Dr Paula Forbes

Post Doctoral Researcher

School School of Business, Law and Social Sciences

Department Division of Sociology

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Biography

Dr Paula Forbes is currently working on a Horizon 2020 research project called TRIPLE,  the goal of the project is to build a digital platform supporting researchers with the discoverability of new data, projects and collaborators. Social Science and Humanities (SSH) fields are divides across a wide range of disciplines and languages which leads to fragmentation, preventing researchers from finding all the relevant data easily. Use and re-use of SSH research is low, interdisciplinary collaboration possibilities may be missed and societal impact is limited by these issues.  TRIPLE aims to address these issues; it enables researchers to discover and re-use SSH data, across projects, disciplines, and language boundaries. The platform will provide a means to build strong interdisciplinary projects and to develop large-scale scientific missions.  TRIPLE imagines new ways to conduct, connect and discover research; it will promote cultural diversity inside Europe; it will support scientific, industrial and societal applications of SSH science; it will connect researchers and projects with other stakeholders: citizens, policy makers, companies, enabling them to take part in research projects or to answer to some of their issues.

Paula has also worked in the School of Applied Science (on the InForCare project https://northsearegion.eu/in-for-care/)  and in the School of Design and Informatics on the Stepping Up Project (http://steppingupnexus.org.uk/).  

Not currently teaching at Abertay. 

I have previously taught Human Computer Interaction to year 3 students at the University of Dundee

2018

Creating personas for political and social consciousness in HCI design

Wilson, A. ., De Paoli, S., Forbes, P. & Sachy, M. (2018) Creating personas for political and social consciousness in HCI design. . . p. 25-46. .
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2017

The step project

Vogiatzi, M., Keratidis, C., Schinas, M., Diplaris, S., Yümlü, S., Forbes, P., Papadopoulos, S., Syropoulou, P., Apostolidis, L., Kompatsiaris, I. & Symeonidou, M. (2017) The step project. In: Internet science: INSCI 2017. Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Kompatsiaris, I. (ed.), Cave, J. (ed.), Satsiou, A. (ed.), Carle, G. (ed.), Passani, A. (ed.), Kontopoulos, E. (ed.), Diplaris, S. (ed.), McMilan, D. (ed.). 1 ed., p. 148-156. Cham: Springer.
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The ABCD of usability testing

Forbes, P., De Paoli, S. & Scott-Brown, K. C. (2017) The ABCD of usability testing. In: Proceedings of the 31st International BCS Human Computer Interaction Conference (HCI 2017). Hall, L. (ed.), Flint, T. (ed.), O'Hara, S. (ed.), Turner, P. (ed.). . BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT.
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2016

‘Probing with the prototype’

Forbes, P. & De Paoli, S. (2016) ‘Probing with the prototype’. In: Electronic Government and Electronic Participation: Joint Proceedings of IFIP EGOV and ePart. Hans Jochen, S. (ed.), Glassey, O. (ed.), Janssen, M. (ed.), Klievink, B. (ed.), Lindgren, I. (ed.), Parycek, P. (ed.), Tambouris, E. (ed.), Wimmer, M. (ed.), Janowsk, T. (ed.), Sá Soares, D. (ed.). p. 11-22. .
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2015

mHealth applications for diabetes

Conway, N., Campbell, I., Forbes, P., Cunningham, S. & Wake, D. (2015) mHealth applications for diabetes. . . p. 1111-1120. .
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2014

Design challenges in motivating change for sustainable urban mobility

Gabrielli, S., Forbes, P., Jylha, A., Wells, S., Sirén, M., Hemminki, S., Nurmi, P., Maimone, R., Masthoff, J. & Jacucci, G. (2014) Design challenges in motivating change for sustainable urban mobility. . . p. 416-423. .
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Towards an applied gamification model for tracking, managing, & encouraging sustainable travel behaviours

Wells, S., Kotkanen, H., Schlafli, M., Gabrielli, S., Masthoff, J., Jyllha, A. & Forbes, P. (2014) Towards an applied gamification model for tracking, managing, & encouraging sustainable travel behaviours. . . .
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2013

