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Mugula Chris Safari

PhD Research Fellow

C5040 ( Jon Lilletuns vei 9, Grimstad )

I am a PhD-candidate with the Institute of Psychosocial health at the University of Agder, Norway. Prior to this, I worked together with people with intellectual disability in competitive and sheltered employment settings. I have a background in learning disability nursing (Vernepleie) and in Public Health Science from the Faculty of Health and Sport Sciences at the University of Agder.

I am currently working together with adolescents with intellectual and developmental disability in participatory design of digital services.

My major research interests include human-computer interaction, participatory design and involvement and inclusion of people with intellectual and developmental disability in technology design activities

Research interests

My research PhD project aims at exploring a needs driven innovation process with people with intellectual disabilities with a focus on involvement. 


InnArbeid - For more information visit: https://innarbeid.uia.no/ 

Selected publications

Thygesen, E., Safari, M C., and Wass, S. (2021). Transport og arbeidsinkludering.  In Gjertsen, H, Melbø, L. og Hauge, H. (red). Arbeidsinkludering for personer med utviklingshemming (Work inclusion for people with intellectual disability).

Scientific publications

  • Safari, Mugula Chris; Wass, Sofie; Thygesen, Elin (2022). Motivation of people with intellectual disabilities in technology design activities: the role of autonomy, competence, and relatedness. Behaviour and Information Technology. ISSN: 0144-929X. s 1 - 19. doi:10.1080/0144929X.2021.2015442.
  • Wass, Sofie; Safari, Mugula Chris; Haugland, Silje; Omland, Hans Olav (2021). Transitions from school to sheltered employment in Norway – Experiences of people with intellectual disabilities. British Journal of Learning Disabilities. ISSN: 1354-4187. 49 (3). s 373 - 382. doi:10.1111/bld.12414.
  • Thygesen, Elin; Safari, Mugula Chris; Wass, Sofie (2021). Transport og arbeidsinkludering. Arbeidsinkludering for personer med utviklingshemming. ISBN: 978-82-15-04692-1. Universitetsforlaget. Kapittel 8. s 117 - 126.
  • Safari, Mugula Chris; Wass, Sofie; Thygesen, Elin (2021). ‘I Got To Answer the Way I Wanted To’: Intellectual Disabilities and Participation in Technology Design Activities. Scandinavian Journal of Disability Research. ISSN: 1501-7419. 23 (1). s 192 - 203. doi:10.16993/sjdr.798.
  • Wass, Sofie; Hansen, Lise Amy; Safari, Mugula Chris (2020). Designing Transport Supporting Services Together with Users with Intellectual Disabilities. Designing for Digital Transformation. Co-Creating Services with Citizens and Industry. ISBN: 978-3-030-64822-0. Springer Nature. Konferanseartikkel. s 56 - 67.
  • Wass, Sofie; Safari, Mugula Chris (2020). Photovoice—Towards Engaging and Empowering People with Intellectual Disabilities in Innovation. Life. ISSN: 2075-1729. 10 (272). s 1 - 11. doi:10.3390/life10110272.
  • Safari, Mugula Chris (2021). Needs and user driven innovation - Experiences of people with intellectual disability.
  • Safari, Mugula Chris (2021). Involvering av personer med utviklingshemming i design av teknologi.
  • Safari, Mugula Chris (2021). Intellectual disability, Technology support, and Transport.
  • Safari, Mugula Chris (2021). Needs-driven innovation and design activities with people with intellectual disabilities.

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