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Dr Maria Angela Ferrario

Lecturer in Digital Technology and Environmental Change

Maria Angela Ferrario




Tel: +44 1524 510660

Research overview

Working at the intersection of human computer interaction (HCI) and software engineering (SE), my research adopts agile and participatory methods to technology development and innovation, systematically 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, 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. 

Education: Computer Science (PhD, UCD, Dublin, Ireland), Multimedia Systems Design (MSc,Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland) Philosophy and Social Psychology (BA, MA, Universita' Cattolica, Milan, Italy). Before joining Lancaster, I worked as a project manager with an European digital network (EEIG) for the economic and digital 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 technologies); 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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