Dr Seray Ibrahim
Dr Seray Ibrahim is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at King’s College London. Her research focuses on digital health and draws on interdisciplinary perspectives from interaction design, assistive technology and psychology to consider how digital technology can support children’s communication, learning and mental wellbeing. She received her ESRC-funded PhD from IOE, UCL’s Faculty of Education and Society, with a thesis about designing for digitally-mediated in-person communication for children who have marked speech and physical differences. She worked as a Postdoctoral Researcher on the EU H2020-funded iRead Project which aimed to develop and evaluate personalised reading apps for primary school children. She has also held a UKRI ESRC Postdoctoral Fellowship with the aim of extending her PhD research to promote stakeholder engagement for re-thinking the design of assistive communication technologies. Prior to academia, Seray worked as Speech and Language Therapy within the NHS for +10 years, with clinical specialisms in neurodisability, assistive communication technology, autism and eating-drinking difficulties in babies and children.
Currently, Seray’s research focuses on re-envisioning the delivery of child mental health interventions with a focus on parenting support. She works within Dr Petr Slovak’s research group, as part of a UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship that is exploring how technology can be harnessed to transfer the learning and support for young people directly into the moments when they are emotionally struggling.
- Human computer interaction
- Interaction design and children
- User-centred design
- Digital health
- Mental health
- Design and disability