Dr Mark Dunlop

Senior Lecturer

Computer and Information Sciences

Personal statement

Dr Dunlop is a senior lecturer in computer science.

His research focuses on usability of mobile systems including mobile text entry, sensor driven interaction and evaluation of mobiles. He is increasingly interested in digital health applications of mobile HCI research and is a member of Strathclyde's Digital Health & Wellness Research Group and the Strathclyde iSchool Research Group. He led the OATS EPSRC funded project on text entry for older adults and was co-investigator on grants looking at data modelling for city visitor prediction, supporting active commuting by bike, mobile support for carers' activity during the Covid-19 pandemic, mobile solutions to aid stroke survivors and evaluation of Commonwealth Games Legacy fund projects. 

Dr Dunlop was appointed as sub-committee programme committee chair for User Experience and Usability at ACM CHI 2016 in San Jose and 2017 in Denver. He also regularly acts as an associate chair (Tokyo 2021, Hawaii 2020, Seoul 2014, Toronto 2013, Paris 2012, Austin 2011, Amsterdam 2008). Together with Stephen Brewster and Chris Johnson of Glasgow University he co-founded the MobileHCI conference series in 1998 and has co-organised four MobileHCI (MobileHCI 04 at Strathclyde, MobileHCI 01 in Lille, MobileHCI 99 in Edinburgh, and MobileHCI 98 in Glasgow) and was programme co-chair for ACM MobileHCI 2019 in Taipei, Taiwan. He also sits on the international steering committee for MobileHCI. He is an editor of Springer's Personal and Ubiquitous Computing and a founding associate editor of IGI Global's International Journal of Mobile Human Computer Interaction.

He is currently first supervisor for the following PhD students: Revathy Nayar on use of mobiles and speech recognition to assist child speech therapy; Majed Al Khan on use of mobiles and wearables to support more independent travel by young adults with Down’s Syndrome; Ramsay Meiklem on mobile and tablet support for dialysis patients and carers; Huda Banuqitah on fairer crowdsource working; Adel Dadaa on electric vehicle charge prediction; and Craig Speirs on the link between activity data and health outcomes. He has 6 PhD alumni (Ryan Gibson, Gennaro Imperatore, Karim el Batran, Frøy Bjørneseth, Andreas Komninos, and Nick Bradley) and 1 MPhil (Sohail Azad).

Using his long experience and knowledge of mobile-HCI research he has acted as an expert witness in mobile technology patent cases in Australia and USA. 

Dr Dunlop's teaching is mainly in human computer interaction (HCI) and mobile programming. Currently he is teaching modules on Web Application Development, Mobile Application Development and User Centred Design. Together with Parisa Eslambolchilar and Andreas Komninos, he recently co-edited an ACM textbook on Intelligent Computing for Interactive System Design: Statistics, Digital Signal Processing, and Machine Learning in Practice.

Prior to joining Strathclyde, Mark was a senior researcher at Risø Danish National Laboratory and a lecturer at Glasgow University.

More background on Mark's Personal HomePage


'It's about what I'm able to do' : using the capabilities approach to understand the relationship between quality of life and vascular access in patients with end-stage kidney failure
Greenwood S, Kingsmore D, Richarz S, Thomson P, Bouamrane M, Meiklem R, Dunlop M, Stevenson K
SSM - Qualitative Research in Health Vol 2 (2022)
Exploring information behaviour and meaningful experience amongst hikers on the West Highland Way
Munro Keith, Innocenti Perla, Dunlop Mark
Information Research Vol 27 (2022)
The impact of test elements on students' performance in EFL
Alrzini Joma, Rasmussen Pennington Diane, Dunlop Mark D
16th International Conference on Interfaces and Human Computer Interaction (IHCI 2022) (2022)
A national co-design workshop of a mobile-based application for vascular access as a patient decision aid
Kingsmore David, Meiklem Ramsay, Stevenson Karen, Thomson Peter, Bouamrane Matt, Dunlop Mark
The Journal of Vascular Access (2022)
A novel mobile app ("CareFit") to support informal caregivers to undertake regular physical activity from home during and beyond COVID-19 restrictions : co-design and prototype development study
Egan Kieren, Hodgson William, Dunlop Mark, Kirk Alison, Imperatore Gennaro, Maguire Roma
JMIR Formative Research Vol 5 (2021)
Patients' and clinicians' perspectives on the acceptability of completing digital quality of life questionnaires during routine haemodialysis clinics : a mixed-methods study
Meiklem Ramsay, Stevenson Karen, Richarz Sabine, Kingsmore David, Bouamrane Matt-Mouley, Dunlop Mark, Thomson Peter
Medical Informatics 2021 (2021)

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Professional activities

Federal Court of Australia (External organisation)
Communications in Mobile Computing (Journal)
Editorial board member
MobileHCI (External organisation)
International Journal of Mobile Human Computer Interaction (Journal)

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Providing confidence to encourage active travel through the application of AI
Dunlop, Mark (Principal Investigator) Roper, Marc (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2020 - 28-Jan-2021
Strathclyde COVID-19 Research Portfolio: Novel testing, digital health support and third sector collaboration for impact on social care
Bedford, Tim (Principal Investigator) Corrigan, Damion (Co-investigator) Dunlop, Mark (Co-investigator) Egan, Kieren (Co-investigator) Fleming, Leanne (Co-investigator) Flowers, Paul (Co-investigator) Grealy, Madeleine (Co-investigator) Hoskisson, Paul (Co-investigator) Hunter, Iain (Co-investigator) Janssen, Xanne (Co-investigator) Kirk, Alison (Co-investigator) Knifton, Lee (Co-investigator) Lenhart, Otto (Co-investigator) Maguire, Roma (Co-investigator) Morton, Alec (Co-investigator) Quinn, Neil (Co-investigator) Scott, Fraser (Co-investigator) Suckling, Colin (Co-investigator) Ward, Andrew (Co-investigator) Williams, Lynn (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2020 - 16-Jan-2021
Evaluation of the 6 minute walk app with participants at Macmillan MoveMore
Lewis, Liane (Principal Investigator) Dunlop, Mark (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2019 - 29-Jan-2019
SFC-DHI Highly Skilled Workforce Programme - Digital Health, M.Phil Scholarships (x8), £59,344
Bouamrane, Matt-Mouley (Principal Investigator) Kavanagh, Kimberley (Co-investigator) Lennon, Marilyn (Co-investigator) Dunlop, Mark (Co-investigator) Schraag, Stefan (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2016 - 30-Jan-2019
Predictive analytics to support tourism sector insight
Wilson, John N. (Principal Investigator) Dunlop, Mark (Co-investigator) Komninos, Andreas (Research Co-investigator)
The project explored to potential for developing accurate predictive techniques to assess future demand for hotel accommodation on the basis of prior data patterns and planned cultural events.
01-Jan-2016 - 23-Jan-2017
Supporting Sit-To-Stand Rehabilitation Using Smartphone Sensors to provide tactile feedback
Kerr, Andy (Principal Investigator) Dunlop, Mark (Co-investigator)
02-Jan-2015 - 01-Jan-2016

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Computer and Information Sciences
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