Maurice Mulvenna


    • Shore Road, Jordanstown Campus

      BT37 0QB Newtownabbey

      United Kingdom

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    1991 …2021

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    Maurice Mulvenna PhD, is Professor of Computer Science at Ulster University. Maurice’s research areas include artificial intelligence; data analytics; mental health and wellbeing; and assistive technologies. His most recent research focuses on working in partnership with mental health organisations, using artificial intelligence to uncover useful behavioural patterns in anonymised call and event data pertaining to crisis helplines, chatlines and suicidal behaviour in public places. He has served on 250 program committees and chaired several conferences, including the 32nd British Human-Computer Interaction conference in 2018, 31st European Cognitive Ergonomics Conference in 2019, the 5th IEEE International Conference on Internet of People in 2019 and the 7th International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Ageing Well and e-Health in Prague, Czech Republic in 2021 and 2022. He has also presented as an invited keynote speaker at international conferences and events in UK, Asia and Europe. Maurice has published over 400 internationally peer-reviewed publications including books, journal papers, conference and workshop papers and book chapters. He is principal investigator or investigator on more than 120 local, national and international research projects, bringing funding of over £10M to Ulster University and raising total project funds of over £51M. He also serves as an invited expert reviewer for national and international awards as well as many national and international research funding organisations. Maurice served for three years on UK Ofcom’s Advisory Committee on Older and Disabled People and currently serves on the editorial boards for academic journals including the Journal of Enabling Technologies and JMIR Rehabilitation and Assistive Technologies. In 2014, he was elected as a Board Member of the International Society for Gerontechnology (ISG), where he continues to serve. Maurice is also a past winner of the European €200,000 IST Grand Prize, has won with colleagues the Best Innovation in Practice Award at the Dementia Care Awards, the Societal Impact Award at the UK National KTP Best of the Best Awards 2020 and recently won Highly Commended for the Mobile App of the Year at the 2021 Digital DNA Awards for the InspireD reminiscence for dementia app. He also won the Inaugural Award for Industry-Academic Collaboration from the Centre for Behaviour Change Conference on Behaviour Change for Health: Digital and Other Innovative Methods, in 2019 with colleagues.

    Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

    External positions

    Steering Group member, Dementia Engaged & Empowered Derry & Strabane (DEEDS)

    2019 → …

    Chair, Cedar Foundation, Cedar Foundation

    1 Jan 2017 → …

    Vice-Chair of Executive Committee, Cedar Foundation, Cedar Foundation

    Jun 2015Dec 2016

    Member, Strategic Management Group , Derry/Londonderry Dementia (DEED) Friendly City Project


    Member of Executive Committee, Cedar Foundation, Cedar Foundation

    Dec 2011 → …

    Member, Ofcom Advisory Committee on Older and Disabled People, UK Office of Communications (Ofcom)

    1 Jul 200830 Jun 2011


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