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Alan Chamberlain

Senior Research Fellow, Faculty of Science




Dr Alan Chamberlain is currently a Senior Research Fellow in the Mixed Reality Lab at Nottingham. He has published numerous papers on many aspects of Human Computer Interaction and has successfully obtained funding for research projects. He is currently interested in the development of systems in real world settings (Research in the Wild). His main research interests are listed below. profile

Expertise Summary

Research interests

His research interests relate to real-world problems as articulated by various communities of practice and relate to Human Computer Interaction, Ethnography, Action Research, Participatory Design, Rural Aspects of Computing, and User Engagement in order to develop networks of people that are able to involve themselves in the practices of innovation and design.

Research Summary

Current Project

Living with Digital Ubiquity (Named Researcher)

FAST - Fusing Semantic and Audio Technologies for Intelligent Music Production and Consumption

The Magellan Project -

EPSRC EP/J000604/1 Co-investigator (Researcher), 2011 - 2012. Value £1,263,925 (full cost) (5 Million awarded to Nottingham).

EPSRC EP/J000604/2 Co-investigator (Researcher) 2012- 2015

Scaling the Rural Enterprise - EPSRC EP/I001816/1, Recognised Researcher (Named), 2010 - 2012. Value £230,515.

Bridging the Urban Rural Divide (BURD) - Scaling the Rural Enterprise,

Recent Publications

Past Research

Lead Proposer

CEKE Fellowship (PI) Collections, Community and Culture: Exploring the Nature of Heritage and Diaspora (2013)

HERMES Fellowship (PI) Building Early Career Capacity: big data communities, software and engineering (2013)

Convergence: Interdisciplinary Interpretations of People, Place and Pervasive Media, Troubadour Award (PI), Awarded from the grant: EPSRC Reference: EP/H024867/1 - Towards Pervasive Media

Performative Aspects of Pervasive Computing (PI) - Awarded from the grant: EPSRC Reference: EP/F013442/1 - UBICOMP Grand Challenge Award

Nano Histories (PI) - Awarded from the grant EPSRC Reference: EP/E018580 - Bridging the Gaps between Mathematics, ICT and Engineering

Rural Ubiquitous Computing (PI) - Awarded from the grant: EPSRC Reference: EP/F03038X/1 - The Challenge of Widespread Ubiquitous Computing


Riders Have Spoken: Designing and Evaluating an Archive for Replaying Interactive Performances - AHRC "Beyond Text Programme" Recognised Researcher (Named), 2010 - 2011. Value £12877.56 (full cost)

Research Council Involvement

2010 Bridging the Urban Rural Divide (RCUK/EPSRC) - Funding/Future Direction Workshop (Selected Member) Birmingham UK

2011 Early Career Meeting (EPSRC) Nottingham UK

School of Computer Science

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