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Dr Kirsten Smith MA Hons, MSc, PhD

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Dr Kirsten A Smith is a Research fellow working across the disciplines of Psychology and Primary Care. Her core role is to work on the development of digital behaviour change interventions. Her core role is to work on the development of digital behaviour change interventions. In her role as part of the LifeGuide Team in CCCAHP in the Psychology Department, she has worked on digital behaviour change interventions for lifestyle changes after cancer treatment and preventing cognitive decline in older adults. She is currently involved in the Empathica Project: a digital intervention to train GPs in empathy to improve the wellbeing of patients.



At the University of Aberdeen, I have previously worked on the ASICA project, aimed at improving Skin cancer self-checking of patients successfully treated for Melanoma and improve diagnosis and treatment processes and the Portrait Project, aimed at creating a tablet-based snapshot of people with dementia’s prior lives for their carestaff to use to improve person-centred care.

My Phd ‘Exploring Personalised Emotional Support’ looks at how a computer application could provide better emotional support for carers, by providing personalised emotional support messages and mediating communication between the carer and their personal social network.

I am active in the Human Computer Interaction and Digital Health communities and was most recently Proceedings Chair for the User Modelling, Adaptation and Personalisation (UMAP) conference 2017 and 2018.

Research interests

I have interests in eHealth, personalisation, affective computing and persuasion.

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Research group

Centre for Clinical and Community Applications of Health Psychology (CCCAHP)

Affiliate research group

Primary Care & Population Sciences

Research project(s)

Empathica: Expectation Management for Patients in Primary Care: Developing and Feasibility Testing a New Digital Intervention for Practitioners

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