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.
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'.
- Future Cities Engage Event
- Smartphone and Smarthomes workshop
- ACM CHI
- Mobile HCI (Journal)
- Peer reviewer
- Mobile apps for health and wellness Challenge
- Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) (Publisher)
- Peer reviewer
more professional activities
- 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
- Period 01-Jan-2018 - 29-Mar-2019
- 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, Charles (Co-investigator)
- Period 01-Mar-2017 - 28-Feb-2019
- Understanding the adoption of Technology Enabled Care
- Kavanagh, Kimberley (Principal Investigator) Hughes, Janette (Co-investigator) Lennon, Marilyn (Co-investigator)
- Period 01-Nov-2016 - 31-May-2017
- Collaborative relationship between Academic Health Science Partnership in Tayside and Digital Health Innvovation Centre
- Lennon, Marilyn (Principal Investigator)
- Period 08-Sep-2016 - 07-Sep-2018
- Swarm_CIS_CO PhD Marilyn Lennon 2
- Lennon, Marilyn (Principal Investigator) Bellingham, Richard (Co-investigator)
- Period 03-Oct-2016 - 27-Sep-2019
- Researching the impact and sustainability of the Legacy 2014 Physical Activity Fund (Spirit of 2012)
- Rogerson, Robert (Principal Investigator) Burns, Henry (Co-investigator) Dunlop, Mark (Co-investigator) Kirk, Alison (Co-investigator) Lennon, Marilyn (Co-investigator)
- Period 29-Oct-2015 - 31-May-2017
Computer and Information Sciences
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