!for!Global!Intelligent!
Content,!the!newly!established!Science!Foundation!Ireland!Centre!ADAPT,!the!
Centre!for!Innovative!Human!Systems,!and!The!Intellectual!Disability!
Supplement!to!the!Irish!Longitudinal!Study!on!Ageing!(IDSITILDA).!!
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Please!visit!the!TCD!website!for!more!information!on!the!University:!
https://www.tcd.ie!
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TCD!Principal!Investigators!
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The!table!below!outlines!the!core!PI!team!within!TCD!available!to!support!incoming!ASSISTID!fellows,!this!list!is!not!exclusive!and!may!
change!over!the!course!of!the!ASSISTID!programme.!You!are!welcome!to!contact!PI’s!to!express!your!interest!in!applying!or!enquire!on!
their!outlined!areas!of!interest,!existing!projects!and!how!these!may!link!in!with!the!vision!for!your!proposal.!We!look!forward!to!
hearing!from!you.!!
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Table:!Introduction!to!ASSISTID!TCD!PI’s!
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PI#Name#
Prof.#Mary#
McCarron#C#
[email protected]
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Mary%McCarron,%PhD%RNID,%RGN,%BNS.% 1I4%
Is%Dean%of%the%Faculty%of%Health%
Sciences,%Chair%of%Ageing%and%
Intellectual%Disability%%at%Trinity%
College%Dublin,%a%Policy%and%Service%
Advisor%on%dementia%to%the%Daughters%
of%Charity%Service%and%an%international%
expert%in%the%fields%of%intellectual%
disability,%ageing,%dementia,%and%
palliative%care.%An%experienced%funded%
principal%investigator,%Prof%
McCarron’s%Research%agenda%reflects%
a%strong%focus%on%practice%and%service%
issues%on%intellectual%disability,%ageing%
and%dementia%issues.%
Research#Interests#
Potential#Related#PI#Projects#
Intellectual%
Disability,%
Practice%&%Service,%
Ageing,%
Dementia,%
Palliative%Care.%
IDSCTILDA:%IDSITILDA%is%a%longitudinal%study%researching%ageing%in%Ireland%
among%people%with%an%intellectual%disability%aged%40%and%over.%This%study%is%
the%first%of%its%kind%in%Europe,%and%the%only%study%able%to%directly%compare%
the%ageing%of%people%with%intellectual%disability%with%the%general%ageing%
population.%The%underpinning%values%of%IDSITILDA%are%inclusion,%choice,%
empowerment,%person%centred,%the%promotion%of%people%with%intellectual%
disability,%the%promotion%of%best%practice%and%to%make%a%contribution%to%the%
lives%of%people%with%intellectual%disability%I%http://www.idstilda.tcd.ie%#
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Way#Finding:%A%major%personal%challenge%for%people%with%Intellectual%
Disability%(ID)%is%‘way%finding’%in%the%communities%where%they%live.%Most%
‘way%finding’%requires%an%orientation%to%the%environment%and%time,%and%an%
ability%to%read%signs,%bus%numbers%etc.%All%of%these%are%challenges%for%
people%with%ID.%Developing%a%product%or%system%to%support%‘way%finding’%
for%individuals%with%ID%is%a%priority%interest%for%the%team%at%the%Intellectual%
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Dr.#John#
Dinsmore#
[email protected]
cd.ie##
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Prof.#Mary#
McCarron#
Prof.#
Malcom#
Machalan#
MLACHLAN
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The%health%innovation%lead/Deputy%
1I3%
Director%and%health%psychology%
researcher%at%the%Centre%for%Practice%
and%Healthcare%Innovation%(CPHI)%
based%at%the%School%of%Nursing%and%
Midwifery,%Trinity%College%Dublin,%
Dinsmore%advances%technology%
mediated%user%centric%research%and%
design.%Project%director%supporting%
