I manage digital research and social innovation programmes at Open Lab, a world-leading research group in interaction design and ubiquitous computing at Newcastle University.
I’m responsible for the strategic management and operational delivery of the EPSRC-funded Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Digital Civics. I work closely with the academic directors and I’m responsible for administration and communications for the CDT, as well as organising training events and activities. Alongside my work on the CDT, I have also provided management support to Newcastle University and Northumbria University’s EPSRC Digital Economy Research Centre (2015 – 2021) and EPSRC Centre for Digital Citizens (2020 – 2025) during my time working with Open Lab.
These programmes are training and supporting researchers to explore how emerging digital technologies can promote civic engagement, and I work closely with Open Lab’s industry and community partners and stakeholders.
I’m part of the leadership team for Newcastle University’s Centre for Children and Youth, and I also work as Strategic Cultural Partnerships Manager, managing Newcastle University’s partnerships in the cultural and creative industries.
Alongside my work, I’m currently undertaking a Level 7 Senior Leader Degree Apprenticeship and MSc in Strategic Leadership at Newcastle University Business School and I am a director and trustee of award-winning theatre and creative learning charity, Mortal Fools.
I am interested in exploring how technology is changing the way we live, and how we can change technology.