Rafael A. Calvo, PhD (2000) is Professor at Imperial College London focusing on the design of systems that support wellbeing in areas of mental health, medicine and education, and on the ethical challenges raised by new technologies. In 2015 Calvo was appointed a Future Fellow of the Australian Research Council to study the design of wellbeing-supportive technology.
Some of my roles include:
- Director for Research at the Dyson School of Design Engineering.
- Co-lead (Imperial) at the Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence.
- Chief Investigator at Australian Research Hub on Digital Enhanced Living.
- Associate Investigator at the Australian Centre of Excellence in Autonomous Decision Making.
- Associate investigator NHMRC Centre of Centre of Research Excellence to Optimise Sleep in Brain Ageing.
- Ethics Advisory Board, Digital Catapult.
- Co-Editor of IEEE Transactions on Technology and Society.
- Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence
- Improving asthma care through personalised risk assessment and support from a conversational agent (EPSRC: project EP/W002477/1)
Publications in Google Scholar, I also Blog at positivecomputing.org (on design for wellbeing) and Medium (on design ethics).
More information at: rafael-calvo.com
et al., 2021, 'Vaccine Passports’ may backfire: findings from a cross-sectional study in the UK and Israel on willingness to vaccinate against Covid-19, Vaccines, Vol:9, ISSN:2076-393X, Pages:1-11
et al., 2019, Exploring user needs and preferences for mobile apps for sleep disturbance: mixed methods study, Jmir Ment Health, Vol:6, ISSN:2368-7959
et al., 2018, "Kiss myAsthma": using a participatory design approach to develop a self-management app with young people with asthma, Journal of Asthma, Vol:55, ISSN:0021-9134, Pages:1018-1027
Peters D, Calvo RA, Ryan RM, 2018, Designing for motivation, engagement and wellbeing in digital experience, Frontiers in Psychology, Vol:9, ISSN:1664-1078, Pages:1-15
et al., 2018, Toward impactful collaborations on computing and mental health, Journal of Medical Internet Research, Vol:20, ISSN:1438-8871, Pages:e49-e49
et al., 2017, Application of synchronous text-based dialogue systems in mental health interventions: systematic review, Journal of Medical Internet Research, Vol:19, ISSN:1438-8871, Pages:e267-e267
et al., 2016, A web-based telehealth training platform incorporating automated nonverbal behavior feedback for teaching communication skills to medical students: a randomized crossover study, Journal of Medical Internet Research, Vol:18, ISSN:1438-8871, Pages:1-9