About me

Adrian Clear is a Senior Research Fellow in Digital Living in the Department of Computing and Information Sciences at Northumbria University. Prior to Northumbria, he was a Senior Research Associate in Open Lab in Newcastle University, working on the EPSRC project, 'Pervasive Sensing for Collaborative Facilities Manangement'. Previously, he worked as a Senior RA in the School of Computing and Communications at Lancaster University, where he is a member of the Socio-Digital Sustainability (SDS) research group. At Lancaster, Adrian was researcher co-investigator on the EPSRC-funded Research in the Wild project entitled Encouraging low carbon food shopping with ubicomp interventions. He has recently worked on the EPSRC-funded TEDDI project, Informing energy choices using ubiquitous computing and the ESRC-funded Sustainability project, Sustainable Carbon Counters.

Adrian is interested in HCI and sustainability in the home, the workplace, and the city. His work covers various domains including thermal comfort, energy, and food, and involves qualitative and quantitative methods, sensor data analysis, infovis, and designing digital technologies for reshaping everyday practices in more sustainable ways. Prior to his work at Lancaster, Adrian completed his PhD, titled 'Engineering pervasive systems using interactive visualisation', at UCD Dublin before working as a postdoctoral researcher at Orange Labs, Grenoble in the area of sensor data fusion for home automation and sustainable living.

Adrian's research interests include ubiquitous computing, HCI, context-awareness, sustainability, quantitative and qualitative study methods, and information visualisation.