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Dr Adrian Clear

Senior Lecturer

Department: Computer and Information Sciences

Adrian Clear is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Computer and Information Sciences at Northumbria University. His primary research area is Human-Computer Interaction and has specific expertise in pervasive sensing, sustainable design, and designing digital technologies for everyday life.


Adrian’s work is concerned with understanding how technology impacts everyday life, and how design might support and promote more sustainable ways of living. Empirically, his work covers various domains including thermal comfort, energy, and food, and involves qualitative and quantitative methods of enquiry, pervasive sensing, and digital technology design. It explores issues of participation in current trajectories and future designs of smart technologies and cities, and roles of interactive systems and data in these.

Adrian Clear

Campus Address

CIS Building 308


  • Computing Science PhD June 30 2009
  • Fellow of the HEA HEA Fellow

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • A scoping review of technological approaches to environmental monitoring, Coulby, G., Clear, A., Jones, O., Godfrey, A. 4 Jun 2020, In: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
  • “No powers, man!”, Mitchell Finnigan, S., Clear, A. 21 Apr 2020, CHI '20: Proceedings of the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, New York, ACM
  • Towards remote healthcare monitoring using accessible IoT technology: State-of-the-art, insights and experimental design, Coulby, G., Clear, A., Jones, O., Young, F., Stuart, S., Godfrey, A. 9 Oct 2020, In: BioMedical Engineering Online
  • Assessing Building Performance in Residential Buildings using BIM and Sensor Data, Rogage, K., Clear, A., Alwan, Z., Lawrence, T., Kelly, G. 24 Sep 2019, In: International Journal of Building Pathology and Adaptation
  • Co-Creating “Smart” Sustainable Food Futures with Urban Food Growers, Heitlinger, S., Clarke, R., Clear, A., Chopra, S., Dilaver, O. 3 Jun 2019, Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Communities & Technologies - Transforming Communities (C&T 2019), New York, NY, USA, ACM
  • 'Fractures' in food practices: exploring transitions towards sustainable food, O'Neill, K., Clear, A., Friday, A., Hazas, M. Jun 2019, In: Agriculture and Human Values
  • Showboater, Nicholson, S., Jackson, D., Clear, A., Olivier, P. 12 Jun 2019, Proceedings of the 8th ACM International Symposium on Pervasive Displays (PerDis '19), New York, NY, ACM
  • Towards a responsible innovation agenda for HCI, Bates, O., New, K., Mitchell-Finnigan, S., Mauriello, M., Remy, C., Bendor, R., Mann, S., Chopra, S., Clear, A., Preist, C. 2 May 2019, CHI EA 2019 - Extended Abstracts of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Association for Computing Machinery, Inc
  • Smart Connected Homes, Rogage, K., Lawrence, T., Clear, A. 6 Sep 2018
  • SpaceBot, Mitchell Finnigan, S., Clear, A., Olivier, P. 20 Apr 2018, CHI '18: extended abstracts of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, New York, NY, ACM

PGR Supervision

Simran Chopra Start: 01/10/2017


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