Maria's research focuses on supporting people with long-term conditions live rich and meaningful lives. She has a background in computational linguistics and speech science (PhD, 2000, University of Bonn), human-computer interaction, assistive technology, and eHealth, and a long-term interest in statistics.
Maria is interested in why people collect health data. In particular, missing data is often missing for a reason. This could be because the smartphone is out of battery, or because one has no energy left to complete a diary entry. She wanta to find patterns of missing data and describe them qualitatively and quantitatively in a way that leads to new insight - in other words, treating missingness as information.