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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) New Technologies to Support Assisted Living (National Project, Industry/Academia Collaboration, Oneview Healthcare), (2) ProAct (Horizon 2020), (3) the A-PiMod Project (EU Commission, FP7), (4) the Alicia project (EU Commission, FP7), (5) the Wing Walker project (sponsored by Enterprise Ireland) and (6), 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   Business Organisation and Processes   Contemporary mental healthcare   Decision support tools   Design Engineering   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   Imaging and Computer Vision   Industrial Psychology   Industrial Systems Engineering   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
 New Technologoies Supporting Assited Living
 Applying Pilot Models for Safer Operations
 Wing Watch

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Member of ACM SIGCHI 2003 2017
Safety in Health Systems special interest Group 2016 2017
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
Cahill, J., Geary, U., Douglas, E., Wilson, S, Ferria, M, Gilbert, B, User Requirements & the Production of Evidence: The Analysis of Incident Data to Identify User Requirements for a New Collision Detection and Avoidance Technology to Support Safe Ramp/Taxiway Operations', Cognition, Technology & Work, Online First Article, 2018, p1 - 25, Notes: [doi:10.1007/s10111-017-0457-8. Online ISSN 1435-5566 Print ISSN 1435-5558 Springer], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL  Other  Other
Joan Cahill, Una Geary, Ewan Douglas, Simon Wilson, Michael Ferreira, Brian Gilbert, User and design requirements and production of evidence: using incident analysis data to (1) inform user scenarios and bow ties, and (2) generate user and design requirements, Cognition, Technology & Work, 20, (1), 2018, p23--47 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Cahill, J., Power, D., Mackey, G., & McLoughlin, S., New technologies supporting patient re-enablement, relationship centred care, patient safety and wellness monitoring. , Inaugural Conference on Professionalism in Healthcare in Ireland, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Dublin, 12 April 2018, 2018, Poster, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text
Lived Experience, Stakeholder Evaluation and the Participatory Design of Assisted Living Technology in, editor(s)Peter Cudd, Luc de Witte , Studies in Health Technology and Informatics. Harnessing the Power of Technology to Improve Lives, The Netherlands, iOS Press, 2017, pp64 - 71, [Cahill, J, McLoughlin, S. & Wetherall, S ], Notes: [DOI10.3233/978-1-61499-798-6-64], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI  URL  Other  Other
Cahill, J, McLoughlin, S. & Wetherall, S , Lived Experience, Stakeholder Evaluation and the Participatory Design of Assisted Living Technology, AAATE 2017 Congress, Sheffield UK, September, 2017, iOS Press, 2017, Notes: [], Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  URL
Cahill, J, McLoughlin, S., & Blazek, D, The Design of New Technologies Addressing Independence, Social Participation &Wellness for Older People Domicile in Residential Homes, 2017 International Conference on Computational Science and Computational Intelligence: Health Informatics and Medical Systems (CSCI-ISHI) , Las Vegas, USA, 2017, IEEE Xplore Digital Library., 2017, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text
Cahill, J., Bokser, S. & McLoughlin, S, Addressing independence and lived experience: New Technologies to Support Wellness, Independent Living, Social Participation and Community Engagement, Seventh Interdisciplinary Ageing & Society Conference, Berkeley, Calafornia, USA, 2017, November, Common Ground Research Networks, 2017, Notes: [Paper presented at the Ageing and Society Conference], Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  URL
Cullen, P., Cahill, J. & Gaynor, K, Pilot wellbeing, Flight Safety Foundation 2017 - 70th International Air Safety Submit, Dublin, Ireland, October 23-25, 2017, 2017, Notes: [], Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  URL
Cahill, J Tiziana C Callari, Florian Fortmann, Stefan Suck, Denis Javaux, Andreas Hasselberg, Sybert H. Stoeve & Bas A. van Doorn, Automation and the Third Pilot: Managing Teamwork and Workload in an Airline Cockpit, Human Mental Workload: Models and Applications: Proceedings of the First Symposium on HWorkloads,, Dublin, June 2017, edited by Longo, Luca, Leva, M. Chiara , Springer, 2017, pp161 - 174, Notes: [ISBN 978-3-319-61060-3 ], Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  URL  Other

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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


Joan's overall research interests include: Human Factors, Cognitive Ergonomics/Human Computer Interaction, Organisational Psychology, Aviation Psychology, Technology in Healthcare and Phenomenology. Specific research interests include: Socio-technical Systems Theory, Human Computer Interaction Theory (e.g. Distributed Cognition, Group Supported Cooperative Work), patient safety, safety/risk management, assisted living, healthcare, technology-based interventions and supports in healthcare, teamwork and the application of non-technical skills in workplace settings, Crew Resource Management (CRM), performance management, well-being, incorporating psychological concepts in the design of new technology, designing technology to support social processes, assistive technologies, cyber-psychology, automation, philosophy of technology, work analysis and human error/reliability.