Dr Paul Whittington

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Postdoctoral Research Assistant

Areas of Expertise

Assistive Technology, Accessibility, Usability


Dr Paul Whittington is a Postdoctoral Researcher in Assistive Technologies in the Faculty of Science & Technology at Bournemouth University. Dr Whittington’s research focuses on Assistive Technologies, Human Factors, Usability Engineering and System of Systems. He is a member of the Human Computer Interaction (HCI) Research Group and has previously been involved with the MSc Human Factors and Usability Engineering courses.

Dr Whittington received his Doctorate (PhD) in Human Computer Interaction from Bournemouth University in 2017 and BSc (Hons) in Computing also from Bournemouth University in 2013. During his doctorate (funded by a Vice-Chancellor’s scholarship), he developed the SmartAbility Framework which recommends technologies based on the actions (user abilities) that people with reduced physical abilities (disabilities) can perform independently.

He was a student volunteer at the 30th International British Computer Society Human Computer Interaction Conference. Dr Whittington organised the inaugural Assistive Living Technologies (ALT) Symposium at Bournemouth University in May 2018, for 50 delegates, including academics, charity representatives and research students.

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Assistive Living Technologies (ALT) Symposium 2018

May 30, 2018

On Monday 21st May 2018, Bournemouth University held the inaugural Assistive Living Technologies (ALT) Symposium at Talbot Campus. The Symposium…

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Dr Benjamin Gorman co-organises workshop at CHI...

April 26, 2019

Dr Benjamin Gorman is a co-organizer of a workshop at CHI2019. Dr Paul Whittington has a paper accepted at the…

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Paul’s research featured on the BBC South...

December 4, 2018

Our research on Assistive Technologies featured on both the BBC South Today and BBC Radio Solent last Friday. Paul and I were interviewed…