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Dr Kellie Vella

Research Fellow
Science and Engineering Faculty
School of Computer Science
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Dr Kellie Vella researches human-computer interactions with a focus on social, wellbeing, and sustainable contexts. She draws upon theories and methods across the humanities (in particular, social and motivational psychology, ethnography, and participatory research) to better understand how to design, apply, and evaluate technologies. She has published in leading conferences and journals within the field of Human-Computer Interaction and has been navigating a research-driven career across numerous projects, including but not limited to, research on:

  • a mobile wellbeing application for young men (MindMax initiative: a collaboration between the AFLPA, University of Sydney and QUT, funded by Movember);
  • designing for interdisciplinary research in ecoacoustics collaborations;
  • technologies for disaster victim identification (Catapult);
  • home-based technologies to engage people with local nature;
  • and will be leading a project designed to reduce campsite waste at music festivals (NSW Environmental Education Trust, 2020-2024).


Author publications, as listed on QUT ePrints https://eprints.qut.edu.au/view/person/Vella,_Kellie.html

Research areas

Other information and computing sciences


Name: Dr Kellie Vella
Phone: +61 7 0403777304


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