Prof Anna L. Cox is a Professor of Human-Computer Interaction and Vice Dean (Equality, Diversity & Inclusion) UCL Faculty of Brain Sciences. She uses theories and methods from social science to study digital technology use in order to help people be happier, healthier and more productive. Her research interests focus on the role of ubiquitous technologies in: getting work done (including task design, and personal task management); the experience of being always-on (including dealing with interruptions, and digital work-life boundary management); and in providing digital support for when people are struggling (including interventions to aid focus at work, strategies for managing digital boundaries, dealing with work-related stress, and supporting self-efficacy).
Dr Sandy Gould is a Lecturer in HCI at the School of Computer Science, University of Birmingham. I was previously an EPSRC Doctoral Prize Fellow at the UCL Interaction Centre, where he retains an honorary lectureship. He is interested in how the ways of digital working are changing the essential structure of work, and is investigating how these new ways of working influence the way that tasks are completed and, in turn, the relationship people have with work.
Dr Marta E. Cecchinato is a senior lecturer at Northumbria University, working in human-computer interaction (HCI). She has a background in Psychology and has a PhD in HCI from the UCL Interaction Centre. Her research focuses on understanding the impact that communication technologies have on people’s work-life balance, and what strategies help regain control. Her work has been published in top-tier HCI venues and has been featured in the New Scientist and The Psychologist, among others.
Dr. Joseph W. Newbold is a research fellow at the UCL Interaction Centre, exploring musical displays to reduce sedentary behaviour for office workers, and a member of the GetaMoveOn fellowship program. He was previously a PhD candidate at the UCLIC investigating how the implicitly understood and embodied aspects can be used in sonifications for physical activity to directly modify body behaviour. He has a MEng in Electronic Engineering with Music Technology Systems from the University of York. Previously he has worked on a number of research projects at UCL and completed a research internship at Microsoft Research Cambridge.
Dr. Anna Rudnicka is a research assistant at the UCL Interaction Centre, where she was previously a PhD student investigating what motivates citizen scientists to disclose or withhold data within the projects they participate in. She holds a BSc in Psychology and a Foundation degree in Digital Film Production. Her research interests include privacy and data-driven ethics.
Dave Cook is a PhD student at UCL, Department of Anthropology. His current research explores the lives of self-described digital nomads, who work out of co-working spaces in Southeast Asia. His research interests include work cultures, globalisation, cosmopolitan identity and personhood and neoliberalism and design cultures.