Dr Paul Whittington

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Lecturer in Assistive Technology

Group Coordinator

Areas of Expertise

Assistive Technology, Accessibility, Usability


Dr Paul Whittington is a Lecturer in Assistive Technology and BUCHI Research Group Coordinator. 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 Assistive Living Technologies (ALT) Symposiums at Bournemouth University in May 2018 and 2019.

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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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Assistive Living Technologies Symposium 2019 is...

May 20, 2019

We will be holding the second Assistive Living Technologies Symposium on Monday 24th June 2019 in the Share lecture theatre,…

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ATech Policy Lab celebrates first anniversary

January 6, 2023

The following article has been posted on the BU website to celebrate the one year anniversary of the ATech Policy…

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Authentibility Pass secures Proof of Concept fu...

September 30, 2020

The Authentibility Pass team (Dr Huseyin Dogan, Professor Keith Phalp, Dr Paul Whittington, Dr Nan Jiang, Dr Benjamin Gorman, Lesley…

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Bournemouth University leads the way in assisti...

January 6, 2023

The following article has been published on the BU website, discussing our assistive technology research: Bournemouth University leads the way…

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Development of EduAbility Training Package

August 23, 2021

We will shortly be releasing our EduAbility Training Package add-on to our previously developed EduAbility Application. This aims to provide…

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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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Dr Huseyin Dogan and Dr Paul Whittington attend...

May 20, 2019

Dr Huseyin Dogan and Dr Paul Whittington have attended two events at Parliament. The first was the EdTech For SEND…

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Dr Paul Whittington’s research featured o...

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…