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I'm a Human-Computer Interaction researcher with a background in applied experimental Psychology and Computer Science. My research interests include mobile / pervasive computing, social robotics, UI design, virtual / augmented reality & cybersecurity.

I'm a Research Associate at the University of Bristol's Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and an honorary research fellow at the University of Bath CREATE laboratory.

When not pushing the envelope of caffeine consumption in the name of science, I design, develop and tinker with interactive systems across numerous platforms.


Dr Chris Bevan
Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
University of Bristol, UK
chris.bevan {at} bristol.ac.uk




Behind the Curtain of the “Ultimate Empathy Machine": On the Composition of Virtual Reality Nonfiction Experiences

Bevan, C., Green, D.P., Farmer, H., Rose, M., Cater, K., Stanton Fraser, D., Brown, H. To appear: CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems Proceedings (CHI 2019). Acceptance rate: 24%. **Honourable Mention Award**.

Use of a non-human robot audience to induce stress reactivity in human participants

Turner-Cobb, J., Asif, M., Turner, J., Bevan, C., Stanton Fraser, D. Computers in Human Behavior. DOI: 10.1016/j.chb.2019.05.019


A Mediography of Virtual Reality Non-Fiction: Insights and Future Directions

Bevan, C. & Green, D. In Proceedings of the 2018 ACM International Conference on Interactive Experiences for TV and Online Video (TVX '18). DOI: 10.1145/3210825.3213557

Designing Games for Vision Screening: Lessons Learned from Observing Preschool Video Game Play

Gray, S., Campbell, S., Cater, K., Bevan, C. & Gilchrist, I. In Proceedings of the 2018 Annual Symposium on Computer-Human Interaction in Play Companion Extended Abstracts (pp. 439-445). ACM.. DOI: 10.1145/3270316.3271540


Investigating Social Evaluative Threat (SET) Using a Robotic Stress Testing Panel

Turner-Cobb, J.M., Asif, M., Bevan, C., Stanton Fraser, D., Turner, J.E. 75th Annual Meeting of the American Psychosomatic Society. Sevilla, Spain.


Evaluating a Mobile Spontaneous Eye Blink Tracker for Use in Tele-Presence HRI As a Low Bandwidth Social Communicative Cue

Bevan, C., Stanton Fraser, D. Proc. 25th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN 2016). DOI: 10.1109/ROMAN.2016.7745182

Different Strokes for Different Folks? Revealing the Physical Characteristics of Smartphone Users from their Swipe Gestures

Bevan, C. & Stanton Fraser, D. International Journal of Human-Computer Studies. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijhcs.2016.01.001

Predicting Sex as a Soft-biometric from Device Interaction Swipe Gestures

Miguel, O, Stevenage, S.V., Bevan, C. Guest, R. Pattern Recognition Letters. DOI: 10.1016/j.patrec.2016.04.024


Why you should always shake hands with a robot

Bevan, C. The Conversation, 15th May 2015.

Shaking Hands and Cooperation in Tele-present Human-Robot Negotiation

Bevan, C. & Stanton Fraser, D. Proc. of the 10th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI2015). Acceptance rate: 25% **Awarded Best Paper for Enabling Experimental Studies**. DOI: 10.1145/2696454.2696490


Who Am I? Representing The Self Offline And In Different Online Contexts

Emanuel, L., Neil, G.J., Bevan, C., Stanton Fraser, D., Stevenage, S.V., Whitty, M.T., Jamison-Powell, S. Computers in Human Behavior. DOI: 10.1016/j.chb.2014.09.018


What Does Your Profile Really Say About You?: Privacy Warning Systems and Self-disclosure in Online Social Network Spaces

Emanuel, L., Bevan, C., Hodges, D. CHI 2013 Extended Abstracts. DOI: 10.1145/2468356.2468499

Factors In The Emergence And Sustainability Of Self-Regulation

Bevan, C., Emanuel, L., Padget, J., Swart, J., Powell, J., Basurra, S. Proc. Social Coordination: Principles, Artefacts and Theories (SOCIAL.PATH). AISB Convention, 2013.

Being There: Humans And Robots In Public Spaces

Bremner, P., Trigoni, N., Brown, I., Gunes, H., Bevan, C., Stanton Fraser, D., Levine, M. Proc. 2013 International Conference on Social Robotics (ICSR 2013). 27-29 October 2013.


Influence Of User Choice On Perception Of Wireless Connection Genuineness And Security

Bevan, C., Mitchell, J., Kindberg, T., O''Neill, E., Grimmett, J., Stanton Fraser, D., Woodgate, D. Proc. First Workshop on Pervasive Urban Applications (PURBA), in conjunction with the Ninth International Conference on Pervasive Computing, San Francisco, June 12-15 2011.

Plug Back Into Science

Bevan, C. Engineering and Technology Education (E&Te).


Human to Computer Trust in Urban Pervasive Computing

Bevan, C. A thesis submitted for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy, University of Bath U.K..


Authenticating Public Wireless Networks with Physical Evidence

Kindberg, T., Mitchell, J., Grimmett, J., Bevan, C., O''Neill, E. Proc. IEEE International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Computing, Networking and Communications (WiMob) 2009. DOI: 10.1109/WiMob.2009.73

Authenticating Ubiquitous Services: A Study Of Wireless Hotspot Access

Kindberg, T., Bevan, C., O''Neill, E., Mitchell, J., Grimmett, J., Woodgate, D. Proc. International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing (Ubicomp) 2009. DOI: 10.1145/1620545.1620565


Mobile Service Audio Notifications: Intuitive Semantics And Noises

Garzonis, S., Bevan, C., O''Neill, E. Proc. OZCHI 08, the CHISIG Annual Conference on Human-Computer Interaction. DOI: 10.1145/1517744.1517793

Measuring Trust In Wi-Fi Hotspots

Kindberg, T., O''Neill, E., Bevan, C., Kostakos, V., Stanton Fraser, D., Jay, T. Proc. ACM 2008 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2008), Florence, Italy. DOI: 10.1145/1357054.1357084


Breaking The Campus Bubble: Informed, Engaged, Connected

Day, N., Sas, C., Dix, A.J., Toma, M., Bevan, C., Clare, D. Proc. HCI07 Conference on People and Computers.