PhD Research student
Aamna joined the Center of HCID in February 2015 as a PhD student, where she researches how technologies can impact an individuals attitude towards performing a target behaviour. She completed both her Masters and BSc(Hons) from City University London in Business Computing Systems Analysis and Informatics. She has worked as a Consultant on various projects alongside her course.
Her current research focuses on using persuasive technologies to motivate young adults to enter higher education. She is investigating why individuals from unrepresented groups (specifically from Low Participating Neighbourhoods) do not enter higher education; how their attitude is different, overall impacting their ability to make informed decisions about their future.
Thesis title: Persuasive Technology in Education – Motivating Young Adults to Enter Higher Education
PhD supervisors: Stephanie Wilson and Dr Simone Stumpf.
Toor, A., 2016. Persuasive Technology in Education: Motivating Individuals to Enter Higher Education. In Proceedings of the 30th International BCS Human Computer Interaction Conference (HCI 2016). eWIC BCS.
Toor, A., 2016. Persuasive Technology in Education: Motivating Individuals to Enter Higher Education. In Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Persuasive Technology (p. 120). ACM.