SUPERHUB

Wells, S., Forbes, P., Masthoff, J., Gabrielli, S. & Jyllha, A. (2013) SUPERHUB. In: Proceedings of the 27th International BCS Human Computer Interaction Conference. Hone, K. (ed.), Love, S. (ed.), McEwan, T. (ed.). Swindon: BCS Learning & Development Ltd..
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Older people becoming successful ICT learners over time

Sayago, S., Forbes, P. & Blat, J. (2013) Older people becoming successful ICT learners over time. . . p. 527-544. .
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Designing motivational features for sustainable urban mobility

Gabrielli, S., Maimone, R., Forbes, P., Masthoff, J., Wells, S., Primerano, L., Haverinen, L., Bo, G. & Pompa, M. (2013) Designing motivational features for sustainable urban mobility. In: CHI '13 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems. Baudisch, P. (ed.), Beaudouin-Lafon, M. (ed.), Mackay, W. (ed.). p. 1461-1466. New York: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).
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2012

Older people's social sharing practices in YouTube through an ethnographical lens

Sayago, S., Forbes, P. & Blat, J. (2012) Older people's social sharing practices in YouTube through an ethnographical lens. In: Proceedings of the 26th Annual BCS Interaction Specialist Group Conference on People and Computers. . p. 185-194. Swindon: BCS Learning & Development Ltd..
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SUPERHUB

Forbes, P. J. ., Wells, S., Masthoff, J. & Nguyen, H. (2012) SUPERHUB. In: Proceedings of HCI 2012: The 26th BCS Conference on Human Computer Interaction. . . BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT.
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2010

Designing social networking sites for older adults

Gibson, L., Moncur, W., Forbes, P., Arnott, J., Martin, C. . & Bhachu, A. S. (2010) Designing social networking sites for older adults. In: Proceedings of the 24th BCS Interaction Specialist Group Conference. McEwan, T. (ed.), McKinnon, L. (ed.). p. 186-194. Swindon: BCS Learning & Development Ltd..
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What can the 'ash cloud' tell us about older adults' technology adoption?

Gibson, L., Forbes, P. & Hanson, V. (2010) What can the 'ash cloud' tell us about older adults' technology adoption?. In: ASSETS'10 - Proceedings of the 12th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility. Barreto, A. (ed.). p. 301-302. . Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).
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Experiences with professional theatre for awareness raising

Newell, A., Morgan, M., Gibson, L. & Forbes, P. J. . (2010) Experiences with professional theatre for awareness raising. . . p. 594-603. .
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2009

User research in a scientific software development project

Sloan, D., MacAulay, C., Forbes, P., Loynton, S. & Gregor, P. (2009) User research in a scientific software development project. In: People and Computers XXIII Celebrating People and Technology - Proceedings of HCI 2009. Blackwell, A. (ed.). p. 423-429. . BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT.
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Dundee user centre

Forbes, P., Gibson, L., Hanson, V. L., Gregor, P. & Newell, A. F. (2009) Dundee user centre. In: Proceedings of the 11th international ACM SIGACCESS conference on Computers and accessibility. . p. 231-232. New York: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).
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2008

Usability and user-centered design in scientific software development

Macaulay, C., Sloan, D., Jiang, X., Forbes, P., Loynton, S., Swedlow, J. R. & Gregor, P. (2008) Usability and user-centered design in scientific software development. . . p. 96-102. .
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2002

The influence of arbuscular mycorrhizal colonization and environment on root development in soil

Atkinson, D. ., Black, K. ., Forbes, P. J. ., Hooker, J. ., Baddeley, J. & Watson, C. (2002) The influence of arbuscular mycorrhizal colonization and environment on root development in soil. . . p. 751-757. .
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1997

Transformation of the arbuscular mycorrhiza Gigaspora rosea by particle bombardment

Forbes, P. J. ., Millam, S., Hooker, J. . & Harrier, L. (1997) Transformation of the arbuscular mycorrhiza Gigaspora rosea by particle bombardment. . . p. 497-501. .
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1996

Temperature-induced alteration to root longevity in Lolium perenne

Forbes, P. J. ., Black, K. . & Hooker, J. . (1996) Temperature-induced alteration to root longevity in Lolium perenne. . . p. 87-90. .
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The impact of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi and temperature on root system development

Forbes, P. J. ., Ellison, C. & Hooker, J. (1996) The impact of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi and temperature on root system development. . . p. 617-620. .
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Funding

Current STEP project  has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 649493

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