Edinburgh Research Explorer

Dr Maria Wolters

Reader in Design Informatics, Research Scientist

Phone: +44 (0) 131 650 6542


My research goal is to develop Technology to Thrive that helps people with long-term conditions live rich, meaningful lives and that enables people to use the information in their personal data to support their own health, wellbeing and identitiy.

I teach HCI and eHealth both online and offline and supervise MSc dissertations in Informatics, Psychology, Linguistics, and Speech Technology.


2001 - Dr. Phil, Communication Research and Phonetics, University of Bonn, Germany

1997 - Dipl.Inform (MSc), Computer Science, University of Bonn, Germany

Visiting and Research Positions

2004 - Present - Research Fellow, School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh

2013 - 2016 - Research Scientist, Human Cognitive Neuroscience, PPLS, University of Edinburgh

2003 - 2005 - Research Assistant, Speech and Langauge Sciences, Queen Margaret University College, Edinburgh

2003 - 2004 - Research Assistant, Speech and Langauge Sciences, University of Newcastle

2000 -2003 - Development Engineer, Rhetorical Systems, Edinburgh

1997 - 2001 - Lecturer. Communication Research and Phonetics, University of Bonn, Germany

Administrative Roles


Present - Pstgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice: School of Education, University of Edinburgh

2009 - Applying for NHS Ethics: Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Facility, University of Edinburgh

2008 - Qualitative Research: Community Health Sciences, University of Edinburgh

2007 - Secure Data Management: Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Facility, University of Edinburgh

2005 - Short Course in Teaching, Learning and Assessment: Queen Margaret University Edinburgh

Journal reviewer: Interacting with computers, International Journal of Medical Informatics, ACM Transactions on Accessible Computing, Computational Linguistics, Electronic Transactions on Artificial Intelligence, Journal of Machine Learning Research, Medical Science Monitor. 


Research outputs

  1. The Emotional Work of Doing eHealth Research

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  2. Give me your data, and I will diagnose you

    Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

View all (90) »

Research activities & awards

  1. Interacting with Computers

    Activity: Editorial work or peer review of publicationsEditorial activity

  2. The Minimal effective dose of reminder technology

    Activity: External academic engagementInvited talk

  3. International Digital Curation Conference

    Activity: Participation in conference, seminar or training courseParticipation in conference

View all (15) »

Research projects

  1. GCHQ - RFA15088

    Project: Funded ProjectResearch

  2. ATI Faculty Fellowship

    Project: Funded ProjectResearch

View all (13) »

ID: 15450