I am a multidisciplinary social researcher, with a particular interest in how technologies are used by geographically disparate groups such as diasporas, disabled people and rare disease communities. My research spans HCI, health, sociology, and disability studies, and I have published at venues including CHI and CSCW.

During my PhD research, I have worked with powered wheelchair users to explore their experiences of mobility and to understand how they might use technology to convey these to other people. Participants led ‘go-along’ journeys, capturing smartphone video and data that they used in reflective interviews about their experiences, while subsequent Skype workshops facilitated collective sense-making and ideation. Learning from disabled people’s situated knowledge of barriers and facilitators to their mobility is essential in making environments and services more accessible. My PhD is supervised by Professors Janice McLaughlin, David Kirk, and John Vines.

Prior to my PhD, I worked in translational research to improve care for rare diseases, in roles enabling international collaboration between clinical, research, and patient stakeholders.


Exploring the Potential for Technology to Improve Cystic Fibrosis Care Provision: Patient and Professional Perspectives

  1. Rodger S
  2. O'Hara K

2019Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction

JourneyCam: Exploring Experiences of Accessibility and Mobility among Powered Wheelchair Users through Video and Data

  1. Rodger S
  2. Jackson D
  3. Vines J
  4. McLaughlin J
  5. Wright P

2019Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2019)


Technology and the Politics of Mobility: Evidence Generation in Accessible Transport Activism

  1. Rodger S
  2. Vines J
  3. McLaughlin J

2016Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2016)


Adult care for Duchenne muscular dystrophy in the UK

  1. Rodger S
  2. Woods KL
  3. Bladen CL
  4. Stringer A
  5. Vry J
  6. Gramsch K
  7. Kirschner J
  8. Thompson R
  9. Bushby K
  10. Lochmuller H

2015Journal of Neurology

Did Perception of the Economy Affect Attitudes to Immigration at the 2010 British General Election?

  1. Johnson C
  2. Rodger S

2015Social Science Quarterly


The TREAT-NMD care and trial site registry: an online registry to facilitate clinical research for neuromuscular diseases

  1. Rodger S
  2. Lochmuller H
  3. Tassoni A
  4. Gramsch K
  5. Konig K
  6. Bushby K
  7. Straub V
  8. Korinthenberg R
  9. Kirschner J

2013Orphanet Journal of Rare Disease


Current care practice in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy in Europe - results of the CARE-NMD cross-sectional survey

  1. Vry J
  2. Gramsch K
  3. Rodger S
  4. Antonova V
  5. Brabec P
  6. Catlin N
  7. Garami M
  8. Guergueltcheva V
  9. Herczegfalvi A
  10. Kaminska A
  11. Karcagi V
  12. Kostera-Pruszczyk A
  13. Lusakowska A
  14. Mahoney A
  15. Mrazova L
  16. Pavlovska L
  17. Rahbek J
  18. Steffensen B
  19. Stringer S
  20. Tournev I
  21. Vondracek P
  22. Wasylyszyn A
  23. Bushby K
  24. Lochmuller H
  25. Kirschner J

201217th International Congress of the World Muscle Society

CARE-NMD: Evaluation and implementation of relevant health related QoL instruments in Duchenne muscular dystrophy

  1. Rahbek J
  2. Hojberg A
  3. Mahoney A
  4. Steffensen B
  5. Rodger S
  6. Bushby K
  7. Lochmuller H
  8. Gramsch K
  9. Vry J
  10. Kirschner J
  11. Antonova V
  12. Brabek P
  13. Guergueltcheva V
  14. Karcagi V
  15. Herczegfalvi A
  16. Kostera-Pruszczyk A
  17. Wasylyszyn A
  18. Lusakowska A
  19. Catlin N
  20. Stringer S
  21. Mrazova L
  22. Vondraeek P

201217th International Congress of the World Muscle Society

CARE-NMD: Improving care for Duchenne muscular dystrophy

  1. Rodger S
  2. Gramsch K
  3. Vry J
  4. Lochmuller H
  5. Bushby K
  6. Kirschner J

2012UK Neuromuscular Translational Research Conference


Monitoring care practices for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy - the CARE-NMD project

  1. Gramsch K
  2. Vry J
  3. Rahbek J
  4. Steffensen B
  5. Bushby K
  6. Lochmuller H
  7. Rodger S
  8. Kirschner J