implementation%of%technology%and%
data%collection.%Dr.%Dinsmore’s%
expertise%is%in%user%centric%research%
and%design%using%psychological%
principles%such%as%behavioural%change%
as%part%of%the%development%of%
innovative%services,%products%and%
content%in%healthcare.%
Director,%Centre%for%Global%Health;%
1I2%
Prof%of%Global%Health;%%
Also,%Prof%of%Rehabilitation,%
Stellenbosch%Uni,%South%Africa.%%%
MultiIcountry%projects%on%disability%
policy%and%on%disability%and%access%to%
healthcare.%%Working%mostly%in%Africa%
&%Asia,%with%UN,%civil%society%&%private%
sector,%broadly%on%social%inclusion%
issues,%knowledge%management,%
Disability%Supplement%to%The%Irish%LongituDinal%Study%on%Ageing%(IDSI
TILDA).%%%
Health%Innovation,% iDEATE#(innovative#DEmentia#Assistive#Technology#Ecosystems)%–%This%
Psychology,%
programme%is%linked%to%a%building%EU%consortia%targeting%H2020.%%The%aim%
Behavioural%
of%the%programme%is%to%develop%assistive%technology%ecosystems%linked%to%
Change,%UCD,%
dementia%and%intellectual%disability.%iDEATE%is%an%EU%Consortium%of%
Health%Psychology,%% Universities,%Service%Providers,%SME’s%and%industry%partners%focusing%on%AT%
commercialization% to%improve%dementia,%primarily%mild%to%moderate%and%quality%of%life.%The%
of%research.%
programme%objectives%are%to%validate%a%unique%agnostic%data%aggregator%
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software%platform%for%integration%of%dementia%care%ATIICT%to%the%home%
environment,%flexible%to%the%needs%of%the%end%user.%Within%iDEATE%cohorts%
will%also%include%intellectual%disability.%
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Human%Rights%
Policy,%policy%for%
technology%
adoption,%social%
inclusion%in%
disability%
EquiFrame%is%essentially%a%guided%qualitative%analysis%of%policy%documents%
that%produces%a%quantitative%assessment%of%the%degree%to%which%human%
rights%and%vulnerable%groups%are%incorporated%in%the%policy,%and%how%
equitably%this%is%done.%%It%would%easily%lend%it%itself%to%a%search%engine%that%
can%search%through%a%document%and%categorize%it%as%described%below.%%This%
search%engine%could%perhaps%be%made%available%as%an%app,%allowing%civil%
society%to%quickly%evaluate%government%and%international%policy,%and%
contribute%to%holding%actors%to%account%on%implementation%and%evaluation%
effective%policy%instruments.%%%Thus,%rather%than%requiring%a%high%level%of%
time%consuming%expertise,%EquiFrame%could%be%applied%to%a%policy%and%the%
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Prof.#Louise#
Gallagher#
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@tcd.ie##
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organizational%learning.%%%
Advisor%to%the%WHO%GATE%I%%a%global%
initiative%on%assistive%technology.%%
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Professor#Louise#Gallagher%(MB%
4%
MRCPsych%PhD)%is%Chair%in%Child%and%
Adolescent%Psychiatry,%TCD.%She%is%the%
head%of%the%Autism%and%Related%
Neurodevelopmental%Disorders%
Research%group%which%has%extensive%
national%and%international%
collaborations%including%the%Autism%
Genome%Project%(AGP),%the%Autism%
Simplex%Collection%(TASC)%an%
internationally%assembled%ASD%
biosample,%The%Autism%Brain%Imaging%
Data%Exchange%(ABIDE).%The%group%is%a%
multidisciplinary%group%of%molecular%
geneticists,%statisticians,%
psychologists,%psychiatrists%involved%in%
expert%behavioural%phenotyping,%
genetics%and%neuroimaging%research%
in%ASD%targeted%at%understanding%risk%
factors%and%identifying%biomarkers.%
The%group%is%focused%on%translatable%
research%outcomes%for%the%autism%
