Blaine Price


Research Interests
Across his research career, Blaine has always taken a human-centred approach to computing. His research currently focusses on both privacy and wearable/ubiquitous computing particularly applied to health and wellbeing. He supervises PhD students in Human-Computer Interaction and Software Engineering.  He was principal investigator on a number of Knowledge Transfer Partnership projects with industrial partners from 2009-2011 and a co-investigator on the £1.2M EPSRC PRiMMA (Privacy Rights Managment for Mobile Applications) from 2008-2011. He is currently a co-investigator on the 5 year ERC funded ASAP (Adaptive Security and Privacy) where he is looking at security and privacy issues in lifelogging.  He was also a co-investigator on the EPSRC funded Privacy Dynamics Project and the principal investigator on the EPSRC funded project Monetize Me:  Privacy and the Quantified Self in the Digital Economy. He is currently principal investigator on the EPSRC funded project STRETCH: Socio-Technical Resiliance for Enhancing Targeted Community Healthcare looking at using wearable and ubiquitous computing technologies to help older adults get discharged earlier from hospital and live in their own homes.

Blaine welcomes enquiries from potential collaborators or PhD students interested in the applications of ubiquitous computing technologies (particularly self-quantifying or lifelogging technologies) to healthcare and well-being. He is chief investigator for a number of NHS Research Ethics Committee approved projects at Milton Keynes General Hospital involving these technologies applied to healthcare.
His publications since 2009 are available from the Publications tab above.

  • Blaine is responsible for the University's participation in a 2013 BBC2 'Horizon' programme 'Monitor Me' about lifelogging.
  • Blaine gave a TEDx talk at the University of Nicosia in November 2014 entitled: Am I Normal? why self-quantifying is for everyone
  • Blaine's 2017 Inaugural Lecture is available here.

Blaine is an academic advisor for a number of BBC/Open University co-productions, an advisor to the  Open Rights Group, and an accreditation assessor in digital forensics for the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences where he is a professional member.  With John Tuer he co-authored a chapter entitled "Digital Forensics" in the 2016 (4th edition) of Crime Scene to Court: The Essentials of Forensic Science.
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Blaine introduced Digital Forensics to the postgraduate teaching programme at the Open University in 2006 and is currently the Module Team Chair for M812 Digital Forensics.

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