Geraldine Fitzpatrick

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Geraldine Fitzpatrick
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EducationPhD in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering
Alma materUniversity of Queensland
AwardsACM Distinguished Scientist (2016)

Geraldine Fitzpatrick (born 1958, Australia) is a Full Professor, and the head of the Human-Computer Interaction Group at TU Wien (Vienna University of Technology) since 2009[1]. Her research is interdisciplinary at the intersection of social and computer sciences.


Fitzpatrick started her degree in Computer Science in 1989, in University of Queensland[2]. She holds a PhD in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering[3] and an MSc in Applied Positive Psychology and Coaching Psychology[4].

Fitzpatrick also holds a certificate in midwifery (1983).

Research and Career

Prof Fitzpatrick's research is on social interaction and spans a range of areas including collaboration, health and well-being[5], technology-enabled mental health[6] and active engagement for older people[7][8].

Prior to her career in information technologies, Prof. Fitzpatrick worked as a midwife and a nurse. After completing her degree in computer science, she worked as a research fellow at the Distributed Systems Technology Centre and Centre for Online Health in Australia. She was the Director of the Interact Lab at the University of Sussex[9].

Prof. Fitzpatrick is the member of several committees and editorial boards. She is a member of the ACM Distinguished Member Committee[10], the ACM CHI Steering Committee[11]. She is the Austrian representative on IFIP TC13[12]. She was the former associate editor and is on the Editorial Advisory Board of the CSCW (Computer Supported Cooperative Work) journal[13].


Prof. Fitzpatrick is an ACM Distinguished Scientist (2016)[14] and IFIP Technical Committee on Human–Computer Interaction (IFIP TC13) Pioneer Award recipient (2019)[15][16].

She is an ACM Distinguished Speaker[7].

In the media


External links


  1. "Inaugural Lecture of Prof. Dr. Geraldine Fitzpatrick". 2020-02-28. Retrieved 2020-03-15.
  2. gerifitz (2010-07-23). "gerifitz". FEMtech (in Deutsch). Retrieved 2020-03-14.
  3. Queensl, The University of; Lucia, Australia Brisbane St; Gatton, QLD 4072 +61 7 3365 1111 Other Campuses: UQ; Maps, UQ Herston; Queensl, Directions © 2020 The University of. "Brisbane homes inappropriate for climate". UQ News. Retrieved 2020-03-14.
  4. "Geraldine Fitzpatrick | Human Computer Interaction Group". Retrieved 2020-03-14.
  5. NunesFrancisco; VerdezotoNervo; FitzpatrickGeraldine; KyngMorten; GrönvallErik; StorniCristiano (2015-12-14). "Self-Care Technologies in HCI". ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction (TOCHI). doi:10.1145/2803173.
  6. "Investigators". Retrieved 2020-03-14.
  7. 7.0 7.1 "Geraldine Fitzpatrick". Retrieved 2020-03-14.
  8. "MRL Distinguished Speaker Series 2 June - The University of Nottingham". Retrieved 2020-03-15.
  9. "Research : Geraldine Fitzpatrick : University of Sussex". Retrieved 2020-03-14.
  10. "Committee". Retrieved 2020-03-14.
  11. "Members – CHI Steering Committee". Retrieved 2020-03-14.
  12. adminweb. "MEMBERS/OFFICERS". IFIP TC13. Retrieved 2020-03-15.
  13. "Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW)". Springer. Retrieved 2020-03-14.
  14. "ACM Recognizes Distinguished Members for Computing Innovations that Transform Society". Retrieved 2020-03-14.
  15. "Geraldine Fitzpatrick receives IFIP's 2019 TC 13 Pioneer Award". TU Wien Informatics. Retrieved 2020-03-14.
  16. News, IFIP (2019-08-29). "IFIP TC 13 Announces 2019 Pioneers in HCI Awards". IFIP News. Retrieved 2020-03-14. {{cite web}}: |last= has generic name (help)

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