I am a postgraduate researcher, designer, and maker. My research explores how HCI can support community digital inclusion projects. My other research interests include the experiences of marginalised people with regard to digital services and the role of identity and confidence in an increasingly digital world. In my recent work, I have collaborated with communities experiencing marginalisation in order to collectively design interventions that facilitate the learning and practice of digital skills.
Before joining Open Lab, I spent several years designing live games and escape rooms. I have designed and built a variety of technologies including automated radiation monitors, digital noticeboards, interactive puzzles and teambuilding games, and a password-protected rotary phone.
I take the view that everyone is an expert on their own lived experience. As a result, my research is typically participatory in nature, and I seek to work closely with communities in order to centre the voices of people impacted by the design process and its outputs.