I am a Research Associate in Social Computing, working on projects as part of DERC (Digital Economy Research Centre). My research primarily focuses on digital living and everyday visual culture, with a particular emphasis on how this intersects with the domestic sphere. My research to date focuses on family snapshots and their socio-technical history, Instagram and digital parenthood. As part of interrogating the everyday and social practices, I have a research interest in smart homes and their impact upon understandings, conceptualisations, and lived experiences of home and domesticity.
Having completed a PhD in Computing, following a BA in Media Production, I approach HCI from an interdisciplinary perspective with a focus on qualitative methods including online ethnography and visual analysis. This draws upon digital sociology, HCI, and digital anthropology as a humanities-centred approach to examining how ubiquitous technology is used and perceived in daily life.