Edinburgh Research Explorer

Dr Maria Wolters

Reader in Design Informatics

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. 


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