Appeared on BBC Radio 4's flagship consumer programme You and Yours. We tested the accuracy of various wearable gym gadgets. LINK
Spoke briefly to Stephen Nolan on BBC Radio 5 live: Moving to Daylight Savings Time could be bad for you. This was repeated on BBC Radio 2. Related piece in The Daily Mail here.
PhD Advert: Enhancing our Understanding of Digital Traces. (Deadline 4th April).
Altmetric summary of attention for PLoS MEDICINE article can be viewed here.
Article on the effectiveness of fitness trackers - published in The Conversation.
Paper published in PLoS MEDICINE - 'The rise of consumer health wearables: Promises and barriers'.
Live interview on The Jon McComb Show via CKNW Radio. Hear it here.
Paper published in IEEE Xplore - 'Mobile app for stress monitoring using voice features'.
Live interview on the science and myths behind 'that Friday feeling' on the Moncrieff show via Newstalk FM. Hear it here.
Paper accepted Piwek, L., Ellis, D. A., Andrews, S. and Joinson, A. (in press). The rise of consumer wearables: Promises and barriers. PLoS MEDICINE.
Paper published in Frontiers in Psychology - 'Thinking outside the box: Developing dynamic data visualisations for psychology with Shiny'.
Paper accepted Ellis, D. A. and Merdian, H. L. (in press). Thinking outside the box: Developing dynamic data visualizations for psychology with Shiny. Frontiers in Psychology.
Paper published in PLoS ONE - 'Beyond Self Report: Tools to Compare Estimated and Real-World Smartphone Use'. Media coverage here.
Article on Daylight Savings Time - published in The Conversation.
Conference paper accepted - Sandulescu, V., Dobrescu, R., Marinez Mozos, O., Andrews, S. and Ellis, D. (2015). Mobile app for stress monitoring using voice features. E-health and Bioengineering Conference (EHB). Proceedings will be published in IEEE.
I will be moving to Lancaster University in October.
Paper accepted Andrews, S., Ellis, D. A., Shaw, H. and Piwek, L. (in press) Beyond self report: Tools to compare estimated and real-world smartphone use. PLoS ONE.
Attended the BPS Developmental Section and Social Section Annual Conference in Manchester.
Job Advert: Research Assistant. To work with a multi-disciplinary team in pioneering health service research on the epidemiology of serial missed appointments in the NHS (Deadline 6th October).
Paper published in PeerJ - 'Watch-wearing as a marker of conscientiousness'.
Paper published in PLoS ONE - 'Mental representations of weekdays'. Media coverage here.
Paper accepted Ellis, D. A. and Jenkins R. (in press) Watch-wearing as a marker of conscientiousness. PeerJ .
Paper accepted Ellis, D. A., Wiseman, R. and Jenkins R. (in press). Mental representations of Weekdays. PLoS ONE.
Conference paper accepted - Conchie, S. C, Taylor, P. J., McCelland, D. and Ellis, D. A. (2015). Promoting errors in groups: What disrupts performance and when? Symposium to be presented at the 28th Annual International Association for Conflict Management (IACM), June 28-July 1, Florida, USA.
Some grant success via the Chief Scientist Office.
Conference paper accepted - Andrews S., Ellis, D. A. and Shaw, H. (2015). Smartphone data: Developing a new methodological approach for social psychology. Talk to be presented at the British Psychology Society - Developmental and Social Section Annual Conference, September 9-11, Manchester, UK.
Paper published in Artificial Computation in Biology and Medicine - 'Stress detection using wearable physiological sensors'.
Secured UROS funding for a project entitled 'Big Data and psychology: Moving from static to dynamic data visualisations'. Funds will employ a research assistant over the summer.
Awarded a small ESRC/NCRM training bursary.
PrePrint now online (this is currently under review). Ellis, D. A. and Jenkins, R. (2015). Wristwatches predict personality and punctuality. PeerJ PrePrints 3:e1219. https://dx.doi.org/10.7287/peerj.preprints.989v1
Conference paper accepted - Sandulescu, V., Andrews, S., Ellis, D. A., Bellotto, N. and Martinez Mozos, O. (2015). Stress detection using wearable physiological sensors. International work-conference on the interplay between natural and and artificial computation (IWINAC2015). Proceedings will be published in Springer LNCS.
Met with a number of senior statisticians @ The Scottish Government.
A study currently being run by Psych Sensor Lab PhD student Heather Shaw has been featured on The University of Lincoln Public Engagement Page.
Elective module on Big Data, Smartphones, Wearable Technology and Ambulatory Assessment started this week. Slides can be found here.
Some grant success in collaboration with Unilever and Professor Paul Taylor at Lancaster University.
Gave an invited talk to the Psychology Social Minds forum @ The University of York.
Attended an interdisciplinary event with Netpropagate Systems Ltd, which focused on technology and loneliness.
Currently running a study RE crime anxiety with @YouGainNothing. If you have a spare 10 minutes, please take part.
Hosted Dr Lukasz Piwek from the University of the West of England who gave a guest seminar talk entitled 'Wearables and apps for behaviour change: promises and barriers'.
Attended the 5th Annual Lancaster University/University of Twente Summer Research School. My talk was entitled New toys, new data, but what to do?
Psychology Sensor Lab is awarded a TSB Innovation Voucher from Netpropagate Systems Ltd. This research aims to explore how emerging technologies can assist vulnerable groups.
A new Research Fellow, Sally Andrews has joined the lab. Sally was previously a member of Abderdeen Face Lab at The University of Aberdeen.
Attended a British Academy Early Career Research Networking Event entitled The Mind Across Cultures at The University of York. 10/10.
Poster presented at the British Association for Psychopharmacology summer meeting in Cambridge. Awareness and use of prescription stimulants: The influence of personality (Moore, Ellis and Pennington).
A few members of Psychology Sensor Lab met in London to discuss new and ongoing research projects.
BITalino physiological sensor and related equipment has arrived