community.(https://medicine.tcd.ie/n
europsychiatricI
genetics/autism/team.php)%
results%understood%in%a%matter%of%seconds%–%this%would%give%civil%society%
and%ordinary%citizens%a%level%of%analysis%and%comprehension%of%public%policy%
hitherto%unimaginable.%%
ASD,%NeuroI
developmental%
Disorders,%social%
engagement,%
independent%living,%
Neuroscience,%
behaviour%
ASD#and#Health#related#data:%This%project%aims%to%apply%technology%to%
better%support%the%acquisition%of%health%related%data%in%people%with%ASD%
and%to%develop%technology%based%interventions%to%support%the%
development%of%both%core%skills,%such%as%basic%social%cognition,%and%
adaptive%skills%such%as%the%ability%to%function%in%socially%demanding%
situations.#The%focus%of%this%project%is%on%the%development%of%gaming%based%
software%that%may%be%utilized%both%for%the%acquisition%of%EEG%data%to%
support%both%clinical%and%research%investigation%in%neurodevelopmental%
disorders%such%as%ASD%and%intellectual%disability.%There%will%be%a%further%
focus%on%the%implementation%of%gaming%scenarios%for%the%development%of%
skills%addressing%both%core%deficits%and%adaptive%functioning.%The%emphasis%
will%be%on%the%development%of%scenarios%with%broad%appeal%and%application%
such%that%they%may%be%implemented%in%naturalistic%environments%with%
friends%and%family%members%promoting%generalization%of%skills%into%realIlife%
scenarios.%The%fellowship%will%focus%on%the%development%of%clinical%skills,%
namely%the%assessment%and%measurement%of%the%ASD%phenotype%and%
associated%endophenotypes.%Additionally%technical%skills%in%the%design%and%
implementation%of%paradigms%for%EEG%and%the%processing%and%analysis%of%
EEG%data%will%be%acquired.%Finally%the%applicant%will%learn%how%to%apply%
technology%and%EEG%methods%in%the%context%of%a%therapeutic%application%
for%ASD.%
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Prof.#
Richard#
Reilly#
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https://www.facebook.com/Autism
TCD.%%
Professor#Reilly%received%his%BE%in%
4%
Electronic%Engineering%and%his%
MEngSc%and%PhD%Degrees%in%
Biomedical%Engineering%from%
University%College%Dublin.%
Professor%was%the%1999/2001%Silvanus%
P.%Thompson%International%Lecturer%
for%the%Institute%of%Electrical%
Engineers.%In%2004%he%was%a%Fulbright%
Scholar%at%the%Cognitive%Neuroscience%
laboratory%at%the%Nathan%Kline%
Institute%for%Psychiatric%Research%New%
York.%He%served%as%Chairman%of%the%
Biomedical%Engineering%Division%of%the%
Institution%of%Engineers%of%Ireland%
(2002I2004).%He%was%the%founding%
Academic%Director%of%the%TRIL%Centre,%
a%multiIinstitutional%project%on%ageing%
and%independent%living%in%2006I2008.%
Professor%Reilly%is%a%member%of%the%
Royal%Irish%Academy.%He%is%a%Fellow%of%
Trinity%College%Dublin,%the%Royal%
Academy%of%Medicine%in%Ireland%and%
the%Royal%Society%of%Medicine.%He%was%
awarded%the%2013%Samuel%Haughton%
Challenging%
Behaviours,%
Behaviours,%
Neuroscience,%ID,%
ASD.%
CHALLENGING%BEHAVIOURS#AND#ID/#ASD:%
Challenging%or%Maladaptive%behaviours%typically%refer%to%aggressive,%selfI
injurious%or%destructive%behaviours.%They%commonly%occur%in%ASD/%ID%and%
lead%to%decreased%social%engagement,%increased%need%for%residential%care,%
medication%and%health%and%safety%concerns.%Assessment%of%these%
behaviours%is%labour%intensive%and%relies%heavily%on%data%gathering%that%
may%not%always%be%accurate.%Additionally%stress%may%accumulate%in%an%
individual%over%a%period%of%time%and%result%in%maladaptive%behaviours%
without%any%apparent%cause.%An%inability%to%identify%antecedent%to%
