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Dr. Joan Cahill

Research Fellow (Psychology)

Joan has worked as a Senior Researcher and Principal Investigator with the Centre for Innovative Human Systems (CIHS, formerly APRG) since 2005. During this time, Joan has worked on several projects; (1) Pilot Lived Experience & Wellbeing Project, (2) New Technologies to Support Assisted Living (National Project, Industry/Academia Collaboration, Oneview Healthcare), (3) ProAct (Horizon 2020), (4) the A-PiMod Project (EU Commission, FP7), (5) the Alicia project (EU Commission, FP7), (6) the Wing Walker project (sponsored by Enterprise Ireland) and (7), the HILAS project (EU Commission, FP6). In addition, Joan has worked on several industry/academia collaborations. Before joining TCD, Joan worked for seven years in the area of Human Computer Interaction (HCI) and Information Design, with a range of software companies and HCI consultancies. After finishing a FAS course in Web Design and Development in 1998, Joan worked as an Information Architect/Usability Engineer for ebeon. Between 2000 and 2002, Joan worked as a Usability Engineer/HCI Consultant for Frontend Ltd. Joan also worked as the HCI Manager for Aircraft Management Technologies (AMT), between 2002 and 2004. During the time, Joan led the HCI re-design of AMT's electronic flight bag (EFB) product - Flightman.
  Accidents   Aeronautics   Aerospace Technology   Ageing   Air Transport Technology   Air Transportation   Applied information systems   Applied Psychology   Automation   Aviation Technology   Behaviour Change   Business Organisation and Processes   Contemporary mental healthcare   Decision support tools   Design Engineering   Digital Ethics   Distributed systems   ELECTRONIC HEALTHCARE RECORD   Engineering Psychology   Ergonomics   Evaluating health care interventions   Flight Control   HEALTH CARE   Human computer interactions   Human Factors   Human Factors in Engineering   Human-Computer Interaction   Identity   Imaging and Computer Vision   Industrial Psychology   Industrial Systems Engineering   Information Design   Information management   Information systems development   Information Theory   Intelligent agents   Knowledge and data engineering   Knowledge Management   MENTAL-HEALTH-CARE   Multimedia   Nonverbal Communication   Operations management   Organisation design, development, theory, behaviour   Organizational Theory and Behavior   Phenomenology   Safety   Software Engineering   Systems analysis and models development   Systems Engineering   Transport psychology and safety   Transportation   Transportation Engineering   Wellbeing   Work Related Stress
 Human Factors & Ethics Canvas
 Pilot Lived Experience & Wellbeing Project
 New Technologies Supporting Assisted Living
 Applying Pilot Models for Safer Operations

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Details Date From Date To
Member of ACM SIGCHI 2003 2019
Safety in Health Systems Special Interest Group 2016 2019
Irish Ergonomics Society September 2019
Ethical Issues in the New Digital Era: The Case of Assisting Driving in, Ethics, Laws, and Policies for Privacy, Security, and Liability, London, UK, Intechopen, 2020, pp1 - 30, [Cahill, J., Cromie, S., Crowley, K, Kay, A., Gormley M, Kenny, E., Hermman, S, Doyle, C, Hever, A and Ross, R ], Notes: [DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.88371.], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI  URL
Cahill J., Turney B., Wetherall S., Khan H., McGrath M., Widlicki I., Digital Transformation of Prostate Cancer Pathway and Optimizing Patient Experience, Patient Safety and Clinical Professionalism, In Digital Human Modeling and Applications in Health, Safety, Ergonomics and Risk Management. Healthcare Applications. HCII 2019. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 11582., vol 11582, Springer, Cham, 2019, 3 - 22pp, Notes: [In: Duffy V. (eds) Digital Human Modeling and Applications in Health, Safety, Ergonomics and Risk Management. Healthcare Applications. HCII 2019. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 11582. Springer, Cham pp 3-22.], Book, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
Cahill, J., Cullen, P., & Gaynor, K. , Pilot Wellbeing & Work Related Stress (WRS), 20th International Symposium on Aviation Psychology, Dayton, Ohio, USA, 7 to 10 May 2019. , 2019, Notes: [], Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  URL
Cahill, J, Cullen P & Gaynor, K, Interventions to support the management of work-related stress (WRS) and wellbeing/mental health issues for commercial pilots , Cognition, Technology & Work, 2019, Notes: [ Springer London], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI  URL
Cahill, J, Portales, R, McLoughlin, S, Nagan N., Henrichs, B., and Wetherall, S., IoT/Sensor-Based Infrastructures Promoting a Sense of Home, Independent Living, Comfort and Wellness, Sensors - Special Issue From Sensors to Ambient Intelligence for Health and Social Care, 19, (3), 2019, p1 - 39, Notes: [], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI  URL
Cahill, J. McLoughlin, S., O Neil, N., Nagan, N., Brady, N., Henrichs, B., O Sullivan, S., & Bokser, S. , Using Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) technologies and machine learning to promote staff professionalism, resident safety and relationship centred care in a residential care context. , 2nd Annual Conference on Professionalism, RCSI, Dublin, July 2019., Dublin, Ireland, 9 July 2019, 2019, Poster, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  URL
Aviation Technologies in, editor(s)Melih Cemal Kuşhan , Adaptive Automation and the Third Pilot, Intech Publishing, 2018, pp3 - 23, [Cahill, J., Tiziana C Callari, Florian Fortmann, Stefan Suck, Denis Javaux, Andreas Hasselberg, Sybert H. Stoeve & Bas A. van Doorn], Notes: [ DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.73689.], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI  URL
Cahill, J., Cullen, P. & Gaynor, K. , Estimating the Impact of Work Related Stress on Pilot Wellbeing and Flight Safety, HWorkload Conference, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, September 20-21, edited by Longo, Luca, Leva, M. Chiara , 2018, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  URL
Cahill, J, Hurley, O & Mc Caughan, C, Addressing Teamwork Problems in Healthcare: Lessons learned from Systemic Approaches in Aviation and Teamwork Approaches in Sport. , British Journal of Healthcare Management, Volume 24 , (Issue 9), 2018, p448 - 457, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
Cahill, J., McLoughlin, S., & Wetherall, S, The Design of New Technology Supporting Wellbeing, Independence and Social Participation, for Older Adults Domiciled in Residential Homes and/or Assisted Living Communities, Technologies, 6, (1), 2018, p1 - 33, Notes: [doi:10.3390/technologies6010018], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI  URL

