Geraldine Fitzpatrick

Geraldine Fitzpatrick (born 1958) is an Australian professor and academic researcher who serves as 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).[citation needed]


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, 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]

Fitzpatrick 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]

She is also an ACM Distinguished Speaker.[7]



  1. ^ "Inaugural Lecture of Prof. Dr. Geraldine Fitzpatrick". 28 February 2020. Retrieved 15 March 2020.
  2. ^ gerifitz (23 July 2010). "gerifitz". FEMtech (in German). Retrieved 14 March 2020.
  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 14 March 2020.
  4. ^ "Geraldine Fitzpatrick | Human Computer Interaction Group". Retrieved 14 March 2020.
  5. ^ NunesFrancisco; VerdezotoNervo; FitzpatrickGeraldine; KyngMorten; GrönvallErik; StorniCristiano (14 December 2015). "Self-Care Technologies in HCI". ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction (TOCHI). doi:10.1145/2803173.
  6. ^ "Investigators". Retrieved 14 March 2020.
  7. ^ a b "Geraldine Fitzpatrick". Retrieved 14 March 2020.
  8. ^ "MRL Distinguished Speaker Series 2 June - The University of Nottingham". Retrieved 15 March 2020.
  9. ^ "Research : Geraldine Fitzpatrick : University of Sussex". Retrieved 14 March 2020.
  10. ^ "Committee". Retrieved 14 March 2020.
  11. ^ "Members – CHI Steering Committee". Retrieved 14 March 2020.
  12. ^ adminweb. "MEMBERS/OFFICERS". IFIP TC13. Retrieved 15 March 2020.
  13. ^ "Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW)". Springer. Retrieved 14 March 2020.
  14. ^ "ACM Recognizes Distinguished Members for Computing Innovations that Transform Society". Retrieved 14 March 2020.
  15. ^ "Geraldine Fitzpatrick receives IFIP's 2019 TC 13 Pioneer Award". TU Wien Informatics. Retrieved 14 March 2020.
  16. ^ News, IFIP (29 August 2019). "IFIP TC 13 Announces 2019 Pioneers in HCI Awards". IFIP News. Retrieved 14 March 2020.