Dr Rosemary J Thomas

I'm working as a Postdoctoral Researcher on the CONSUS project which is jointly funded by Science Foundation Ireland and Origin Enterprises. I work in the School of Computer Science at University College Dublin investigating on technology acceptance in the domain of eAgriculture.

I have a PhD in Computing Science from University of Aberdeen. I was also a STEM Ambassador. My core research interests are in persuasive technology, message framing, personality traits, argumentation schemes, behaviour change, data analytics, health, food and nutrition. I've taught courses in computing science. I've received SIGCHI Student Travel Grant for Intelligent User Interfaces (2017), from the Association for Computing Machinery and student bursary for AISB Convention (2018).

Recently, I worked as a Programming Analyst (Research Assistant) on the project WeValueFood at The Institute for Global Food Security, Queen's University Belfast awarded by The European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT).

Before that, I worked as a User Researcher (Research Assistant) on the project SSPEDI (Supporting Security Policy with Effective Digital Intervention) awarded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).

Background

I graduated with distinction in M.Sc. Information Technology from Heriot-Watt University. Before that, I worked over three years in Business Analysis and Business Development.