I am currently a Lecturer of Digital Civics at Newcastle University, UK. As a lecturer, I teach Computing Science, Human-Computer Interaction and Digital Civics. I am also supervising PhD candidates of the EPSRC Center for Doctoral Training in Digital Civics, a £4.7m award that seeks to train the next generation of researchers in the design, deployment and evaluation of digital community and local government services.
In general, my work centres on designing, developing and evaluating novel, digitally-enabled models of citizen participation that engage communities in developing the future of local service provision, decision-making and democracy. As part of this research agenda I am a co-investigator of the EPSRC Digital Economy Research Center (DERC) and through the work of Open Lab Athens, a co-investigator of the H2020 “Generative European Commons Living Lab” (Ge.CO Living Lab) at Newcastle University and of the H2020 “Digital Disruptive Technologies to co-create, co-produce and co-manage Open Public Services” (CO3) project of Open Lab Athens.