School of Computing

Staff Profiles

Dan Jackson

Senior Research Associate


I am a Senior Research Associate within the School of Computing at Newcastle University. Based in Open Lab, a cross-disciplinary research environment, I collaborate on the development of research systems and prototypes, engineering solutions for projects that use a diverse range of technologies. My primary research interests are with human-computer interaction with a focus on the areas of ubiquitous/pervasive computing and technologies that support health and wellbeing.  After graduating in 2001 with an MEng in Computer Systems and Software Engineering from the University of York, I worked for several years at Lexicle Ltd., where I helped to produce a state-of-the-art web-based 3D embodied conversational agent, and have provided consultancy in ubiquitous computing and computer vision.


My research is in the areas of ubiquitous computing and technologies that support health and wellbeing. I helped to establish the Open Movement platform, whose AX3 device has been widely used in movement research and population studies. This has underpinned my recent work focussed on movement sensing with wearable computing, including projects supporting people with conditions such as Parkinson's and stroke. More broadly in health and wellbeing, my projects have included systems to support exergaming and safe walking for people with degenerative conditions, video coaching, reflection within counselling, population weight-loss, and nutrition. Previous work includes sensor-instrumented environments that assist their users, for education or additional support. More widely my research has involved novel interaction technologies with media, mobile devices, tabletop surfaces, telepresence and virtual/augmented environments.

For more information on specific research, see: Open Lab - Dan Jackson, Google Scholar - Dan Jackson.