Professor Rita Orji

Persuasive Technology for Health and Wellness - Professor Rita Orji

2:00pm - 3:00pm / Wednesday 28th April 2021
Type: Webinar / Category: Department / Series: WiT (Women in Technology) Lecture Series
  • Suitable for: Staff, students and anyone with an interest in the subject
  • Admission: Free
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Guest Speaker: Professor Rita Orji - Computer Science Professor at Dalhousie University, Canada
The talk will be approximately 20-25 minutes, and will be followed by a Q/A session.

In this talk, the speaker will share ways of designing Persuasive Technologies interventions to promote health and wellness among target populations. Firstly the speaker will show ways that Persuasive Technologies interventions can be tailored to specific populations, individuals, or health conditions in order to increase their effectiveness at achieving desired outcomes such as increased utilization, adherence, motivation, and improved health.

Professor. Rita Orji is a Canada Research Chair in Persuasive Technology, and a Computer Science Professor at Dalhousie University, Canada where she directs the Persuasive Computing Lab. Her research in the area of Human-Computer Interaction focuses on designing interactive technologies that empower people, improve lives, and contribute to solving many societal problems. She applies her work to tackle real-life problems in various domains including improving a wide range of health and wellness outcomes such as mental health, healthy eating, physical activity, smoking cessation, sexual and other health risk behaviours. She has won many competitive funding from agencies and governments around the world to support her work.