Click here to see Hilary’s Google Scholar profile.


Davis, H., Waycott, J., Shou, S (2015) Beyond YouTube: Sharing Personal Digital Stories on a Community Display. Long Paper accepted for OzCHI 2015, (7-10 December).

Davis, H. & Waycott, J. (2015). Ethical encounters with housebound people: Location, timing, and personal storytelling. Paper presented at the CHI 2015 Workshop on Ethical Encounters in HCI: Research in Sensitive Settings (18th April, 2015).

Waycott, J., Davis, H., Warr, D., & Edmonds, F. (2015, forthcoming) Making the invisible visible: Co-constructing meaning in digital stories with housebound people. Journal paper accepted for the special issue of Interacting with Computers on Co-Constructing Meaning: Ethics Matter(s) in Design Research.

Ferdous, H., Ploderer, B., Davis, H., Vetere, F., Pairing Technology and Meals: A Contextual Enquiry in the Household. Long Paper accepted for OzCHI 2015, (7-10 December).

Waycott, J., Davis, H., Thieme, A., Branham, S., Vines, J., & Munteanu, C. (2015). Ethical encounters in HCI: Research in Sensitive Settings. In Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (Extended Abstracts), CHI 2015, ACM Press. See:

Waycott, J., Morgans, A., Pedell, S., Ozanne, E., Vetere, F., Kulik, L., & Davis, H. (2015). Ethics in evaluating a sociotechnical intervention with socially isolated older adults. Paper accepted for publication in Qualitative Health Research. doi: 10.1177/1049732315570136


Davis, H., Waycott, J., Warr, D., & Edmonds, F. (2014) Sharing Housebound Experiences via Online Videos: Opportunities to Enhance Wellbeing? Paper presented at the Smart Health and Body in Design Workshop, OzCHI 2014, 2nd December.

Davis, H, Nansen, B, Vetere, F., et al (2014) Homemade Cookbooks: A Recipe for Sharing. Designing Interactive Systems conference (DIS), ACM press.

Davis,H., Pedell,S., Lorca,A., Miller, T and Sterling, L (2014)  Researchers as proxies for informal carers: Photo sharing with older adults to mediate wellbeing. in OzCHI, 26th Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference on Designing Futures: The future of Design.

Davis, H, Vetere, F, Waycott, J, Ozanne, E and Kulik, L (2014) The Empathy of a Champion User in CHI workshop Enabling Empathy In Health and Care: Design Methods and Challenges in CHI 2014 annual ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Science, Toronto, Canada.

Waycott, J, Davis, H, Vetere, F, Morgans, A, Gruner, A, Ozanne, E, Kulik, L (2014) Captioned Photographs in Psychosocial Aged Care: Relationship Building and Boundary Work. CHI, CHI 2014 annual ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Science, Toronto, Canada.

Nansen, B., Davis, H., Vetere, F., Skov, M et al (2014)   Kitchen Kinesics: Situating Gestural Interaction within the Social Contexts of Family Cooking. 26th Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference on Designing Futures: The future of Design.

Waycott, J., Scheepers, R., Davis, H., Howard, S., & Sonenberg, L. (2014) “The Individual in Activity Systems: Transforming Diabetes Management with ICT-enabled Consumer Health Technologies” Information, Technology & People, 27.


Davis, H, Waycott, J, Scheepers, R and Howard, S (2012) Smartpumps: Personal and Shared Technology Interactions. In OzCHI workshop SmartHealth 12 : The 4th International Workshop on Smart Healthcare Applications, Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne.


Scheepers, R,  Davis, H, Sonenberg, L and  Howard, S (2011) Consumer health ICT and the patient in the middle : adopter and/or influencer?, in unknown (ed.), PACIS 2011 : Proceedings of the 15th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems, Queensland University of Technology, Queensland.

Nansen, B, Arnold, M, Gibbs, M and Davis, H (2011) Dwelling with Media Stuff: latencies and logics for materialities in four Australian homes. Society and Space, 29:693-715.

