Reuben Kirkham

r.kirkham@newcastle.ac.uk | Research Associate

Reuben Kirkham

My research interests lie in the intersection of ubiquitous/wearable computing and human rights. This involves the development of technical systems which challenge the existing status quo, whilst also accounting for the surrounding legal context.

I have published this work in a range of well-known computing science venues, including ACM Ubicomp, IEEE Computer and the Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing journal. The latter was in collaboration with the BBC, examining how to make television production accessible.

In April 2017, I started as the EPSRC Doctoral Prize fellow in Computing Science, working on a project that combines inertial and environment sensors in the new Urban Sciences Building in Newcastle to track the well-being of individuals and populations whilst retaining their privac


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Associated Projects

  • Affinity - Create4Dementia Hack
      The Create4Dementia hack event hosted 50+ hackers with skills in software, design and healthcare to develop innovative technologies for those living with dementia in 24 hours. The team from Open Lab - Team Sonar - consisted of Andy Garbet...
    August 30, 2011
  • Forays into Disability Discrimination Law and Ubiquitious Computing
    What is the use of an assistive technology if the people who could benefit from it are not in practise able to access it? For many people with disabilities, this is a particularly concerning problem, because they are not necessarily able to demonstr...
    August 30, 2011
  • The Break-Time Barometer
    The Break-Time Barometer is a social awareness system, which was developed as part of an exploratory study of the use of situated sensing and displays to promote cohesion in a newly-dispersed workplace. The Break-Time Barometer specifically aims to...
    August 30, 2011
 
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