Dr Marilyn Lennon

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Computer and Information Sciences

Personal statement

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.

Expertise

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)
Recipient
23/4/2014
Emerald Outstanding Paper Award
Recipient
29/6/2013
Best Paper Award (most replicable scientific paper)
Recipient
7/4/2013

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Qualifications

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).

Publications

Valuing mobile health : an open-ended contingent valuation survey of a national digital health program
Somers Camilla, Grieve Eleanor, Lennon Marilyn, Bouamrane Matt-Mouley, Mair Frances S, McIntosh Emma
Journal Of Medical Internet Research mHealth and uHealth Vol 7 (2019)
https://doi.org/10.2196/mhealth.9990
Methods for combining continuously measured glucose and activity data in people with Type 2 diabetes : challenges and solutions
McMillan Kathryn A, Kirk Alison, Hewitt Allan, MacRury Sandra, Lennon Marilyn
Journal of Rehabilitation and Assistive Technologies Engineering Vol 5 (2018)
https://doi.org/10.1177/2055668318782805
Tangible educational toys for children with type-1 diabetes
Kyfonidis Charalampos, Lennon Marilyn
Proceedings of the 2017 CHI Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems CHI EA '17, pp. 291-296 (2017)
https://doi.org/10.1145/3027063.3027139
ForgetMeNot : active reminder entry support for adults with acquired brain injury
Jamieson Matthew, O'Neill Brian, Cullen Breda, Lennon Marilyn, Brewster Stephen, Evans Jonathan
ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, pp. 1-12 (2017)
https://doi.org/10.1145/3025453.3025888
The use of a smartwatch as a prompting device for people with acquired brain injury : a single case experimental design study
Jamieson Matthew, Monastra Mattia, Gillies Graeme, Manolov Rumen, Cullen Breda, Lennon Marilyn, Brewster Stephen, Evans Jonathan J
Neuropsychological Rehabilitation (2017)
https://doi.org/10.1080/09602011.2017.1310658
Evaluating the readiness for delivering digital health at scale : lessons from a longitudinal qualitative evaluation of a national digital health innovation program in the United Kingdom
Lennon Marilyn R, Bouamrane Matt-Mouley, Devlin Alison M, O'Connor Siobhan, O'Donnell Catherine, Chetty Ula, Agbakoba Ruth, Bikker Annemieke, Grieve Eleanor, Finch Tracy, Watson Nicholas, Wyke Sally, Mair Frances S
Journal of Medical Internet Research Vol 19 (2017)
https://doi.org/10.2196/jmir.6900

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Teaching

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.

Research interests

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'.

Professional activities

SICSA Urban Big Data and Health
Invited speaker
23/8/2018
Computer And Information Sciences (Organisational unit)
Advisor
2018
eMEN e-mental health implementation seminar 11th July 2017 in Amsterdam
Keynote/plenary speaker
11/7/2017
Equity and e-mental health: Can digital technology help us to achieve good mental health for all? Belfast April 2017
Keynote/plenary speaker
28/4/2017
Digital Health Institute (DHI) (External organisation)
Advisor
2017
Evaluation of Digital Health in Scotland: Lessons learned
Keynote speaker
23/10/2016

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Projects

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

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Livingstone Tower

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