Dana was a Research Officer within the PAL project and obtained her PhD in the School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering. Prior to coming to University of Essex, Dana was for 8 years with Nokia Research Centre in Boston (USA) and in Helsinki (Finland), where, as a principal level researcher, she was involved in creating, leading and working on various research projects involving various aspects of designing and building user centred intelligent environments, services and applications. Her current interests are on how technologies can support humans in their self-reflective processes by helping them better understand how events that happen during the day influence their well-being. In achieving this goal, she employs and explores various technologies and computing paradigms, like context awareness, affective computing, emotional intelligence, persuasive technologies, Semantic Web and software agents. She has various publications as well as several patents and patent applications in areas related to context aware computing. Dana is also currently a visiting researcher at Cambridge University.