I am a Senior Lecturer and Chancellors Research Fellow in Digital Health and Wellness in the Department of Computer and Information Sciences (CIS) at University of Strathclyde.
I am founder and one of the directors of the Digital Health and Wellness Group (DHaWG) at Strathclyde who are leading multidisciplinary researchers in the area of user centered design, evaluation and implementation of a range of technologies for supporting health and wellbeing of individuals and the population.
My background in in Human Computer Interaction (HCI) and the current focus of my work is on mobile lifestyle apps, how they can be designed and developed to be more evidence based and how their impact on the individual and on society can be properly evaluated at scale. I also has extensive experience in the design and evaluation of smarthome technology and independent living services and solutions such as telecare and telehealth.
I conduct both controlled empirical lab based usability testing of interactive products and technologies and a range of qualitative user experience research methods (including questionnaire design and analysis and co-design methods with specific end user groups such as children, older adults and patients).
I have a strong background in working with external clients and stakeholders including NHS, charities and health and social care practitioners to generate requirements for and evaluate the impact of large projects.
I am really interested in the social and technical barriers and facilitators to getting health technologies to work in practice in the real world and how we can evaluate them robustly but more quickly so that innovative ideas can have real impact.
Has expertise in:
Marilyn has a strong background in mixed methods for (i) capturing, prioritising, and translating user requirements and needs for technology design, (ii) project managing implementation of digital health technologies and (iii) evaluating the impact and effectiveness of digtial health both in the lab and at scale.
Prizes and awards
- MyCity: Glasgow - Gamechanger Award (Gold Medal)
- Emerald Outstanding Paper Award
- Best Paper Award (most replicable scientific paper)
more prizes and awards
Marilyn has a first class BSc degree in Psychology (Glasgow 1998), a PhD in Computing Science (Glasgow 2002) and a post graduate diploma in academic practice meaning she is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA). She is also an active member of the Asscociation for Computing Machinery (ACM).
Marilyn is currently course director for a taught Masters in Digital Health Systems. She has taught at all levels but specialises in level 1 UG and level 5 PG teaching including Information Management and Database Fundamentals, Human Computer Interaction, and Design of Usable Systems. She has supervised 5 PhDs (2 completed so far) and over 100 level 4 and level 5 final year projects.
Marilyn has over 20 years experience in the user centered design and evaluation of interactive technologies. She has been involved in various projects involving smart home technology, mobile lifestyle app design and development and the implementation and evaluation of telecare, telehealth and assisted living technologies both in the lab and 'in the wild'.
- SICSA Urban Big Data and Health
- Invited speaker
- Computer And Information Sciences (Organisational unit)
- eMEN e-mental health implementation seminar 11th July 2017 in Amsterdam
- Keynote/plenary speaker
- Equity and e-mental health: Can digital technology help us to achieve good mental health for all? Belfast April 2017
- Keynote/plenary speaker
- Digital Health Institute (DHI) (External organisation)
- Evaluation of Digital Health in Scotland: Lessons learned
- Keynote speaker
more professional activities
- Doctoral Training Partnership 2018-19 University of Strathclyde | Sales, Rachel
- Lennon, Marilyn (Principal Investigator) Halvey, Martin (Co-investigator) Sales, Rachel (Research Co-investigator)
- 01-Jan-2019 - 01-Jan-2022
- SDTC Digital Health Systems TEC PhD
- Lennon, Marilyn (Principal Investigator) Kavanagh, Kimberley (Co-investigator)
- 01-Jan-2018 - 30-Jan-2021
- 12212 SFC DHI-171490 DHI-STRATHCLYDE SCOTCAP AND NATIONAL AF £299,930
- Lennon, Marilyn (Principal Investigator) McCann, Lisa (Principal Investigator) Maguire, Roma (Principal Investigator) Bouamrane, Matt-Mouley (Principal Investigator)
- Process evaluation of National AF and ScotCap Programmes for Digital Health and Care Institute
- 01-Jan-2018 - 29-Jan-2019
- DataLab MOOC and Online Course: The Power of Data in Health and Care
- Lennon, Marilyn (Principal Investigator)
- £49K to develop a 3 week MOOC (FutureLearn) and a 5 week follow on online course (MyPlace) on The Power of Data for Health and Care. Developed in conjunction with Management Science, Future Cities, and UrbanTide (SME).
- 01-Jan-2017 - 31-Jan-2018
- Predicting user responses to wellness prompts
- Terzis, Sotirios (Principal Investigator) Roper, Marc (Co-investigator) Lennon, Marilyn (Co-investigator) Wallace, William (Co-investigator)
- 18-Jan-2017 - 21-Jan-2017
- Fast-tracking Health Innovation for NHS Scotland (MRC Confidence in Concept 2017) / R170262-104
- Kavanagh, Kimberley (Principal Investigator) Bennie, Marion (Co-investigator) Lennon, Marilyn (Co-investigator) Maguire, Roma (Co-investigator) Robertson, Chris (Co-investigator)
- 01-Jan-2017 - 28-Jan-2019
Computer and Information Sciences
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