Davis, H,  Francis, P, Nansen, B and Vetere, V. (2011) Family Worlds: Technological Engagement for Families negotiating Urban Traffic (in)  From Social Butterfly to Engaged Citizen,  editor  Foth, M (et al), MIT Press.

Scheepers, R, Davis, H et al (2010). ICT work-enabled Practices Across Stakeholders in a Healthcare context. IFIP 9.1: Computers and Work 2010 – Workshop. Accepted for publication. 


Davis, H, Scheepers, R, Hagger, VHoward, SScibilia, RSonenberg, L and Tidhar, G (2010) Smartpumps : a negotiated relative advantage?, in Unknown (ed.), OzCHI 2010 : Smarthealth ’10; Second International Workshop on Smart Healthcare Applications, pp. 3-4, Association for Computing Machinery, Brisbane, Qld.

Davis, H, Arnold, M, Gibbs, M and Nansen, B. (2010) Time, Technology and the Rhythmns of Everyday Life. ISTAS:: The Social Implications of Emerging Technologies. Proceedings of the 2010 IEEE International Symposium on Technology and Society, QUT Brisbane.

Nansen, B, Arnold, M, Gibbs M and Davis, H (2010). Time, space and technology in the working-home: an unsettled Nexus’ in New Technology, Work and Employment. Vol 25, Issue 2, p136-153.


Yarosh, S., Davis, H., Moditba, P., Skov, M. and Vetere, F (2009) “Mobile Technologies for Parent/Child Relationships”, in A. Druin ed. Mobile Technology for Children: Designing for Interaction and Learning. Morgan Kaufmann Publishers, 289-310.

Ashkanasy, S., Vetere, F, Davis, H and Shanks, G. (2009) Finding the other 5%: Understanding the role of social networking technology in building personal communities for young adults with cancer. ECSCW 09: European Conference on Computer Supported Co-opeative Work, Vienna, Austria Sept 7-11.

Davis, H, Hanna, V, et al (2009) “From Pre-conception to Post-Partum: Envisaging ICT Support for Women with Type 1 Diabetes” OzCHI workshop ‘Designing for Healthy Living’ OzCHI, University of Melbourne.

Nansen,B., Arnold,M., Gibbs, M., and Davis, H (2009) “Domestic Orchestration: Rhythms in the Mediated Home” Time & Society. 18.2/3 181-207.


Davis, H, Vetere, F, Ashkanasy, et al. (2008) Towards Social Connection for Young People With Cancer. OzCHI, Queensland.

Davis, H, Gibbs, M, Arnold, M, Nansen, B (2008) ‘From Exotic to Mundane: Longitudinal Reflections on Parenting and Technology in the Connected Family Home’ SIMTech Workshop, Cambridge, UK

Vetere, F, Davis, H, Gibbs, M and Howard, S. (2008) “The Magic Box and Collage: responding to the challenge of Intergenerational Play”. Special issue The Family and Communication Technologies’ in International Journal of Human-Computer Studies. 67 (2) 165-178.

Davis, H, Vetere, F, Gibbs, M, Francis, P (2008) “Gran, can you play with me?” Implications for the Design of New Intergenerational Technologies. International Journal of Social and Humanistic Computing, 1 (1)  (in press).

Davis, H, Vetere, F, Gibbs, M and Howard, S (2008) ‘I wish we could get together” Exploring Intergenerational Play Across a Distance using a Magic Box’ Journal of Intergenerational Relationships 6 (2) 191-210.


Davis, H, Ashkanasy, S, Benda, P Gibbs, M, Vetere, F (2007) ‘Time and the design of familial social connectivity systems’ SIMTech Workshop “Mundane Technologies and Social Interaction” Melbourne from 26th-27th November.

Davis,H,  Skov,M,  Stougaard,M,  Vetere, F (2007) Virtual Box: Supporting Mediated Family Intimacy through Virtual and Physical Play, Long paper, OzCHI., Adelaide.


