Research interests: Human-computer interaction; Digital Civics; Ubiquitous computing; Social Computing; Interaction design; ITC4D.

Professor Patrick Olivier is world-renowned human-computer interaction expert. He joined the Societal Informatics Research Group at the Monash University Faculty of Information Technology in December 2018. He works alongside social informatics and human-centred computing experts to develop digital services to address matter of social justice and inequality. “I have been impressed with the University’s commitment to socially impactful innovation. Some of my research interests include the application of social and ubiquitous technologies in education, public health and social justice, the development of new approaches to interaction and human-centred design methods. I am committed to the pursuit of processes by which people can be involved in creation of technology and digital services. The idea of a transition from a transactional service towards a more relational model of services where citizens have a role to play, providing a platform for collaboration but also exchange of experience and resources.”