I am a Research Associate in the Responsible Technology Institute based within the School of Computer Science at the University of Oxford. My main academic influences have been associated with ethnomethodology, which I encountered during my first degree in Sociology at the University of Wales, Bangor, and during my Masters and PhD with the Work, Interaction and Technology Group in the Business School at King’s College London. I have since exercised and developed these skills in academia and industry, highlights of which include working as a Research Fellow doing Design Ethnography in the Mixed Reality Laboratory in the School of Computer Science at the University of Nottingham, and as Lead Qualitative Researcher working in upstream R&D for Dyson Technology. I enjoy sharing the relevance of theory and empirical findings derived from studies of cultural practice with collaborators on multidisciplinary projects in the hope that it may improve people’s lives.
My role on the team
I am responsible for undertaking qualitative research with collaborators on the PARIS-DE project. This research will contribute to the co-design and evaluation of a framework for sustainable and responsible innovation in digital technology.
Why I wanted to join the team
It is evident that issues associated with climate change need to be brought much further into the foreground of our research practice and the PARIS-DE project is working on a vehicle to help us do this. I am delighted to be able to contribute to this goal and hope that it may lead to more pathways for the responsible development of digital technology.