His research in HCI focuses mainly on the distributed cognition approaches to understanding human-machine collaboration, and the application of such approaches to the design and evaluation of interactive technology in areas as diverse as digital libraries and aircraft flight decks.
Marzano, Lisa and Katsampa, Dafni and Mackenzie, Jay-Marie and Kruger, A. Ian and El-Gharbawi, Nazli and Ffolkes-St-Helene, Denika and Mohiddin, Hafswa and Fields, Bob (2021) Patterns and motivations for method choices in suicidal thoughts and behaviour: qualitative content analysis of a large online survey. BJPsych Open , 7 (2). pp. 1-6. ISSN 2056-4724
Marzano, Lisa and Mackenzie, Jay-Marie and Kruger, A. Ian and Borrill, Jo and Fields, Bob (2019) Factors deterring and prompting the decision to attempt suicide on the railway networks: findings from 353 online surveys and 34 semi-structured interviews. British Journal of Psychiatry , 215 (4). pp. 582-587. ISSN 0007-1250
Attfield, Simon and Fields, Bob and Windridge, David and Xu, Kai (2019) An approach to human-machine teaming in legal investigations using anchored narrative visualisation and machine learning. In: First International Workshop on AI and Intelligent Assistance for Legal Professionals in the Digital Workplace (LegalAIIA 2019)., 17 Jun 2019, Montreal, Canada.
Attfield, Simon and Fields, Bob and Baber, Chris (2018) A resources model for distributed sensemaking. Cognition, Technology and Work , 20 (4). pp. 651-664. ISSN 1435-5566
Androutsopoulos, Kelly and Aristodemou, Leonidas and Boender, Jaap and Bottone, Michele and Currie, Edward and El-Aroussi, Inas and Fields, Bob and Gheri, Lorenzo and Gorogiannis, Nikos and Heeney, Michael and Micheletti, Matteo and Loomes, Martin J. and Margolis, Michael and Petridis, Miltos and Piermarteri, Andrea and Primiero, Giuseppe and Raimondi, Franco and Weldin, Nick (2018) MIRTO: an open-source robotic platform for education. In: 3rd European Conference on Software Engineering Education, 14-15 June 2018, Seeon, Germany.