Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDyson School of Design Engineering

Senior Lecturer







Dyson BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





My research is in the fields of human factors, human-computer interaction, usability and cognitive engineering. I am particularly interested in decision-making processes and how to design and evaluate effective interactive healthcare interventions to improve patient outcomes and reduce medical errors. I am a visiting lecturer in the Department of Population Health Sciences at King’s College London.

There are positions available in our research group for excellent prospective PhD students interested in human factors in healthcare. Please get in touch!

We are currently looking for exceptional candidates for the Imperial President’s PhD Scholarships, China Scholarship Council, the London Interdisciplinary Social Science Doctoral Training Partnership LISS DTP.

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Porat T, Burnell R, Calvo R, 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

Porat T, Liao Z, Curcin V, 2018, Engaging stakeholders in the design and usability evaluation of a decision aid to improve secondary stroke prevention., Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, Vol:247, ISSN:0926-9630, Pages:765-769

Porat T, Delaney BC, Kostopoulou, 2017, The impact of a diagnostic decision support system on the consultation: perceptions of GPs and patients, BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, Vol:17, ISSN:1472-6947

Sadler E, Porat T, Marshall I, et al., 2017, Shaping innovations in long-term care for stroke survivors with multimorbidity through stakeholder engagement, PLOS One, Vol:12, ISSN:1932-6203

Chana N, Porat T, Whittlesea C, et al., 2017, Improving specialist drug prescribing in primary care using task and error analysis: an observational study, British Journal of General Practice, Vol:67, ISSN:0960-1643, Pages:E157-E167

Kostopoulou O, Porat T, Corrigan D, et al., 2017, Diagnostic accuracy of GPs when using an early-intervention decision support system: a high-fidelity simulation, British Journal of General Practice, Vol:67, ISSN:1478-5242, Pages:e201-e208

Porat T, Oron-Gilad T, Rottem-Hovev M, et al., 2016, Supervising and controlling unmanned systems: a multi-phase study with subject matter experts, Frontiers in Psychology, Vol:7, ISSN:1664-1078

Porat T, Kostopoulou O, Woolley A, et al., 2015, Eliciting user decision requirements for designing computerized diagnostic support for family physicians, Journal of Cognitive Engineering and Decision Making, Vol:10, ISSN:1555-3434, Pages:57-73

Inbar O, Joost G, Hemmert F, et al., 2014, Tactful calling: investigating asymmetric social dilemmas in mobile communications, Behaviour & Information Technology, Vol:33, ISSN:0144-929X, Pages:1317-1332

Porat T, Tractinsky N, 2012, It's a Pleasure Buying Here: The Effects of Web-Store Design on Consumers' Emotions and Attitudes, Human-Computer Interaction, Vol:27, ISSN:0737-0024, Pages:235-276

Porat T, Oron-Gilad T, Meyer J, 2009, Task-dependent processing of tables and graphs, Behaviour & Information Technology, Vol:28, ISSN:0144-929X, Pages:293-307


Porat T, Tractinsky N, 2008, Affect as a Mediator between Web-Store Design and Consumers' Attitudes toward the Store, Affect and Emotion in Human-Computer Interaction From Theory to Applications, Editor(s): Peter, Beale, Springer, ISBN:9783540850991

Porat T, Tractinsky N, 2008, The Effects of Perceived Web-Store Design Characteristics on Consumers' Affective States and Attitudes towards the Store, Design & Emotion


Liang SF, Porat T, Tapuria A, et al., 2016, MeTMapS-Medical terminology mapping system, AMIA Joint Summits in Translational Science, ISSN:1613-0073

Porat T, Schclar A, Shapira B, Mate – A Mobile Analysis Tool for Usability Experts. CHI’ 2013 Conference Proceedings, CHI’ 2013 Conference Proceedings

Porat T, Rief I, Puzis R, et al., LoOkie – It Feels Like Being There, proposing a social mobile application, CHI’ 2011 Conference Proceedings

Porat T, Oron-Gilad T, Silbiger J, et al., 'Castling Rays' a Decision Support Tool for UAV-Switching Tasks, CHI’ 2010 Conference Proceedings

Porat T, Tractinsky N, 2008, Affect as a Mediator between Web-Store Design and Consumers' Attitudes toward the Store, 3rd Workshop on Emotion in Human-Computer Interaction held at the Annual Conference of the British-HCI-Group, SPRINGER, Pages:142-153, ISSN:0302-9743

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