In my research I’m interested in taking a step back and seeing the bigger picture, in understanding the context and systems surrounding human experience and behaviour, in making connections between disciplines.

I try to remain open to what presents itself and critical of the established modes of thinking of the fields I work within (art, psychology, interaction design). I am conscious of the ethics and utility of research on human emotion, thought and behaviour; I recognize the stunning complexity of human beings and promote caution when interpreting any research conducted in such a multifaceted and subjective domain.


I am currently doing an employment-based PhD with SilverCloud Health and Trinity College Dublin, exploring the design of a digital ‘readiness for change’ intervention to prepare and motivate clients for online therapy. This project is co-funded by the Irish Research Council.




Richards, D., Enrique, A., Palacios, J., Duffy, D., Jardine, J., … Tierney, K. (forthcoming). SilverCloud Health: Online mental health and wellbeing platform. In Digital Therapeutics: Scientific, Statistical, Clinical, and Regulatory Aspects. CRC press.

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