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Dr Maria Angela Ferrario

Lecturer in Digital Technology and Environmental Change

Maria Angela Ferrario

InfoLab21

LA1 4WA

Lancaster

Tel: +44 1524 510660

Research overview

With expertise in both human computer interaction (HCI) and software engineering (SE), my research adopts agile and participatory methods to technology development and innovation, investigates human values in computing, and the role of digital technology in environmental and societal changes. I work across domains including public place design, bio-data sharing (Dr F. Curmi PhD) and renewable energy forecasting. I am the Principal Investigator of EPSRC-funded project Values-First SE and a Co-investigator on Ensemble. In the past I worked as the team lead of interdisciplinary projects such as Catalyst and Clasp focusing respectively on digital action for social change and personalised health IoT. 

Trained in Computer Science (PhD), Design (MSc) and Social Psychology (BA, MA), before joining academia I worked as a project manager with an Europen digital network aimed at the digital, social and economic development of EU crossborder regions.

PhD supervision

Interested in a broad range of HCI/SE topics with a societal import (e.g. health, environment, civic participation); currently, but not exclusively, focused on: designing tools and techniques for values mapping in software production, detecting social biases in technical systems, developing digital technologies that embed social values.

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