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Joan Cahill, 'Version 1, one zero one Postcast, Episode #5: Joan Cahill, TCD on The Ethical Challenges of AI.', 2019, -, Broadcast, PUBLISHED
Cullen, P., Cahill, J. & Gaynor, K. , Understanding Pilot Wellbeing & the Impact of Work Related Stress. , Aerospace Mental Health and Wellbeing Conference, RAeS London, May 22 - 23, 2019, 2019, Royal Aeronautical Society., Invited Talk, PUBLISHED
AvioFit, Wellbeing in Aviation Summit, 25 April 2019, In:Wellbeing in Aviation Summit, 2019, Irish Aviation Authority, Dublin, Ireland, Notes: [Cullen, P., Cahill, J. & Gaynor, K. Understanding Pilot Wellbeing & the Impact of Work Related Stress. ], Meetings /Conferences Organised, PUBLISHED
Joan Cahill & Oneview Healthcare, Submission to the Royal Commission on Aged Care -The Application of Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) technologies in community living environments to promote resident wellness and safety/quality care delivery , Royal Commission, Australia, April , 2019, Report, PUBLISHED
Joan Cahill, CIHS White Paper: The Specification of a 'Human Factors and Ethics' Canvas for Socio-technical Systems, 2019, Working Paper, PUBLISHED
Cullen, P., Cahill, J. & Gaynor, K. , Understanding Pilot wellbeing and its impact on flight safety, Royal Aeronautical Society, Annual Conference, London, UK, 24 April, 2018, 2018, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Cahill, J & McLoughlin, S. , Biopsychosocial models of wellness and the human factors design of new technologies for older adults domicile in residential homes and assisted living communities. , The National Medtech & Biotech Summit, Dublin, March 14, 2018, 2018, Conference Paper, PRESENTED
Pilot mental health - the lived experience. , Cullen, P., Cahill, J. & Gaynor, K., Focus, United Kingdom, Flight Safety Committee (UKFSC)[ed/s], March, UK:, United Kingdom, Flight Safety Committee (UKFSC), 2018, 15 - 20, Critical Edition (Chapter), PUBLISHED
Cahill, J, Improving leadership/teamwork in healthcare/nursing practice (and enhancing patient safety), through systemic based safety/human factors interventions linking to Crew Resource Management (CRM) theory, 2015, Working Paper, PUBLISHED
Joan Cahill(ed.), Preventing Aircraft Damage Conference, Human Factors Issues on the Ramp and Wing Watch Project, Dublin, Ireland, 14-16 April 2014, 2014, Notes: [Presentation given at conference], Proceedings of a Conference, PUBLISHED


Award Date
Winner of 2019 Societal Impact Award, TCD 2019
Nominated for 2019 One to Watch Award, TCD 2019
Nominated for 2018 Societal Impact Award, TCD 2018
Joan's overall research interests include: Human Factors, Cognitive Ergonomics/Human Computer Interaction, Information Design, Ethics, Phenomenology, Organisational Psychology, Aviation Psychology & Health Informatics. Specific research interests include: behaviour change, successful ageing, wellbeing, patient experience, patient safety, work analysis, intelligent work, adaptive automation, ethical A/IS, teamwork and professionalism, performance monitoring/management, work related stress, stress coping, mental health, safety/risk management, human error/reliability, performance management, incorporating psychological concepts in the design of new technology, designing technology to support social processes, cyber-psychology & philosophy of technology.