Edinburgh Research Explorer

Dr Maria Wolters

Reader in Design Informatics

Phone: +44 (0) 131 650 6542

Willingness to take PhD students: Yes

Biography

My research goal is to develop technology 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 identity. I'm particularly interested in making technology accessible to people with visible and invisible impairments.

I teach Design Informatics, HCI, and Human Factors and eHealth  and supervise MSc dissertations in (Design) Informatics, Psychology, Linguistics, and Speech Technology.

Qualifications

2018 - Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice, Universiy of Edinburgh, UK

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

Training 

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. 

Websites

Research outputs

  1. "I don't know too much about it": On the Security Mindsets of Computer Science Students

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

  2. Distinct Prosodic Correlates for Nine Dimensions of Mental Health Symptoms

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

  3. Arabs and Atheism: Religious Discussions in the Arab Twittersphere

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

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Research activities & awards

  1. The 4th Symposium on Computing and Mental Health

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

  2. Emmanuel Hospital Association, New Delhi, India.

    Activity: Visiting an external institution typesResearch and Teaching at External Organisation

  3. International Digital Curation Conference

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

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