Research

I am an interdisciplinary researcher and work closely with charities in the design, development, and evaluation of digital technologies for service delivery and advocacy work. Doing this kind of work means I bring together literatures from various disciplines to build a rounded understanding of the interdisciplinary space. While I have been ‘home’ in HCI for the time of my MRes and PhD, I continue to try to publish in various disciplines, at diverse venues, and by creating ‘publications’ or ‘outcomes’ in various shapes and formats.

Overall, my research interests lie at the intersection of practice-led and theoretical research surrounding issues of feminist and social justice-oriented HCI. I am also a founding member of fempower.tech, a feminist tech collective aiming to raise awareness of, and improve experiences by marginalised folk in HCI.

In my PhD, I developed an interdisciplinary conceptual/methodological framework to help researchers and designers work in charities to design digital technologies. The framework is built on Nancy Fraser’s concept of multidimensional justice, Nardi and O’Days’ Information Ecologies, and my fieldwork in two UK-based sex work support services. Throughout the three years of my PhD fieldwork, I worked with National Ugly Mugs and Changing Lives (both UK-based charities who support sex workers in different ways) to explore the different ways they were already using digital technologies while also developing exploratory projects to find new ways of integrating digital technologies into different aspects of their service delivery.