Stated below is my short profile:


  • 2009 – 2010: Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education. University of Kent, UK
  • 2005 – 2007: PhD in Computer Science (specialising in Human-Computer Interaction). City University London, UK
    Thesis: Social Interaction of Computer games: an Activity Framework
  • 2002 – 2004: MSc (by research) in Information Technology. Multimedia University, Malaysia
    Thesis: A Game Theoretical Framework for Multimedia Learning
  • 1998 – 2002: B.Sc. in Computer Science (specialising in Multimedia). University Technology of Malaysia, Malaysia

Professional qualifications

  • 2010 – present: IEEE member
  • 2007 – present: The British HCI Group of the British Computer Society (BCS)
  • 2007 – present: The Special Interest Group on Computer-Human Interaction (SIGCHI) of the ACM
  • 2008 – 2013: The Usability Professional Association


  • 2014 – present: Senior Lecturer, School of Engineering and Digital Arts, University of Kent, UK
  • 2009 – 2014: Lecturer, School of Engineering and Digital Arts, University of Kent, UK
  • 2007-2009: Research fellow, Centre for Human Computer Interaction, City University London
  • 2005-2007: PhD student/teaching assistant, Centre for Human Computer Interaction, City University London
  • 2003-2004: Lecturer, School of Informatics, International University College of Technology Twintech, Malaysia

Membership of editorial/review boards

  • 2010 – present: Reviewer for International Journal of Human Computer Studies
  • 2010: Member of programme committee of 2012 ACM SIGHIT International Health Informatics Symposium
  • 2010 – present: Reviewer of Journal of Social Networks and Mining
  • 2009-2010: Reviewer of ACM SIGCHI conference
  • 2009 – 2010: Member of programme committee of DIGITEL/WMUTE conference 2010 (IEEE)
  • 2008 – present: Associate editor of Journal of Virtual Worlds Research
  • 2007 – present: Member of the International Conference on Online Communities and Social Computing Program Board of HCI International
  • 2006 – present: Reviewer for Interacting with Computer
  • 2007: Guest editors of HCI issues in Computer Games, Interacting with Computer
  • 2007: Guest editors of Game- based learning special issue, Interactive Technology & Smart Education

Grants and funded projects

  • Aug 2017 (Co-I). 2 year KTP on the topic of Healthcare Internet of Things technologies and healthcare data analytics
  • Mar 2016 (Co-I). Biometric counter-spoofing by liveness detection for mobile devices. DSTL. £25,250 (pre-ethical approval)
  • Feb 2015 (Co-I). Epilepsy Networks – Joined Up Thinking For Better Care. Technology Strategy Board (TSB). £722,049
  • July 2014 (Co-I). Supporting data-driven urban agriculture with “Internet of Plants” technology. EPSRC. £49,386
  • Jan 2013 (PI). Cognitive and Behaviour Concepts of Cyber Activities. DSTL. £20,826
  • May 2013 (Co-I). Creativity Greenhouse: Digital Brain Switch. EPSRC. £719,869
  • Sep 2012 (PI): Kinetic User Interfaces and Multiuser 3D Virtual Worlds for Older People. EPSRC, Total Funding: £121,746
  • May 2012 (PI). Autonomously assessing influence of an individual based on their social network postings. DSTL. Total Funding: £69,955
  • May 2012 (Co-I) An interactive computer-based intervention to increase condom use: intervention development and pilot trial. NIHR, Total Funding: £507,017
  • Dec 2011 (Co-I): Use of Natural User Interfaces to Mediate Conflict Resolution Among Young People. Kent County Council. Total Funding: £31,500
  • Dec 2010 (PI): Brain Computer Interfaces and Emotion Detection. University of Kent. Total funding: £9,705
  • Oct 2010 (PI): Investigating measure for communication effectiveness. Graham care home. Total funding: £13,918
  • Oct 2010 (Co-I): Video communication for care home. Vision4Technology, £4,000
  • Apr 2010 (Co-I): Supporting the use of social networks by young people to address concerns about anti social behaviour. Anti-social behaviour. Customer-led Innovation Fund. Total funding: £60,160
  • Jun 2009 (PI): A Usability Evaluation for ProQuest Website. Funded by ProQuest. Total funding: £11,900
  • Nov 2008 (Co-I): Social Software Technologies and Learning Experience. Funded by JISC. Total funding: £14,861
  • Nov 2008 (PI): Social Learning in 3D Virtual Worlds. Funded by JISC. Total funding: £5,000
  • Oct 2007 (PI): Sociability in 3D Virtual Worlds. Funded by City University London research fellowship. Total funding: £ 80,000
  • Jul 2008 (PI): Usability of Second Life with Eye Tracking. Funded by City University Pump Priming Scheme. Total funding: £5,000
  • Sep 2006 (PI): ESRC research method training. Total funding: £1,000