Cookies and Privacy

The University uses cookies on this website to provide the best experience possible including delivering personalised content on this website, other websites and social media. By continuing to use the site you agree to this, or your can go to our cookie policy to learn more and manage your settings.

Chris Creed

Chris Creed

Associate Professor in Human-Computer Interaction

School of Computing and Digital Technology
0121 331 5419

Dr Chris Creed specialises in the area of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) and has extensive experience in leading collaborative technical projects exploring the use of innovative technologies. His core research interest is around the design and development of assistive technology for disabled people across a range of impairments. He also leads the MSc User Experience Design course and is the Director of Research Degrees in the School of Computing and Digital Technology. 

Prior to joining BCU, Dr Creed worked at the University of Birmingham for 12 years in both the School of Computer Science and the Digital Humanities Hub. He was the Principal Investigator on the AHRC funded D2ART project that explored the potential of digital technologies (e.g. eye gaze tracking, mid-air gesturing, facial expression switches, etc.) to support and transform practice for professional disabled visual artists. He was also the lead academic investigator on the AHRC CATH funded LEAP project that examined the accessibility of interactive experiences (e.g. large multi-touch tables) in public spaces.

Chris is currently leading on several research projects around HCI and disability such as investigating new interface techniques for supporting creative work via gaze/speech interaction, exploring novel wheelchair training approaches using mixed reality technologies, and making coding more accessible for people with physical impairments (which has received support through a Microsoft “AI for Accessibility” grant).

His research is multi-disciplinary in nature and has been conducted in close partnership with national charities, disability arts and accessibility organisations, special needs colleges, large arts/cultural partners, and disabled people. Dr Creed also has significant experience in working directly with industry and SMEs on multiple collaborative projects across a wide range of sectors.

Areas of Expertise
Postgraduate Supervision
Links and Social Media