SERIO (Research & Innovation)
PhD Researcher on the 'Digital Neighbourhoods' Research Project
'Sustainable Digital Neighbourhoods: A Case Study of People, Place and Technology under the Rural Village Condition'
This research seeks to develop an advanced understanding of the interplay between broadband use, social interaction and the place in which people live. Fieldwork has involved working in an embedded manner within a central case study neighbourhood - a rural Cornish village, as well as complementary research in a number of additional villages. A wide range of methods has been employed, including social network analysis, survey research, qualitative interviewing and a diary study. Results have painted a picture of how a community is structured, how it operates (both socially and spatially), and how technology infuses with this. The reliance of a rural community on the 'local' and upon more traditional means of communication is evident at every juncture, posing an interesting question as to how superfast broadband can be made applicable in the local rural setting, harnessed as a community asset and, hence, used for positive social transformation.
ADE Postgraduate Student Representative for '13/'14 & '14/'15
Bachelor of Social Science, 1:1 (University College Dublin)
MSc Social Research Methods (London School of Economics & Political Science)
- Population Analysis
- Health and Population in Contemporary Developed Societies
Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
Delivered 'Data Analysis' sessions for 'ARCH409' module
Completed 'Graduate Teaching Associates' course in June 2013Completed 'PGCAP600' course in September 2015, which led to Associate Fellowship of the HEA
Rural Social Networks; Community Informatics; Technological Impacts; Methodological Innovations