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Dr Christina Vasiliou


Department: Computer and Information Sciences

 Christina Vasiliou

Christina is a lecturer at Computer and Information Systems at Northumbria University in Newcastle. Her research focuses on human computer interaction, computer-supported collaborative learning and cooperative work, development and evaluation of shared workspaces, design of interactive technologies and spaces for new experiences, participatory and user-centred design approaches.

She previously worked as a post-doctoral researcher at Newcastle University, incorporating digital technologies into the design, production and post-production activities associated with theatrical productions (in collaboration with Northern Stage).

She holds a PhD in Human-Computer Interaction (Cyprus University of Technology), a MSc in Human-Centred Interactive Technologies (University of York, UK) and a BSc in Computer Science (University of Cyprus). In her doctoral work, she focused on understanding the complex interactions and interdependencies in a mutli-device ecology from a distributed cognition perspective and produced a number of design implications for interaction and instructional designers. At the same time, she also worked as a research associate and developer at the Cyprus Interaction Lab for various projects such as, WomenPower (online platform for women mentor and mentees), and InfoSpaces (building exemplars for creative multimodal information spaces for problem-based learning). 

Campus Address

B113, Ellison Building
Northumbria University
Newcastle upon Tyne

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • From behaviour to design: implications for artifact ecologies as shared spaces for design activities, Vasiliou, C., Ioannou, A., Zaphiris, P. 2 Apr 2020, In: Behaviour and Information Technology
  • Technology, Theatre and Co-Design: Impact and Design Considerations, Vasiliou, C., Schofield, T. 1 Sep 2019, 17th IFIP TC.13 International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction
  • The Craft In Stagecraft: Implications for Organising and Digital Technology Adoption, Sapsed, J., Vasiliou, C. 2019, British Academy of Management BAM2019 Conference, Warwick
  • A Glance into Social and Evolutionary Aspects of an Artifact Ecology for Collaborative Learning through the Lens of Distributed Cognition, Vasiliou, C., Ioannou, A., Stylianou-Georgiou, A., Zaphiris, P. 3 Aug 2017, In: International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction
  • Empowerment of women through an innovative e-mentoring community platform: implications and lessons learned, Parmaxi, A., Vasiliou, C., Ioannou, A., Kouta, C. 18 Dec 2017, In: Journal of Community Informatics
  • Problem-Based Learning in Multimodal Learning Environments: Learners’ Technology Adoption Experiences, Ioannou, A., Vasiliou, C., Zaphiris, P. 1 Dec 2016, In: Journal of Educational Computing Research
  • An Artifact ecology in a nutshell: A distributed cognition perspective for collaboration and coordination, Vasiliou, C., Ioannou, A., Zaphiris, P. 2015, Human-Computer Interaction – INTERACT 2015 - 15th IFIP TC 13 International Conference, Proceedings, Springer
  • Collaborative learning in an artifact ecology: A distributed cognition perception, Vasiliou, C. 15 Nov 2015, Proceedings of the 2015 ACM International Conference on Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces, ITS 2015, ACM
  • Communities of interest for enhancing social creativity: The case of Womenpower platform, Parmaxi, A., Vasiliou, C. 2015, Proceedings of INTED2015 Conference 2nd-4th March 2015, Madrid, IATED Academy
  • Creative Multimodal Learning Environments and Blended Interaction for Problem-Based Activity in HCI Education, Ioannou, A., Vasiliou, C., Zaphiris, P., Arh, T., Klobučar, T., Pipan, M. 1 Mar 2015, In: TechTrends

PGR Supervision

Simran Chopra Developing digital tools to support local, grassroots communities in transitioning towards sustainable urban food systems Start Date: 13/07/2021


PhD, MSc, BSc 

Research Themes & Scholarly Interests

Human computer interaction, computer-supported collaborative learning and cooperative work, user experience, development and evaluation of shared workspaces, design of interactive technologies and spaces for new experiences, participatory and user-centred design approaches. 

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