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Professorial Lecture Series: When Computer Says No: from usability to cybersecurity - Professor Sharon McDonald

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St Peter's Riverside

In this lecture, Professor McDonald will reflect on the system-based and user-based factors that affect our ability to use software systems effectively.  

Professor McDonald’s research interests focuses primarily on peoples’ interactions with technology in a number of domains ranging from how people navigate in electronic worlds, information seeking behaviours, and persuasive technologies for exercise.

She has researched the impact of different evaluation methods within Human Computer Interaction, identifying and improving methodologies that are used extensively by usability and user researcher practitioners working in the industry. In recent months Professor McDonald has begun to investigate human factors issues within cyber security.  

Refreshments will be served from 5.30pm in Prospect Building.

University of Sunderland’s Professorial Lecture Series provides a platform to showcase and celebrate the University’s new professors. Each lecture represents a significant milestone in an academic’s career and is an opportunity for each professor to present an overview of their academic contributions so far and their future plans, while also introducing their work to a wider audience.