Dr Chelsea Dobbins

Senior Lecturer

School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
c.m.dobbins@uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 52005

Overview

Dr Chelsea Dobbins is a Senior Lecturer within the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) at The University of Queensland. Before relocating to Australia, Dr Dobbins was a full-time continuing Senior Lecturer within the Department of Computer Science at Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) in the UK (2013-2018). She has a background in Software Engineering and expertise in Digital Signal Processing, Applied Machine Learning and Human-Computer Interaction. Her research focuses on the detection of emotion using smartphones/wearable sensors and personal informatics. This includes areas such as lifelogging, affective computing, pervasive computing, digital health, human computer interaction, machine learning, mobile computing, mobile/wearable sensors, human digital memories, signal processing, and physiological computing. Her research has been supported by the UK's Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) for work related to developing a mobile lifelogging platform to detect negative emotions during real-life driving. In 2016 she received an ACM Computing Review Notable Article award for work related to mining multivariate temporal smart mobile data.

Research Interests

  • Lifelogging
    My overarching research focus is in the area of lifelogging, which feeds into multiple research interests listed below. I am interested in how aspects of our lives can be logged through the use of wearable sensors and mobile device data. This includes detecting emotion and mood using various signal processing and machine learning methods and applying this to psychology and digital health applications. I am also interested in how lifelogging data can be presented and visualized in a more meaningful manner to support HCI and provide a platform for self-reflection and self-improvement.
  • Affective Computing
  • Signal Processing
  • Physiological Computing
  • Human-Computer Interaction (HCI)
  • Digital Health
  • Mobile/Wearable Sensors
  • Pervasive Computing
  • Applied Machine Learning

Research Impacts

Featured in Magazines

New Scientist ("Lifelogging: Even your home appliances could do it," Issue 2951) and Times Higher Education (issue 2137).

Media Coverage of Research Outputs

Case study featured on Shimmer's website.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science (Honours), Liverpool John Moores University
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Liverpool John Moores University

Publications

  • Braunstein, Mark, Barry, Ben, Steel, Jim, Ukovich, Deanne, Grimes, John, Conlan, David, Jones, Sophie, Dobbins, Chelsea and Hansen, David (2024). CBL on FHIR: A FHIR-Based Platform for Health Professional Education. 19th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics - MEDINFO 2023, Sydney, NSW Australia, 8 - 12 July 2023. Amsterdam, Netherlands: IOS Press. doi: 10.3233/shti231148

  • Bhat, Srikrishna S., Dobbins, Chelsea, Dey, Arindam and Sharma, Ojaswa (2023). Multi-modal classification of cognitive load in a VR-based training system. 2023 IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality (ISMAR), Sydney, Australia, 16-20 October 2023. Piscataway, NJ, United States: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. doi: 10.1109/ismar59233.2023.00065

  • Mattison, Graeme, Canfell, Oliver J., Forrester, Doug, Dobbins, Chelsea, Smith, Daniel, Reid, David and Sullivan, Clair (2023). A step in the right direction: the potential role of smartwatches to support chronic disease prevention in health care. Medical Journal of Australia, 218 (9), 1-5. doi: 10.5694/mja2.51920

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Supervision

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Publications

Book Chapter

  • Stamp, Kellyann, Fairclough, Stephen H., Dobbins, Chelsea and Poole, Helen (2022). The influence of a neuroadaptive game as a distraction from pain: a fNIRS study. Current research in neuroadaptive technology. (pp. 95-116) edited by Stephen H. Fairclough and Thorsten O. Zander. London, United Kingdom: Academic Press. doi: 10.1016/b978-0-12-821413-8.00011-7

  • Dobbins, Chelsea and Fairclough, Stephen (2016). Lifelogging technologies to detect negative emotions associated with cardiovascular disease. Applied computing in medicine and health. (pp. 27-44) edited by Dhiya Al-Jumeily, Abir Hussain, Conor Mallucci and Carol Oliver. Waltham, MA United States: Morgan Kaufmann/Elsevier. doi: 10.1016/b978-0-12-803468-2.00002-3

  • Dobbins, Chelsea, Merabti, Madjid, Fergus, Paul and Llewellyn-Jones, David (2014). Capturing human digital memories for assisting memory recall. Advances in physiological computing. (pp. 211-234) London: Springer-Verlag London. doi: 10.1007/978-1-4471-6392-3_10

Journal Article

Conference Publication

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

Completed Supervision