behaviours%significantly%impacts%on%appropriate%environmental%
modification.%Technology%may%support%functional%analysis%of%behaviour%
leading%to%tools%to%support%individuals%and%caregivers.%This%may%include%
tools%to%collect%data%in%realItime%for%behavioural%analysis%using%PDAs,%tools%
to%support%the%individual%or%caregivers%recognise%heightened%arousal%and%
intervene%to%avert%maladaptive%behaviour.%The%collection%of%multimodal%
behavioural%data%in%real%time%can%help%to%bring%together%parameters%
indicative%of%the%individual’s%internal%state%with%monitoring%to%identify%
relationships%between%stimuli%in%the%environment,%level%of%arousal%and%
behaviour.%This%postIdoctoral%fellowship%builds%on%an%existing%study,%IDeAS%
(Indentification%of%Anxiety%in%Autism%Spectrum%Disorders)%involving%the%
measurement%of%physiological%parameters%in%the%context%of%anxiety,%stress%
and%arousal.%The%fellow%may%be%from%a%Computer%Science,%Bioengineering%
or%Behavioural%Sciences%background.%
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Dr.#
Catherine#
McCabe###
CAMCCABE
@tcd.ie##
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Prof.#Mary#
McCarron#
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Prof.#
Carmel#
O’Sullivan#
Carmel.OSul
[email protected]
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Silver%Medal%by%the%Royal%Academy%of%
Medicine%in%Ireland.#
Research!explores!the!effect!of!
1I3%
technology!and!multimedia!systems!
to!enhance!communications!
systems!and!quality!of!life!for!
patients!with!chronic!and!life!
threatening!illnesses!both!in!acute!
care!settings!and!in!the!home;!led!
first!clinical!trial!to!evaluate!‘Open!
Window’!in!an!acute!care!setting!
and!principal!investigator!on!project!
with!Intel!and!the!Technology!
Research!for!Independent!Living!
Centre!(TRIL),!to!develop!
motivational/educational!videos!for!
people!with!COPD.!
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Carmel%O'Sullivan%is%the%Head%of%the%
1%
School%of%Education%and%the%Director%
of%the%Arts%Education%Research%Group%
(AERG).%She%organises%an%international%
Summer%School%in%Drama%and%Theatre%
in%Education%each%year%(M.Ed.),%and%is%
a%founding%member%of%ADEI%(the%
Association%for%Drama%in%Education%in%
Ireland).%Carmel%is%involved%in%several%
externally%funded%research%projects.%
Her%research%interests%include%Drama%
Quality%of%Life%and%
Wellbeing%
Assessment,%
Nursing,%
MultiImedia%
technology,%%%
Art%on%patient%
health%outcomes.%
Children,%Autism,%%
Asperger’s,%social%
functioning,%social%
behaviour.%
Open#Window:%Study%to%measure%effect%of%multimedia%technology%(Open%
Window)%on%quality%of%life%and%wellIbeing%for%people%with%ID%and%dementia%
living%in%residential%care%settings.#'Open%Window'%(OW)%is%an%interactive,%
over%the%web%platform,%designed%as%a%‘virtual%window’%for%care%
environments%(www.openwindow.ie).%OW%is%designed%to%provide%social%
and%cultural%experiences%that%are%of%personal%meaning,%include%family,%
friends,%community%and%health%care%staff%and%enhance%these%dimensions%of%
living%in%residential%care%or%at%home.%%%Key%aspects%of%‘Social%Citizenship’%
(Bartlett%&%O’Connor%2010)%and%‘Personhood’%(Kitwood%1997)%underpin%the%
potential%of%OW,%in%particular%identity,%relationships%and%inclusion%reflected%
in%the%concept%of%Personhood%and%interconnectedness%and%partnerships%
identified%by%Social%Citizenship.%OW%has%the%potential%to%enhance%
maintenance%of%relationships%between%family,%people%with%dementia%and%
caregivers%as%a%feature%of%quality%care.%%Enhancing%the%experience%of%
