User Researcher experienced in conducting research in sensitive contexts to explore the design and evaluation of novel (creative AI) technology to support the mental wellbeing of users.

User Led Researcher // Insights
2021 - Present
Working as part of the R&D team exploring future possibilities and the user experience.
PhD // University of Dundee

​2016- 2020

Investigated the design and use of computationally creative systems to support bereaved people.

  • Research design and implementation: Selected best methods to answer research questions in appropriate timelines.

  • Exploratory research: Conducted an extensive literature review to provide a solid base to build from. Conducted a series of interview studies to explore stakeholder receptiveness (end user and expert).

  • Evaluative research: Conducted a series of user evaluation studies of a web app through an online survey, and an iOS app through interviews and psychological scale.

  • Communicate findings: Presented and published papers at the leading computational creativity conference, with more submitted to academic journals.

  • Industry Collaboration: Connected with industry contacts at conferences to collaborate on live UX studies for a California based AI start-up.


User Researcher & Lead Developer // Uni2Choose

​2016 - 2016

Contribution: Liaised with client weekly to elicit requirements, researched, designed and implemented requirements into a web application that collected and stored information on all university and some college courses offered through the UK and implemented a personality test, and a quiz to help students who are uncertain what they want to study at university see what they may be interested in.

Affinity mapping

Content analysis

Contextual inquiry

Cognitive load testing

Card sorting

Data visualization

Diary studies

Focus groups

Heuristic evaluations

In-depth interviews


Observational studies

Participatory design

Qualitative Studies

Quantitative Studies


Statistical Analysis


Thematic analysis

Usability testing

User testing



Adobe suite

Information architecture

Rapid prototyping



User journeys


PhD, Human-computer interaction // University of Dundee

​2016 - 2020

Thesis Title: Continued Bonds: Towards the design of computationally creative bereavement support

MSc, Information Technology // University of Aberdeen

2015- 2016

​Degree Classification: Commendation
Courses: Databases and Big Data, Enterprise Computing and Business, HCI, Information Security, Systems Analysis and Design, Web and Advanced Web Development, Web Technology

MA, Archaeology and History // Univresity of Aberdeen

​2012 - 2015

Degree Classification: Upper Second-Class Honours (2:1)
Focus: National and Personal identity and narrative, the ethical considerations of artefacts and human remains, and globalisation


Ruby (on rails)