Eva Lindh Waterworth
Eva Lindh Waterworth is Manager of the Q-Life group and a Professor of Informatics. She is Administrative Coordinator of the AGNES project and also leads the Swedish contribution to the Competitive Health Services project. Her research focuses on the relationship between quality of life and IT, with a particular interest in creating technology that meets the needs of special groups such as the elderly, the young and the physically and mentally disadvantaged. She has a PhD in Informatics (2001), and a first degree in Informatics and Business Administration.
John Waterworth is a Professor of Informatics and a Chartered Psychologist of the BPS, with a PhD in Experimental Psychology (1984). He has carried out wide-ranging interaction research (HCI) for the last 30 years: in the UK, Singapore and Sweden. His research focuses on how personal experience and creativity are affected by interactions with and through information and communication technology of differing design and functionality, in widely varying milleux. He is a founder member of the Q-Life research group and Lead Coordinator of the AGNES project. John is also currently Coordinator of Graduate Studies in the Department.
Annakarin Nyberg is a post-doctoral researcher and Senior Lecturer at the Department of Informatics. Her PhD dissertation – On the exploration of people’s attitudes to digital artefacts (Att studera digitala artefakter i människors vardagsliv) – explores how attitudes and action strategies towards IT in everyday life are developed. The dissertation also addresses methodological challenges related to the exploration of subjective experiences of IT. Current research concerns the roles IT plays in people’s identity processes, through projects focusing on technology’s significance for sexual exposure amongst young people, and emancipation and identity creation among female bloggers.
Carl-Johan Orre is a post-doctoral researcher and Senior Lecturer at the Department of Informatics. His PhD dissertation - Using technology with Care - explores the assimilation and everyday use of IT in home care practices, taking an ecological perspective. Carl-Johan has a keen interest in how use and utilisation of IT in everyday settings affects learning issues and workplace development. One strand of current research focuses on sustainable development of e-learning practices and policies in developing regions. The other addresses the development and management of e-services in public organisations, inluding specific services and practices associated with elderly care, also involving care providers.
Ulla-Maija Pesola is a PhD student and research assistant. She obtained her Masters degree in Systems Analysis from Umeå University in 2007. Prior to joining the Department of Informatics, she worked as a nurse for the City of Umeå from 1999 to 2007, providing care for chronically ill elderly patients suffering from various conditions affecting their mental and physical health. She obtained her nursing licence, specializing in emergency care, from Vaasa School of Social and Health Care, Finland, in 1998.
Kei Hoshi is a PhD candidate at the Department of Informatics. His research interest is in the experiential approach to designing interactive systems. He has been a member of several design and research projects in Japan, USA, Italy and Sweden. He holds a Master of Design from the Institute of Design at the Illinois Institute of Technology, USA, and a BEng. in Product Design from Kyoto Institute of Technology, Japan.
Marlene Sandlund is a post-doctoral researcher in Physiotherapy. Her research focuses on how motion interactive games can be used in the rehabilitation of children. Marlene is working at the department of Community Medicine and Rehabilitation and is also affiliated to the Vårdal Institute, The Swedish Institute for Health Sciences.
Åke Holmlund is a system administrator and teacher at the Department of Informatics.