personhood%and%social%citizenship%may%ensure%that%people%with%dementia%
are%still%seen%and%treated%as%an%equal%citizen%underpins%this%study#
Twelve%subtypes%within%Asperger%syndrome%have%been%identified%in%terms%
of%prevalence%rates,%social%functioning%level%and%social%behaviour%
characteristics%based%on%a%unique,%longitudinal%project%with%100%
participants%using%social%drama%as%intervention%(O’Sullivan,%2012).%%These%
subtypes%may%also%be%defined%by%other%characteristics.%%%The%proposal%is%
that%the%videoIrecorded%drama%sessions%from%multiple%timeIpoints%for%each%
participant%will%be%mined%for%candidate%behaviours%of%interest,%primarily%
related%to%the%difficulties%with%selfIsynchrony,%with%the%rhythm%and%timing%
of%movement,%and%with%the%scaffolding%of%interactions%so%often%observed%in%
autism.%%This%microanalysis%will%be%used%to%phenotypically%profile%these%
subtypes%according%to%a%set%of%target%characteristics%to%include%gait%and%
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and%Theatre%in%Education;%drama%with%
children%and%young%people%with%an%
autism%spectrum%disorder;%the%work%
of%the%Brazilian%theatre%practitioner%
Augusto%Boal;%and%teaching%and%
learning%in%higher%education.%%
Dr.#Gavin#
Doherty#
Gavin.Dohe
[email protected]
d.ie##
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Gavin%is%a%lecturer%based%at%the%School% 2%
of%Computer%Science%and%Statistics,%
Trinity%College%Dublin%specialising%in%
research%on%user%interface%
development%methods,%with%a%focus%
on%the%needs%of%particular%application%
areas.%%His%research%has%looked%at%the%
needs%of%users%in%a%range%of%domains%
including%mental%health,%healthcare,%
and%manufacturing.%Technologies%
investigated%have%included%mobile%
devices,%visualisation,%and%natural%
language%technology.%Gavin%is%also%the%
founder%and%scientific%advisor%to%
Silvercloud%Health%Ltd.%%
User%interface%
development,%
mobile%technology%
use,%visualization%
and%natural%
language%
technologies.%
motoric%movements,%gestures,%speech%styles%and%prosodic%
characteristics.%%This%methodology%allows%for%the%reduction%of%complex%
social%psychophysical%events%to%a%number%of%observable%and%measurable%
behavioural%variables.%%In%line%with%standard%practice%for%video%
microanalysis%studies,%observational%data%will%be%coded%using%both%preI
existing%coding%scales%and%coding%schemes%developed%specifically%for%the%
study%and%specialised%observational%software%programmes.%%The%substantial%
heterogeneity%of%presentation%of%individuals%with%autism%spectrum%
disorders%(ASDs)%poses%a%significant%challenge%for%sample%
characterization.%%%This%sort%of%subtyping%can%help%to%further%refine%the%
characterisation%of%these%distinct%groups%and%their%developmental%
trajectory%and%to%identify%clusters%of%interrelated%behaviours%that%represent%
distinct%subgroups%for%the%purpose%of%tailored%interventions%and%needs%
assessments%
%Please%see:%https://www.scss.tcd.ie/Gavin.Doherty/%%
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Prof.#Vinny#
Wade##
vincent.wad
[email protected]
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Vinny%is%Director%of%the%Centre%for%
1I2%
Intelligent%Content%and%Academic%
Director%Of%the%Learnovate%Centre.%
Vincent%has%been%pioneering%research%
into%ADAPTIVE%Systems%and%holds%
patents%and%international%awards%in%
this%area.%Vincent’s%interest%is%in%
Automated%and%User%Controlled%
adaption%of%media%and%applications%to%
empower%users.%Application%areas%
include%Education%%(for%able%and%
disability),%Activity%completion,%
memory%and%information%systems.%
ADAPTIVE%Apps%
and%Tools%to%
