I am a Reader (Associate Professor) of Human-Computer Interaction and Digital Civics at Newcastle University, School of Computing and a co-founder of Open Lab Athens (with Clara Crivellaro and Patrick Olivier). My previous research has involved a set of experiments into participatory methods in digital systems. In general, my work centers on designing novel digital infrastructures for civic participation through novel place-based, participatory and action-led research methods aiming at the development of cooperative decision-making and service provision (i.e. CSCW and PD research and practice).
As part of this research agenda, I am a co-investigator for the H2020 “Generative European Commons Living Lab” (Ge.CO Living Lab), a co-investigator of the EPSRC Digital Economy Research Center (DERC) and of our newly awarded EPSRC Centre for Digital Citizens – Next Stage Digital Economy Centre; while also been the principal investigator of Open Lab Athens for the H2020 “Digital Disruptive Technologies to co-create, co-produce and co-manage Open Public Services” (CO3) project.