Hélène Fournier

Roles and responsibilities

Dr. Fournier is a Research Officer and part of the Human-Computer Interaction Team under Digital Technologies Research Centre.

Her research areas include education and technology and she has participated in several research projects focused on the application and evaluation of advanced technologies in the training sector, in distance education, and more recently in learner-centered research and development of Personal Learning Environments. She has contributed to the advancement of research in the field of distance education, online learning, adult learning, as well as educational learning analytics in the context of Massive Open Online Courses. She has published widely in peer reviewed journals and at international conferences.

Current research and/or projects

DT research pipeline project: Remote check-in project aimed at developing tools and technologies to help seniors to age in place.

HCI team level pipeline: Remote healthcare practices and remote check-ins to support seniors living in their home as part of aging in place initiatives. Outcomes of the project: Prototype for a mobile video-conferencing application for Android with QR code integration. Potential application of augmented reality applications (through gaming) in home healthcare services. A comprehensive review of the literature was conducted related to HCI, human factors, assistive technologies in areas of health and aging in place (including issues around privacy, security, trust, and cybersecurity). As well, a survey with frontline health professionals related to current home healthcare practices is currently underway.

Research and/or project statements

Remote check-ins for home health monitoring: Tools to help seniors age in place.

Tools and technologies to help seniors live at home for longer as part of Aging in Place initiatives.

Current home healthcare practices.


2005- Ph.D. Educational Psychology, McGill University

2015- Certificate of achievement, Agile Project Management with Scrum

2014- Project Management


2019—EMENA_ISTL Participant Award

2018—Certificate of recognition as a Partner for Women in Science, VP—Emerging Technologies, Geneviève Tanguay

2017—NRC Long Service Award (15 years, December 2017)

2015—ICT Award for Teamwork on the OMS (IRAP project), GM—ICT, François Cordeau

2010—NRC-IIT Excellence Award—Project Support Role

2005—NRC-IIT Award for Moncton ACE Lab Grand Opening and Tours, Director, Andrew Reddick


Hélène Fournier

Hélène Fournier

Senior Research Officer
Digital Technologies
50 Francophonie Road
Moncton, New Brunswick E1A 7R1
Preferred language: English
Telephone: 506-861-0957


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