Mr Matt Wood

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About me

I am a critical social psychologist working predominantly in the field of Human Computer Interaction (HCI). I am broadly interested in the qualitative dimensions of social computing, often using innovative design methods.

In my research and collaborations, I have used a variety of mediums such as workshops, games, performance and even badge making in examining the intersection of gender/sexual identity, design and digital technology. This has included designing digital technologies for young people’s sexual health and wellbeing, but also critically examining the implications of these interventions.

I am also a member of the Story Completion Research Group, a method I introduced to HCI in a paper about Virtual Reality Pornography. With Nikki Hayfield I combined the method with a visual Bitstrips task, and I discussed story completion alongside methodological innovation with Celia Kitzinger, both featuring in a 2019 special issue on the method.

See Google Scholar for a full list of my publications.

Outside of academia I am also a puppeteer.

I tweet at @MattyWood.

Area of expertise

Qualitative Methods, Human Sexuality, Human Computer Interaction


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