Andreas Balaskas

Andreas Balaskas

Post Doctoral Researcher

Foundations of Data Science

I am a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Human-Computer Interaction at University College Dublin. My current research focuses on the design of mental health technologies to support people at different stages of their mental health journey. I recently completed my Ph.D. in Human-Computer Interaction at Trinity College Dublin. My Ph.D. focused on the design of technologies to support mental health assessment and intervention. This work examined the design options for mobile technologies for anxiety management to support user engagement and personalisation, features of successful technologies for mental health technology adoption.

Prior to that, I worked as a user experience researcher and front-end developer. I obtained an MSc in Human-Computer Interaction from Umea University of Sweden, and a BSc in Informatics and Computer Technology from the Technological Institution of Western Macedonia in Greece.

I usually spend my leisure time going for walks in nature, working out a few days per week, and socialising with friends.