support%learning%
and%activity%
completion%%
The%suggested%area%of%research%is%in%the%automated%adaptation%(and%user%
tuning)%of%applications,%apps,%and%systems%to%empower%that%user.%The%
research%is%based%on%realization%that%tools%and%technology%need%to%
dynamically%adapt%to%the%abilities%and%challenges%of%each%individual%person%
(with%a%disability)%rather%than%support%some%generalized%notion%of%%a%user.%
This%is%particularly%the%case%in%people%with%disabilities%where%the%range%is%
from%mid%to%profound%disability.%The%key%is%automated%%(and%semi%
automated)%capture%of%the%person’s%intent%and%context%and%a%model%driven%
adaptation%of%the%applications/systems%to%achieve%personalization%which%
enables%the%individual%perform%tasks%activities%or%scaffold%learning%
activities.%%%The%Technologies%already%developed%in%our%Centre%could%be%
used%to%scaffold%individualized%learning%for%those%with%intellectual%disability%
as%well%as%possibility%providing%innovative%support%for%memory%and%
orientation%for%dementia%sufferers.%The%proposed%research%would%be%in%
conjunction%with%other%TCD%academics%to%research%the%requirements,%
potential%and%identify%the%key%concerns,%which%would%impact%the%successful%
intervention%of%adaptive%systems%in%different%contexts.%
%
We%are%interested%in%collaborating%in%studies%(a)%%to%map%out%the%range%of%
(disability)%in%particular%disorders%or%contexts,%(b)in%identifying%ways%of%
modeling%the%range%of%abilities/disabilities%which%occur%in%different%
disorders/And%to%(c)%investigate%the%potential%for%adaptation%of%
applications/tools%to%empower%both%those%with%disability%as%well%as%the%
carers/teachers%of%those%with%disabilities.%%The%particular%interest%is%but%is%
not%restricted%to%learning%activities%and%disabilities%(autism,%Asbergers,%
Dementia,)%and%applications%in%healthcare.%%
%
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9!
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Prof.#Lucy#
Hederman#
hederman
@scss.tcd.ie##
Dr.#Kevin#
Kelly#C#
[email protected]
d.ie##
Prof.##
Inmaculada#
Arnedillo#
Macu.Arned
[email protected]
d.ie##
!
Director%of%the%Centre%for%Health%
3%
Informatics%at%Trinity%College%Dublin.%
Her%primary%research%interest%is%
clinical%decision%support.%She%is%
interested%in%intelligent%analysis%and%
display%of%data%to%support%decisionI
making%in%healthcare.%She%is%
chairperson%and%founder%of%PBOC%Ltd.,%
a%Trinity%campus%company,%and%its%US%
equivalent,%Cara%Health%LLC.%
Kevin%is%in%the%department%of%
1I2%
Mechanical%and%Manufacturing%
Engineering%and%is%director%of%the%MAI%
(Engineering%with%Management)%
programme.%He%leads%the%Trinity%
Engineering%design%collaboration%with%
Stanford%University%and%is%part%of%the%
associated%Global%Innovation%
Network.%
Inmaculada%ArnedilloISánchez%has%
1I3%
lectured%in%Learning%Technologies%in%
Trinity%College%Dublin%since%2002.%She%
is%a%researcher%in%the%College's%
Knowledge%and%Data%Engineering%
Group%(KDEG),%a%member%of%
Committee%of%the%International%
Association%for%Mobile%Learning%
(IAmLearn),%and%of%the%Steering%
Committee%of%the%Mobile%Learning%
Health%Informatics,% http://people.tcd.ie/Profile?Username=hederman%%
clinical%decision%
support,%intelligent%
analysis%and%display%
of%data%to%prevent%
reIhospitalisation.%
Service/Assistive%
Robotics,%UserI
centred%design,%
innovation.%
Please#see#WayCfinding#project#with#Prof.#Mary#McCarron#above.%
Learning,%Mobile%
Learning,%Learning%
Technologies.%%
Please%visit:%%http://people.tcd.ie/Profile?Username=arnedii%%
10!
!
!
Prof.#Owen#
Conlon#
Owen.Conla
[email protected]
e##
!
