Chitra Acharya


EPSRC CHI+MED PhD Researcher, FIT Lab

Supervised by Prof Harold W Thimbleby


  1. *BE (Information Science and Engineering) MSRIT, Bangalore, India

  2. *MS (Data Communications Networks and Distributed Systems) UCL, London, UK

  3. *PGDBA (Marketing) SCDL, Pune, India


  1. *Healthcare HCI (Human Computer Interaction)

  2. *Interactive control panels for safety-critical medical devices

  3. *Medication errors and adverse incidents

  4. *Button battery ingestion incidents


  1. *EPSRC Grant EP/G059063/1, CHI+MED: Multidisciplinary Computer-Human Interaction research for the design and safe use of interactive medical devices

  2. *EPSRC Grant EP/F020031/1, Formally-based tools for user interface analysis and design


  1. *Chitra Acharya, Harold Thimbleby and Patrick Oladimeji, “Human Computer Interaction and medical devices,” BCS Conference on HCI, Dundee, UK, BCS, 2010.

  2. *Chitra Acharya, Vinaya K. C. Manchaiah, Alexis Lewis and Harold Thimbleby, “Hearing Aid Battery Ingestion: Medical Error or Poor Design?,” BAA Magazine, British Academy of Audiology, (31), pp.27-28, 2014.


  1. *`Interactive control panels in medical devices’, Interactive Medical Devices Workshop, University College London, London, UK. 10 June 2009

  2. *`Hospital beds are more interesting than you thought!’, British Science Association PostGraduate Researchers’ Science Day, Swansea University, Swansea, UK. 30 June 2009

  3. *`Errors in Human Computer Interaction (HCI)’, M.S. Ramaiah School of Advanced Studies (affiliated to Coventry University, UK), Bangalore, India. 3 March 2010

  4. *`Human Computer Interaction (HCI) and safety-critical medical devices’, John F. Welch Technology Centre, GE India Technology Centre Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore, India. 5 March 2010

  5. *`Interactive control panels for safety-critical medical devices’, Microsoft Research India, Bangalore, India. 16 March 2010

  6. *`Human Computer Interaction and Clinical Skills’, Student Poster at 10th Annual Scottish Clinical Skills Network (SCSN) Conference “Discovery in Clinical Skills”, Clinical Skills Centre, Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, Dundee, UK. 9-10 September 2010

  7. *`Interactive Session - Medication Error’, CHI+MED Patient Safety and Medication Error Workshop - Masterclass on research in clinical error, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK. 24-25 March 2012

  8. *`Human Computer Interaction and Medical Devices’, Human Factors Seminar, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK. 16 July 2012

  9. *`Clinical Incident Reporting - Hearing aid battery ingestion’, CHI+MED Town meeting, Bristol, UK. 4 September 2014


  1. *Hospital Bed Control Panels Simulation

Other Interests

  1. *Website development


  1. *E-mail: cschitra "at" swansea "dot" ac "dot" uk

  2. *Address: Future Interaction Technology Laboratory, Computer Science Department, Faraday Tower, Swansea University, Swansea, SA2 8PP, UK.