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Katarzyna (Kathy) is a postdoc researcher at the INTERACT project, which aims to develop and evaluate a new intervention that will integrate the use of online CBT materials with therapist led CBT for depression. She is responsible for the design of the online platform and her role involves organising design workshops with patients and therapists, gathering requirements, sketching, prototyping, and running usability evaluations. The aim is to blend high intensity therapy with innovative use of technology to maintain the effectiveness of face-to-face CBT. Read more about the project.
She has recently completed her PhD at UCL Interaction Centre. Her research investigated how behaviour change apps could go beyond standard tracking and reminders to effectively facilitate the formation of medication habits by taking advantage of contextual cues and daily routines. Her work was affiliated with the CHI+MED project that focused on improving the usability of medical devices.
Katarzyna holds an MSc in Human-Computer Interaction with Ergonomics from UCL and a BSc in Computer Science from WSHE in Łódź, Poland. Her previous work explored ergonomic issues related to the use of tablet computers in an office environment. She also has several years of industry experience. Before starting her PhD, she worked as a freelance UX Designer and Business Intelligence Analyst at a large media company. She also co-founded Knry, an innovation startup that worked together with firefighters to develop an interactive wearable safety system.