Special%Interest%Group%of%the%
Kaleidoscope%European%Network%of%
Excellent.%Inmaculada%is%a%UNICEF%
adviser;%recently%collaborating%with%
UNICEF's%Speak%Africa%initiative,%under%
the%2006%African%Development%
Forum's%auspices%in%Ethiopia.%
Inmaculada%has%led%numerous%
research%projects%and%currently%leads%
the%mobileDNA%(Digital%Narrative%
Approach),%ShareTEC%(Sharing%Digital%
Resources%in%the%Teaching%Education%
Community),%and%Teaching%and%
Research%in%Ubiquitous%Secure%
Telecommunications%Environments%
(TRUSTIE)%projects.%Inmaculada%has%
published%more%than%30%papers%and%
book%chapters%in%the%last%four%years.%
Her%latest%publication%is%the%coI
authored%book%chapter%"Mobile%
Learning:%Small%Devises,%Big%Issues"%in%
the%Kaleidoscope%Legacy%book.%%
Prof.%Owen%Conlan%is%a%Research%
1I3%
Lecturer%with%the%Knowledge%and%
Data%Engineering%Group%(KDEG).%
Owen´s%primary%research%is%in%
investigating%the%practical%application%
of%learning%theory%to%Adaptive%
Hypermedia%Systems%(AHS)%towards%
Adaptive%Systems;%
Strategies%for%
Adaptation;%
Personalised%
Visualization%of%
Information;%
Supporting%Digital%
Please%visit:%https://www.scss.tcd.ie/owen.conlan/%%
11!
!
!
Dr.#Joan#
Cahill##
[email protected]
d.ie##
!
the%production%of%pedagogically%
sound%personalised%learning%
experiences.%His%research%interests%
also%include%strategies%for%adaptation,%
visualisation%of%adaptation%and%
applying%adaptive%techniques%to%the%
area%of%ubiquitous%computing.%His%
main%research%topics%are%the%adaptive%
runtime%assembly%of%learning%
concepts%and%content%based%on%
learner%preferences%and%the%adaptive%
rendering%of%content%based%on%the%
context%in%which%the%learning%occurs. %
Joan%Cahill%is%a%Research%Fellow%and%
1I3%
Principal%Investigator%at%the%Centre%for%
Innovation%in%Human%Systems%(CIHS),%
at%the%School%of%Psychology,%Trinity%
College%Dublin.%Joan%has%led%human%
factors/human%machine%interaction%
(HMI)%research%on%several%national%
and%European%funded%projects.%
Humanities%with
innovative%
Knowledge%and%
Data%Solutions;%
Personalised%
eLearning/Technol
ogy%Enhanced%
Learning;%Adaptive%
Hypermedia%
Human%Factors,%
Human%Machine%
Interaction%(HMI),%%
Incorporating%
psychological%
concepts%in%the%
design%of%new%
technology,%
Designing%
technology%to%
support%social%
processes,%Work%
Analysis,%Well%
Being%%&%Aviation%
Psychology%
Potential%projects%would%be%to%design%new%technologies%for%people%with%ID,%
which%build/foster%social%bonds,%support%meaningful%communication%with%
relevant%people%at%appropriate%levels%(i.e.%family,%friends,%service%providers%
and%the%wider%community),%and%more%generally%enable%active%participation%
in%relation%to%undertaking%routine%social/communication/information%
sharing%tasks.%%As%such,%the%project%would%address%issues%experienced%by%
people%with%ID%–%in%relation%to%loneliness,%social%inclusion,%maintaining%
meaningful%social%relationships,%and%active%participation%in%social%
relationships.%For%example,%the%new%technologies%might%support%some%of%
the%following%tasks:%
• Communication%tasks%(i.e.%share%day%to%day%experiences,%sharing%
news%and%jokes,%making%social%arrangements%–%this%might%be%
implemented%by%speech%to%text,%intelligent/personalised%text,%
intelligent/personalised%email%etc.)%
• Finding,%viewing%and%sharing%information%related%to%ID%issues%and%
12!
