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Lynne Coventry

Director of PaCT Lab

Department: Psychology

HLS Lynnecoventrybranch Staffprofile 255Lynne Coventry is the Director of PaCT Lab (Psychology and Communication Technology) at the University of Northumbria.

She is an applied researcher who enjoys working in multidisciplinary teams to solve real problems. She is keen to explore new ways of integrating psychology into design and technology development processes.

While her early career was spent as a research fellow and lecturer at Stirling University, Heriot Watt and Dundee university, the majority of her career has been as a researcher within Industry (both computing and medical products) working to incorporate understanding of people, their use and acceptance of technology into the requirements and design process.

Lynne is a founding member of the Scottish Usability Professional Association and previous vice president. Lynne is a founding member of STEPS, and current Editor of Interfaces (A British Computer Society Magazine) and a reviewer for a number of international conferences and journals.

0191 243 7772

Qualifications

BSc Psychology and Computing Science
MSc in Software Engineering
PhD in Human Computer Interaction

Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

Lynne is best known for her work on usable security, particularly biometrics. Her research interests are varied and she is currently involved in research exploring the role of communication technology in the lives of older adults to facilitate mobility and inclusion, the role of trust in student’s use of online information, the usability of medical products and the design of usable security.

Current/Recent Projects

2010 JiSC Investigating students trust in online information: The Google conspiracy (£25,000)

2009 Technology Strategy Board/EPSRC, ‘Ambient Assisted Living: Freedom to Roam’  (£285,000).  


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