Wellbeing Technologies Lab

The Wellbeing Technologies Lab is located at Imperial College London at the Dyson School of Design Engineering. We work to advance ethical practice and wellbeing-supportive design in technology. This includes research in digital health, mental health and wellbeing. Our vision is of a future in which all digital experience contributes to the thriving of individuals, communities and our world.


Rafael Calvo
Lab Director
Professor of Software Engineering
Dyson School of Design Engineering
Imperial College London

Dorian Peters
Research Associate
Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence,
University of Cambridge;
Imperial College London

Ami Bhavsar
Project Manager
Pippa  Kirby
Clinical Fellow

Darren Cook
Research Associate

Juan Pablo Bermudez
Research Associate

Fangzhou You
Research Associate
Laura Moradbakhti
Research Associate

PhD candidates

Current Projects 

AshtmaShield - a conversational agent for asthma support

Funded by the EPSRC and in partnership with Asthma UK, this project is bringing together Asthma specialists, doctors, nurses and patients to create a WhatsApp based conversational agent to help people with asthma better understand and manage their condition, as well as more accurately assess their risk of an exacerbation.  

IMPACT - mHealth for dimentia in Peru

"Innovating with mHealth in Peru for Dementia and Co-morbidities" is a project in collaboration with a team or researchers in Peru where we are exploring pathways to scaleable support for people with dimentia and their carers living across various regions of Peru including in Andean, Amazonian and other rural areas.  

Measuring wellbeing within technology experience

This work which forms part of the Imperial spoke of the Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence is funded by the Leverhulme trust and develops validated measures for assessing the psychological impact of technologies and digital experience.

Selected publications 

Below are some example publications.
For complete lists see:  Rafael's publications and Dorian's Publications.

Previous Projects

Until 2018, we ran the Wellbeing Technology Lab (previously the Positive Computing Lab) at the University of Sydney (see the feature in Interactions Magazine) with collaborators at the Black Dog InstituteBrain and Mind CentreCambridge Wellbeing InstituteChangineersCharles Perkins CentreMicrosoft Research, ReachOutTobiasUCL Interaction Centre and many others.