I am a post-doctoral researcher at Bremen University (since 09/2014). Here, I am associated with the Institute for Information Management (ifib) and the Centre for Media, Communication and Information Research (ZeMKI). Bremen University is 1 of 11 German ‘universities of excellence‘. I am currently leading a work package in the EU-funded research and innovation action MobileAge (from 02/2016 – 01/2019) on Participatory Design in Civic Tech and Open Data. Here we aim to co-create personalised mobile access to public services with and for senior citizens.
Prior to Bremen, I worked as a research associate at the Centre for the Study of Technology and Organisation at Lancaster University. In 2013 I completed my PhD in Organisation, Work and Technology at Lancaster University Management School which ranks among the world’s top business schools and is part of a vivid STS community across Lancaster University. Prior to my PhD studies I earned degrees in MSc Information Technology, Management and Organisational Change (Lancaster University); MA Philosophy (Hamburg University) and BSc Informatics (Hamburg University). I have worked as research fellow in public sector consulting and participated in a number of European eGovernment projects. In 2008 I completed a five-months traineeship with the European Commission DG Information Society and Media related to research data infrastructures. Since June 2009 I serve as an independent expert to the EC within the areas eInfrastructures and Digital Science.
Memberships: EASST (European Association of for the Study of Science and Technology); EGOS (European Group for Organizational Studies) ; IFIP 8.2 (International Federation for Information Processing – Working Group on Information Systems and Organizations)
In my other life I am a mother of three and greatly enjoy being outdoors. I miss hiking in the Lake District, but fortunately are able to spend quite a bit of time in Bremen’s Bürgerpark and Werderinsel.