The CHERISH-DE project is tasked with helping you begin collaborating and working on transformational ideas. Our team members offer a multitude of skills and experience across disciplines. The team welcomes queries and questions, please call (01792 606440) or email us if you want to find out about funding.
Meet the CHERISH-DE Team Members
Matt Jones - Principal Investigator
Professor Matt Jones is the Principal Investigator for the CHERISH-De project. He is passionate about extending the Digital Economy work pioneered in the UK, and is engaged in shaping research in mobile and ubiquitous HCI. He has been Visiting Fellow at Nokia Research Finland, and an IBM Faculty Award recipient for work on the Spoken Web. He received a Royal Society Wolfson Research merit Award (2014 – 2019) in recognition of his work in developing markets.
Jay Doyle - User Engagement Officer
Jay is responsible for communicating the opportunities offered by the centre to third party project partners and possible collaborators. Along with Rhiannon, she is also the main point of contact for academic and research staff at Swansea University with regards to CHERISH-DE funding opportunities. Her background is in business finance and corporate recovery, marketing and business development. And dog whispering.
Tashi Gyaltsen - Project Officer
Tashi leads on the UK-wide Digital Economy Crucible -- UK-wide leadership programme for emerging researchers from all disciplines and all UK universities -- and is passionate about nurturing the community of early career researchers from the programme. Through the leadership development programme, he also engages with industry (UK and overseas) to bring collaboration for academics and partnership to CHERISH-DE and to the University as a whole. Tashi also provides funding administration and project management support to the team. Tashi has a background in international development sector, having previously worked as a Project Manager in the international development arm of the BBC based in London, covering Asia as his portfolio.
He follows Formula 1 grand prix as a hobby, and has a passion for storytelling through media.
Doon MacDonald - Research Assistant
Doon provides research development support and technical expertise for projects funded by the Centre. Doon’s background is in human-computer interaction and sound. She takes a user-centred approach to design and evaluation and is inspired to continue exploring boundaries between the arts and Computer Science in order to create accessible and valuable user experiences.
Thomas Reitmaier - Research Assistant
Thomas provides research development support and technical expertise for projects funded by the Centre. Thomas' research centres on designing content creation toolkits and content sharing platforms with resource-constrained communities. He has a background in Mobile HCI/Interaction Design and has strong mobile protoyping and evaluation skills.
(Alumni) Rhiannon Egerton - User Engagement Officer
Rhiannon is responsible for communicating the opportunities offered by the centre to third party project partners and possible collaborators. Along with Jay, she is also the main point of contact for academic and research staff at Swansea University with regards to CHERISH-DE funding opportunities. Her background is in marketing and training & development.
(Alumni) Cinzia Giannetti - Postdoctoral Research Assistant
Cinzia has a passion in developing effective, reliable and usable digital product and services that can have a transformational impact on our lives and the society. She has a strong background in Software Engineering acquired both in commercial and academic environments, with experience in design and development of prototypes in collaboration with a wide range of stakeholders in Universities, SME and large organisations. In September 2016, Cinzia took up a Lectureship in Engineering.
(Alumni) Clare Henson - Project Manager
Clare oversees the planning, organization and reporting of the centre in collaboration with Professor Matt Jones and the project’s Steering Group. Clare’s background in Project Management within Higher Education Institutes is significant, and she has successfully managed European funded projects at Swansea University for the last four years.
Project Investigators' Homepages
Principal Investigator - Prof. Matt Jones
Co-Investigator - Dr. Markus Roggenbach
Co-Investigator - Prof. David Ford
Co-Investigator - Prof. Judith Phillips
Co-Investigator - Dr. Stuart Macdonald
Co-Investigator - Prof. Huw Bowen
Co-Investigator - Prof. Harold Thimbleby