I am a post-doc on the IDEA-FAST project working at the intersections of digital health, technology, and participatory research. My research explores the design of digital tools to make qualitative research practices more participatory, inclusive, and accessible for everyone. Initially, I worked with academics and a local charity organization to examine and augment their existing qualitative practices through deploying prototypes.

This action-oriented approach informed the iterative design of Gabber, a digital platform that: (i) structure audio conversation capture through a mobile device; (ii) support collaborative coding on the original audio; and (iii) the production of audio playlists to represent insights from across conversations.

Gabber has been used across a range of local, national, and international organizations to enhance their existing qualitative practices, for example, I led the TalkFutures campaign with International Federation of Red Cross Red Crescent (IFRC) to enable their distributed members to contribute and analyze experiences from 86 countries to increase the perspectives in the ongoing strategy development process and the National Health Service (NHS)’s has used Gabber facilitate internal staff experience research with the aim to listen, understand and respond to what matters most to their staff.

My research has also supported the successful qualitative research of others, including: facilitating training delivery by an NGO in India, tailoring the delivery of sensitive workshops to perpetrators of domestic violence, supporting reflective discussions of individuals with complex needs, and support peer-based feedback in research training, etc.


Utilizing Participant Voice in Volunteer Training

  1. Varghese D
  2. Rainey J
  3. Montague K
  4. Bartindale T
  5. Olivier P

2020CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems

TalkFutures: Supporting Qualitative Practices in Distributed Community Engagements

  1. Rainey Jay
  2. Carlos Alvarez de la Vega Juan
  3. Richardson Dan
  4. Lambton-Howard Daniel
  5. Armouch Sara
  6. Bartindale Tom
  7. Hazeldine Shaun
  8. Briggs Pamela
  9. Olivier Patrick
  10. Montague Kyle

2020Designing Interactive Systems (DIS)

Utilizing Participant Voice in Volunteer Training

  1. Delvin Varghese
  2. Jay Rainey
  3. Kyle Montague
  4. Tom Bartindale
  5. Patrick Olivier

2020CHI '20: Proceedings of the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems


Gabber: Supporting Voice in Participatory Qualitative Practices

  1. Rainey J
  2. Montague K
  3. Briggs P
  4. Anderson R
  5. Nappey T
  6. Olivier P

2019CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems

Vocalising Violence: Using Violent Mens' Voices for Service Delivery and Feedback

  1. Bellini R
  2. Rainey R
  3. Garbett R
  4. Briggs P

2019Communities & Technologies