Research posts:

  • Senior Research Associate: Research into Cyber Security Body of Knowledge at Security Lancaster Research Centre and School of Computing and Communications (Lancaster University).
  • Post-Doctoral Research Assistant on Cyber Security Cartographies (CySeCa) Project (Art and Design) in Information Security Group at Royal Holloway, University of London
  • Research Assistant in Usability. Project: Smart Research Framework (SRF): Cloud-based Collaborative Notebook system, University of Southampton. February 2012 to June 2012


  • PhD in Human-Computer Interaction (2012) “Cerebral palsy, online social networks and change”, City University London. [Online PDF]
  • MSc by Research and Dissertation (2008) “The evaluation of different on-line design technologies that demonstrate within-website or web application advertising: the case study of an academic integrity quiz”, Kingston University London. [Online PDF]
  • First, 1.0, BSc Hons (2006) “Computer Information Systems Design (Multimedia Information Systems”, Kingston University London

Academic Publications:

Academic Workshops:

Academic Tutorials:

  • NordiCHI’16 is the 9th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, T7: Half day (afternoon), Using sketching to emphasise and elaborate on HCI research

Industry Tutorials:

Featured Publications



  • Trespass Visualisation Award (First Prize) at titled “Cyberstalking: its about control, not only privacy!” at Border Sessions The Hague, 2015 winning entry can be viewed:
  • The 27th Annual International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference (CSUN’12), San Diego, USA. Authors: M. Lewis “aOSN-cp model to assist social media change”
  • Technical Communication UK 2012 Conference (TCUK’12), Newcastle, UK “A five-stage process for social media change”
  • E-Access’12 Technology for All Conference, London, UK Closing plenary “Cloud, mobile and consumerisation: a problem explodes”
  • The ACM conference on Designing Interactive Systems (DIS’12), Newcastle, UK “A five-stage process for online social network change”
  • HCID’12 “The unforeseen effects of changing your website on people with disabilities”-
  • CSUN’12 – “aOSN-cp model to assist social media change”
  • Web Accessibility Meetup – “Developing a 5-stage process for online social network change, focus on users with cerebral palsy” –
  • London Web Standards – “Mapping #NewTwitter change approach”
  • E-Access’11 Conference – Technology for All – “The unforeseen effects of changing your website on people with disabilities”
  • Accessibility Hack Days – “How people with cerebral palsy use online social networks”
  • London Lightning UX – “Enhancing the general inductive approach using personas”
  • City University London (Centre for HCI Design) Open Day – “The affects of changing social networks on people with disabilities”
  • The 12th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility, Orlando, USA.Author: M Lewis “cerebral palsy and online social networks” poster session –
  • Web Accessibility London 2010 – a11yLDN – “online communication and users with motor impairments” –
  • E-Access’10 Conference – Technology for All – Chair of round table session “Are online social networks accessible to users with motor disabilities?”. URL: Version:
  • Research² PhD Forum – Research Methods in Information Science, Loughborough University – co-workshop presenter “approaches to dealing with data overload”
  • City University London Centre for HCI Design MPhil/PhD transfer seminar “Technology use in the CP community”
  • Women in Computing Research 2010 London Hopper Colloquium “Cerebral palsy and online social networks”
  • City University London ‘inclusive design’ guest lecture “Cerebral palsy and online social networks”
  • University of Sussex 11thHuman-Centred Technology Postgraduate Workshop “The analysis of online social network services to include users with cerebral palsy”
  • British Computing Society 1stAnnual Doctoral Consortium on Computer Science and Informatics “The relationship between physically disabled individuals and online social networks”
  • City University London Centre for HCI Design Seminar “Computer-mediated communication (non) usage within the cerebral palsy community”
  • Kensington and Chelsea Disability Youth Forum “Examination of online social network services to further include users with physical disabilities: cerebral palsy?”
  • Oxford Internet Institute Information and Web Science Doctoral Workshop “How can physically disabled on-line communication users, especially those with cerebral palsy, be further included in social network services?”
  • Kensington and Chelsea Action Disability Youth Project “The analyses of online social network services to further include users with physical disabilities: cerebral palsy.”
  • Accessibility 2.0 –Million Flowers Bloom Conference “Makayla Lewis on Social Networking for people with Cerebral Palsy – Better inclusion for users with Cerebral Palsy in Social Networks, is this necessary?” URL:

Achievements & Awards:

  • Council for the Advancement of Communication with Deaf People (CACDP) in British Sign Language for Level 1 and Level 2 certification
  • ACM SIGACCESS Scholarship to attend ASSETS’10 Conference on Computers and Accessibility
  • Lead organiser of Web Accessibility London 2010 and 2011 (a11yLDN) –
  • Women in Computing Research London Hopper Colloquium, 2nd prize for poster session, 2010
  • Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Apollo Awards, runner up prize for volunteer individual award (17 to 25 years), 2009
  • London Development Agency Innovation Placement Certificate, 2008
  • Kingston University London Faculty Prize for best information systems student, 2006
  • London Borough of Camden Good Citizen of the Year Award, 2003
  • UK Millennium Volunteers Award 600 Hours, 2003
  • UK Silver Duke of Edinburgh Award, 2002