I am a human computer interaction (HCI) researcher, interested in how digital technology can positively impact on the everyday lives of people who often have little say over how technology is designed.

My research draws on interdisciplinary perspectives from HCI, interaction design, augmentative and alternative communication (AAC), multimodality and my clinical speech therapy background to consider how technology might support people to communicate and learn on their own terms. For example, exploring the role of technology for digitally-mediated in-person communication or learning technologies for the classroom.

I have a publication record in premier international conferences and journals such as the Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI), Interaction Design and Children (IDC) and Disability and Society journal. Beyond academia, I have worked with assitive technologists, teachers and therapists to generate impactful solutions based on evidence based research.

If you would like to get in touch, please email me at s.ibrahim[@]ucl.ac.uk or via twitter. Please also see ResearchGate for pre-prints of publications. Thanks!

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