I am a designer, creative practitioner and Newcastle University Research Fellow.  My research research centres on interaction design methods, digital tools and socio-technical processes to support social justice and democratic practices. I have over 10 years of academic and practitioner experience of research and engagement in social justice, and extensive experience conducting cross-disciplinary community engagement with industry, the public sector, and third sector organisations.

I am currently Principal Investigator of the EPSRC NetworkPlus Social Justice and the Digital Economy, which seeks to foster new collaborations between citizens, public and third sector organisations,industry and academia and develop practical responses to issues of social justice in new and emerging technologies.