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This page provides a chronological list of all the papers we have published in academic journals and conferences.


Sustar, H. et al., 2013. Using Popular Culture to Enable Health Service Co-Design with Young People. In Proceedings of EAD 2013 - Crafting the Future. Gothenburg, Sweden.


Bowen, S. & Wolstenholme, D., 2012. Service Innovation for Living Well with Type 1 Diabetes, Designing Wellbeing Workshop Paper. In Proceedings of DIS2012. Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, UK.

Petrelli, D. et al., 2012. Digital Christmas: an exploration of festive technology. In Proceedings of the Designing Interactive Systems Conference on - DIS '12. New York, New York, USA: ACM Press, pp. 348-357. Available at:

Dexter, M., Atkinson, P. & Dearden, A.M., 2012. Open Design and Medical Products: Irreconcilable Differences or Natural Bedfellows? In Participatory Design Conference 2012. Roskilde, Denmark.

Dexter, M. & Jackson, C., 2012. Making Space: The Future Places, Tools and Technologies for Open Design. In International Committee for Design History and Design Studies 2012: Territories, Concepts, Technologies. São Paulo, Brazil, p. 348. Available at:

Wolstenholme, D. et al., 2012. Using design in health: a workshop. In Royal College of Nursing International Research Conference. Harrogate.

Dearden, A.M. et al., 2012. Midwives, Obesity and Mobile Technology (MOMTech): a User Centred Healthcare Design. In Fourth International Conference on Human Computer Interaction. India.

Furness, P.J. et al., 2012. Maternal obesity support: Perspectives of women and midwives. In British Psychological Society, Division of Health Psychology Conference. Liverpool.

Soltani, H. et al., 2012. Women's and Midwives' Perspectives on the Design of a Text Messaging Support for Maternal Obesity Services: An Exploratory Study. Journal of obesity, 2012, p.835464. Available at:

Bec, R., 2012. Creating Physically Active Games for Young Adolescents. In Proceedings of IDC 2012. Bremen, Germany. Available at: .

Sustar, H.,, Fisher, M., & Dearden, A., 2012. Using creative methods to co-design healthcare services with young people (with type 1 diabetes) . In ICLCity 2012 . London : Centre for Innovation, Creativity and Leadership . Available at:


Bowen, S. & Petrelli, D., 2011. Remembering today tomorrow: Exploring the human-centred design of digital mementos. International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, 69(5), pp.324-337. Available at:

Bowen, S. et al., 2011. Designing Engagement. In Design4Health 2011. Sheffield, UK.

Bec, R., 2011. Designing Gener-G , the Human Energy Trading Game. In Proceedings of D4H 2011. Sheffield, UK. Available at:

Bowen, S. et al., 2011. Different Views: Including Others in Participatory Health Service Innovation. In J. Burr, ed. Proceedings of PINC 2011. Sønderborg, Denmark: University of Southern Denmark, pp. 230-236. Available at:

Morrison, C. et al., 2011. Enhancing PPI in the design of health services and technologies "From passive consultation to active creative engagement". In Delivering better health services: SDO Network and HSRN annual conference. Liverpool.

Furness, P.J. et al., 2011. Maternal Obesity Support Services: A qualitative study of the perspectives of women and midwives. BMC pregnancy and childbirth, 11(1), p.69. Available at:


Wolstenholme, D. et al., 2010. Design-Led Service Improvement for Older People. Australasian Medical Journal, 3(8), pp.465-470. Available at:[]=377&path[]=632

Dexter, M. et al., 2010. Participatory Design Methodologies Used to Effect Change in a Healthcare Environment. In Design Research Conference. Spokane, Washington. Available at:

Wolstenholme, D. et al., 2010. Participatory Design with Health and Social Care Institutions An Interactive workshop at the 2010 PDC Conference. In Proceedings of PDC 2010. Sydney, Australia.

Bowen, S. et al., 2010. Participatory Healthcare Service Design and Innovation. In Proceedings of PDC 2010. pp. 155-158. Available at:

Dearden, A. et al., 2010. Pervasive Healthcare in Lived Experience: Thinking Beyond the Home. In Position paper for workshop on Pervasive Healthcare in the Home, Pervasive Health Conference 2010. Munich, Germany. Available at:

Dearden, A. et al., 2010. User Centred Design and Pervasive Health: A Position Statement from the User Centred Healthcare Design Project. In Position paper for workshop on User Centred Design of Pervasive Healthcare Applications, Pervasive Health Conference 2010. Munich, Germany. Available at:

Bowen, S. et al., 2010. User-centred healthcare design: A new model of engagement. In Royal College of Nursing International Research Conference. The Sage Gateshead, Newcastle Gateshead, North East England, UK.

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