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Keith Cheverst supervises 2 postgraduate research students. Some of the students have produced research profiles, these are listed below:

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Dr Keith Cheverst


Keith Cheverst


Lancaster University


Lancaster LA1 4WA

United Kingdom

Tel: +44 1524 510312

Location: C42

Research overview

My research over the last decade has focused on exploring the obdurate problems associated with the user-centred design of interactive systems (typically systems that utilise mobile and/or ubicomp technologies) in complex or semi-wild settings and the deployment and longitudinal study of these systems in order to gain insights into issues of user adoption and appropriation. Current projects include ‘SHARC’ which is supporting the co-design of technology for the Shared Curation of local history in a rural community and ‘EXTRAMS’, a project investigating the potential to exploit GPS sensing on a mobile phone to georeference traditional You-Are-Here map signage.

PhD supervision

Supporting the co-design of technology for the Shared Curation of local history in a rural community


My research profile can be broken down to the following four areas/approaches: i) Studying the Human Computer Interaction issues associated with mobile applications (Mobile HCI), ii) Understanding the Human Computer Interaction issues associated with adaptive/proactive interactive systems that act on behalf of the user, and, iii) Exploring the potential of situated digital displays to support coordination and community, and,iv) studying and pioneering the combined use of technology probes, participatory design methods and longitudinal evaluation – techniques now considered core to ‘in the wild’ research.

Career Details

Academic qualifications:

Doctor of Philosophy (1999)

1st Class B.Sc.Hons in Computer Science, Lancaster (1992)


Reader in HCI, School of Computing and Communications, Lancaster University, 2013 - present  

Senior Lecturer, School of Computing and Communications, Lancaster University,  2004 - 2013

Lecturer, Computing Department, Lancaster University,  1999 - 2004

Research Assistant, Computing Department, Lancaster University, 1993 - 1999

Professional Role

Editorial board member of Journals: ComC ‘Communications in Mobile Computing’ and JHCR ‘International Journal of Handheld Computing Research’

Associated Chair/Senior PC member of key conferences in my field: ACM CHI, ACM MobileHCI, UMAP, IUI, Interact, MUM

Longstanding and current member of ACM Mobile HCI conference Steering Committee and past chair

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