Davis, H., Vetere, F., Francis, P., Gibbs, M., and Howard, S. (2006) Exploring Intergenerational Play across a Distance Using Cultural Probes. International Consortium for Intergenerational Programmes (ICIP): Connecting Intergenerational Communities through Creative Exchange Conference, Melbourne (26-29 June), 11 pages

Vetere, F, Davis, H, Gibbs, M, Francis, P and Howard, S(2006). A Magic Box for Understanding Intergenerational Play. Conference Proceedings Publication, CHI2006, Montreal Canada.


Davis, H., Francis, P., Benda, P., Gibbs, M., Howard, S. and Vetere, F. (2005). Bridging the Intergenerational Divide: Implications of Employing Cultural Probes in Distributed Homes. Workshop on Appropriate Methods for Design in Complex and Sensitive Settings at OzCHI 2005. Available from:

Benda, P., Davis, H., Francis, P., Gibbs, M. R., Howard, S., Langdale, G., Kay, J., Kummerfeld, B. and Vetere, F. (2005). A special kind of intimacy: Sustaining sociability with ubiquitous computing for the inter-generational family. Presented at the Smart Internet Technology CRC Annual Conference in Sydney, Australia, 22-23 September 2005.

Earlier (pre 2005)

Davis, H (2001) Field Dressings: The Management of Self: Practical, Emotional and Theoretical Implications of Ethnographic Work  in a Public Hospital Setting (in) Research as a personal and personalized process: the emotional nature of qualitative research, Kathleen R. Gilbert (ed), CRC Press Ltd, USA.

Murray E, Davis H, Tai SS, Coulter A, Gray A, Haines A.(2001)  Randomised controlled trial of an interactive multimedia decision aid on benign prostatic hypertrophy in primary care. British Medical Journal. Sep 1;323(7311):493-6.

Murray E, Davis H, Tai SS, Coulter A, Gray A, Haines A.(2001) Randomised controlled trial of an interactive multimedia decision aid on hormone replacement therapy in primary care. British Medical Journal. Sep 1;323(7311):490-3.

Entwhistle V, Watt I, Davis H, Dickson R, Pickard D, Rosser G.(1998)  Developing information materials to present the findings of technology assessments to consumers:  the experience of the NHS Centre for Reviews and Dissemination.  International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care, vol 14:1, p 47-70.

Robinson K, Robinson H, and Davis H. (1996) The Social Construction of Computing in Nursing Practice:  a Review of the Literature.  Journal of Health Informatics, Issue 2: 179-187

Davis H (1996) Involving parents in Decision Making Concerning the Management of Glue Ear in their Children.  Poster at the “But Will It Work, Doctor?” Conference, NHS Centre for Reviews and Dissemination, University of York, Northampton.

Hovendon F, Robinson H and Davis H.  1995 The Software Maverick: Identity and (Man)ifest Identity. Proceedings of CRICT Workshop “The Subject(s) of Technology, Feminism, Constructivism and Identity”.  Brunel University UK

Davis, H (1995) The social construction of computing in nursing practice: A clash of cultures? Poster presented at the conference on Technology, Work and Ecology, 2nd feminist research conference, Graz, Austria.

Davis, H (1994) The social construction of computing in nursing practice: an analysis of human and non-human interaction. Poster presented at University of Luton research centre.

Davis, H (1994) The social construction of computing in casualty: an analysis of human and non-human interaction. Paper presented at the British Sociology Association Medical Sociology Group Annual Conference, University of York, England.

Davis, H (1994) The social processes of computing in nursing practice: a clash of cultures? Paper presented at the conference ‘Breaking old Boundaries: Building New Forms’ the 5th international conference on Women, work and computerisation, Manchester, England.

Davis H, (1992) Strategies to Success? Female Role Negotiation in a University Computing Course.  Department of Sociology and Social Work Working Paper, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.