The University of Southampton

Roushdat Elaheebocus (Sheik)

Postgraduate research student

I completed an M.S.c in Web Technologies with Distinction at the University of Southampton in the year 2009 which was funded through a scholarship from the Government of Mauritius. The title of my M.S.c dissertation was "Semi-AutoBlogging System:  Merging  Mobile  and  Ubiquitous  system  with Web 2.0 and Semantic Web through blogs".

I started my PhD in ECS in October 2013 under the supervision of Dr Mark Weal, Prof. Lucy Yardley and Dr. Leanne Morrison . My PhD is funded through a studentship from the University of Southampton.


I have received training in the following areas/topics:

  • Introduction to Demonstrator Training - lab based (October 2013)
  • Introduction to Teaching Skills for PGs - Part 2 (optional follow-on session) (October 2013)
  • Managing Your Supervisors (November 2013)
  • EndNote Bibliographic Software: basic course (October 2013)
  • EndNote Bibliographic Software: advanced course (December 2013)
  • Presenting Your Research (December 2013)
  • Finding information to support your Research in FPSE (November 2013)
  • Technical Writing Skills for FPSE and FEE (March 2014)
  • The Ethics of Research with Human Participants (February 2014)


Research interests

My research looks into how social elements can be integrated within Digital Behaviour Change Interventions to enhance their effectiveness.



M.S.c Web Technologies - University of Southampton (2009) - Distinction

B.S.c (Hons) Computer Science - University of Mauritius (2008) - First Class


Mentor for Postgraduate Students (Taught) - MSc Cyber Security for the academic year 2014/2015 and 2015/2016. I have been organising weekly face-to-face meetings with the students to discuss about course-related issues, give short tutorials and also supporting them via e-mail.

Lab Demonstrator for the modules: COMP1056 Web Design (2013/2014, 2014/2015), COMP1202 Programming 1 (2014/2015, 2015/2016)

Project Assistant at ILIaD (March 2014 - Ongoing) - Organised training resources provided by ILIAD and other departments at the University of Southampton along with other open-access online resources; Involved in the design and development of ILIaD's websites.


Elaheebocus, Sheik Mohammad Roushdat Ally, Weal, Mark, Morrison, Leanne and Yardley, Lucy (2018) Peer-based social media features in behavior change interventions: Systematic review. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 20 (2). (doi:10.2196/jmir.8342).


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