Roisin McNaney

r.mcnaney@ncl.ac.uk | Research Associate

Roisin McNaney

T: 01912 083 727

Róisín McNaney is a Speech and Language therapist by background. She studied her BSc in Speech and Language sciences at Newcastle University where she remained to continue a career in academic research. She is currently working toward her PhD, exploring the design and deployment of digital technologies to aid ‘in the wild’ monitoring and management of symptoms of Parkinson's, with a specific focus on speech and swallowing aspects such as; saliva management, volume control and speech intelligibility.

She has recently finished a two year long data collection for the stage one NHS clinical portfolio trial ‘Cueing for drooling in Parkinson’s and is currently completing the data analysis stage. This project is investigating the clinical effectiveness of a novel, wrist worn cueing device, which acts as a reminder for the wearer to swallow more frequently, thus clearing saliva from the mouth and reducing the risk of drooling from occurring. Her other projects involve exploring the design and use of novel applications for Parkinson’s on pre-existing wearable platforms such as mobile phones or Google Glass.


2016

Speeching: Mobile Crowdsourced Speech Assessment to Support Self-Monitoring and Management for People with Parkinson’s
McNaney R, Othman M, Richardson D, Dunphy P, Amaral T, Miller N, Stringer H, Olivier P, Vines J, CHI '16: Proceedings of the 2016 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems4464-4476
Our Year with the Glass: Expectations, Letdowns and Ethical Dilemmas of Technology Trials with Vulnerable People
Vines J, McNaney R, Holden A, Poliakov I, Wright P, Olivier P, Interacting with Computersepub ahead of print
Ethical Encounters in Human-Computer Interaction
Waycott J, Munteanu C, Davis H, Thieme A, Moncur W, McNaney R, Vines J, Branham S, CHI EA '16: Proceedings of the 2016 CHI Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems3387-3394

2015

CueS: cueing for upper limb rehabilitation in stroke
Holden A, McNaney R, Balaam M, Thompson R, Hammerla N, Ploetz T, Jackson D, Price C, Brkic L, Olivier P, British HCI '15 2015 British HCI Conference18-25
Beyond Activity Recognition: Skill Assessment from Accelerometer Data
Khan A, Mellor S, Berlin E, Thompson R, McNaney R, Olivier P, Ploetz T, UbiComp '15 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing1155-1166
Beyond Activity Recognition: Skill Assessment from Accelerometer Data
Khan A, Mellor S, Berlin E, Robin T, McNaney R, Olivier P, Ploetz T, UbiComp '15 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing1155-1166
How did I do? Automatic Skill Assessment from Accelerometer Data
Khan A, Berlin E, Mellor S, Thompson R, Hammerla N, McNaney R, Olivier P, Ploetz T, ACM GetMobile18-22
LApp: A Speech Loudness Application for People with Parkinson's on Google Glass
McNaney R, Poliakov I, Vines J, Balaam M, Zhang P, Olivier P, 33rd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems497-500
LApp: A Speech Loudness Application for People with Parkinson's on Google Glass
McNaney R, Poliakov I, Vines J, Balaam M, Zhang P, Olivier P, Proceedings of the 33rd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '15)497-500
Designing for and with People with Parkinson's: A Focus on Exergaming
McNaney R, Balaam M, Holden A, Schofield G, Jackson D, Webster M, Galna B, Barry G, Rochester L, Olivier P, 33rd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems501--510

2014

Video Based Assessment of OSATS Using Sequential Motion Textures
Sharma Y, Bettadapura V, Ploetz T, Hammerla N, Mellor S, McNaney R, Olivier P, Deshmukh S, McCaskie A, Essa I, Fifth Workshop on Modeling and Monitoring of Computer Assisted Interventions (M2CAI)
Automated Surgical OSATS Prediction from Videos
Sharma Y, Ploetz T, Hammerla N, Mellor S, Mcnaney R, Olivier P, Deshmukh S, Mccaskie A, Essa I, IEEE 11th International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging (ISBI)461-464
Exploring the Acceptability of Google Glass as an Everyday Assistive Device for People with Parkinson's
McNaney R, Vines J, Roggen D, Balaam M, Zhang P, Poliakov I, Olivier P, SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems2551-2554
Interpersonal expression in the special educational needs classroom: An experience-centred design case study
Durrant A, Hook J, McNaney R, Williams K, Smith T, Stockman T, Olivier P, International Journal of Child-Computer Interaction34-47
Retraining function in people with Parkinson’s disease using the Microsoft kinect: game design and pilot testing
Galna B, Jackson D, Schofield G, McNaney R, Webster M, Barry G, Mhiripiri D, Balaam M, Olivier P, Rochester L, Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation1-12

2013

Trust and Evidence in an Online Community of Speech and Language Therapists: The Case of iPad Use
Sutton S, Vines J, McNaney R, Webster M, Olivier P, Digital Enconomy 2013: Open Digital
Design to Support Interpersonal Communication in the Special Educational Needs Classroom
Durrant A, Hook J, McNaney R, Williams K, Smith T, Kipling M, Olivier P, Stockman T, IDC 2013: Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children46-55
Designing for- and with- vulnerable people
Vines J, McNaney R, Clarke R, Lindsay S, McCarthy J, Howard S, Romero M, Wallace J, ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems3231-3234

2012

PD Kinection - Retraining function with exercise based computer games for people with Parkinson’s disease
Galna B, Jackson D, Olivier P, Schofield G, Barry G, Balaam M, McNaney R, Webster M, Mhiripiri D, Rochester L, Parkinson's UK Research Conference

Associated Projects

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    StammerApp
            Newcastle University are developing a mobile app which hopes to help people who stammer (stutter) self-monitor and reflect on their speech, by allowing them to practice speaking in different scenarios, which ...
    August 30, 2011
  • Google-Glass-PD
    Google Glass for people with Parkinson's
    Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a progressive neurological condition affecting up to 10 million people worldwide. It manifests itself in motor symptoms including rigidity, tremor and bradykinesia, or slowness of movement. These affect an individuals bala...
    August 30, 2011
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    Lifelong Health and Wellbeing
    Older people are accounting for an increasingly higher percentage of the UK’s population, with life expectancy rising at an unprecedented rate and predictions that by 2033, 25% of the population will be over 65 years old. The Lifelong Health and ...
    August 30, 2011
  • WAM
    Wearable Acoustic Monitor
    Current approaches to assessing a person's social wellbeing generally rely on subjective retrospective judgments by the person themselves at the time of the assessment. As part of the MRC-funded Monitoring Device to Objectively Assess Psychosocial Impa...
    August 30, 2011
  • Surgical Skills Assesment
    ACCEL-O-SURG
    The aim of this project was to understand the changes in motor skill that take place during the early phases of learning a new fine motor skill task. For this project specifically, that motor skill was suturing, which we measured by attaching senso...
    August 30, 2011
  • PDQ
    Cueing for Swallowing in Parkinson's
    This cueing device has been developed as a way to behaviourally manage drooling, which is commonly symptomatic of Parkinson’s Disease. The device was developed through a participatory design process, taking into account the needs of people with Parki...
    August 30, 2011
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    Cueing Technology for Parkinsons
    Approximately 70% of people with Parkinson’s Disease experience problems with swallowing. The resulting build-up of saliva can cause drooling, which is often a source of embarrassment and puts the person at risk of choking or pneumonia if the saliv...
    August 30, 2011
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    VERITAS
    Although the potential of digital technology to assist older people and people with cognitive and physical impairments is huge, often technology is not designed in a way that fully takes into account the needs of these groups in terms of how access...
    August 30, 2011
 
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