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Dr Kirsten Smith MA Hons, MSc, PhD

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Dr Kirsten A Smith is a Research fellow working as part of the LifeGuide Team in CCCAHP in the Psychology Department. Her core role is to work on the development of digital behaviour change interventions.



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.


Research group

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

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