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•
•
•
•
•
•
•
support%(linking%to%services)%%
Writing%letters/emails%(this%might%be%implemented%by%speech%to%
text%or%other)%
Making%telephone%calls%(i.e.%using%adapted%mobile%devices)%
Viewing/sharing%personal%information%(i.e.%basic%personal%details,%
contact%information%[include%support%network],%health%information,%
specific%ID%information%and%information%in%relation%to%services%using%
and%history)%
Playing%games%(i.e.%involving%one%or%more%players)%
Accessing/listening%to%music%and%sharing%this%with%others%
Viewing/sharing%photos%
Accessing%information%(i.e.%about%social%events,%news,%directions,%
contacts%details%of%organisations/people)%
Primarily,%the%potential%projects%will%focus%on%technologies%for%people%with%
ID.%However,%in%some%cases%this%might%require%the%advancement%of%
corresponding%technologies%for%others%involved%in%the%
communication/social%process%(i.e.%service%providers),%along%with%the%
specification%of%new%processes%which%would%underpin%this.%%
It%is%anticipated%that%the%introduction%of%these%technologies%would%have%an%
impact%on%the%day%to%day%experience%of%people%with%ID%(i.e.%happiness/wellI
being),%and%those%with%whom%they%share%their%lives.%
Critically,%this%project%will%involve%a%stakeholder/participatory%
design/evaluation%approach.%This%may%involve%the%setIup%of%a%‘community%
of%practice’%(i.e.%end%users%and%other%relevant%parties)%–%to%support%the%
elicitation%of%user%requirements,%and%early%and%ongoing%human%machine%
!
13!
!
!
Dr.#Tiziana#
Callari#
[email protected]
tcd.ie##
Research%activity%is%at%the%%Centre%for% 1I3%
Innovative%Human%Systems%(CIHS),%
School%of%Psychology.%Core%work:%
human%and%organisational%factors%
which%underlie%safety,%reliability%and%
change%in%complex%safetyIcritical%
industries%like%aviation.%
%
Dr.%Tiziana%works%closely%with%Dr.%Joan%
Cahill%
Prof.#
Martine#
Smith#C#
[email protected]
cd.ie##
Head%of%School%of%Linguistics,%Speech%
and%Communication%Sciences.%A%
speech%and%language%therapist%by%
background,%Prof.%Smith’s%main%
research%interests%are%in%
augmentative%and%alternative%
communication%(AAC),%the%impact%of%
technology%(both%computerIbased%
and%light%tech)%on%interaction,%
communication%and%language;%the%
incorporation%of%technology%as%a%
personal%attribute%of%identity%for%
individuals%with%severe%
!
1I4%
interaction%(HMI)%design/evaluation%of%new%technology%prototypes.%
Please%see:%http://it.linkedin.com/pub/tizianaIcIcallari/7/830/609%%
Human%Factors,%
Human%Machine%
Interaction%(HMI),%%
Incorporating%
psychological%
concepts%in%the%
design%of%new%
technology,%
Designing%
technology%to%
support%social%
processes,%Work%
Analysis,%Well%
Being%%&%Aviation%
Psychology%
Severe%
Planned%projects%include:%
communication%
• Communication%‘ownership’:%as%technology%increases%the%range%of%
impairment%and%
language%that%can%be%provided%to%individuals%with%communication%
social%participation;%
impairments%associated%with%ID%and%physical%disabilities,%little%is%known%
augmentative%
about%perceptions%of%ownership%of%the%vocabulary%and%language%
communication;%
provided%to%users,%their%control%over%the%language%provided%to%them,%
communication%
and%the%relationship%between%perceptions%of%ownership%and%
partnerships%in%
embedding%of%communication%technology%in%daily%interactions.%%
interaction;%
%
‘ownership’%of%nonI
speech%
communication%in%
interaction%
14!
!
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communication%difficulties%and%their%
families;%‘ownership’%of%
communication%that%is%generated%
using%AAC.%
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