Inspired by the ever-growing entanglement of social objectives and technological tools as their means of implementation and facilitation, I am interested in the ways socio-technical systems work and are made to work by looking at the interactions of people, technologies, organisation and practice. The themes I have engaged in cover technology-mediated collaboration across boundaries, social and innovative media technologies and public sector innovation projects.
My research intersects the boundaries of Organisation Studies and Information Systems Research. Conceptually I draw on Science and Technology Studies (STS), and in particular Actor-Network Theory (ANT). Methodologically I have adopted an ethnographic approach which requires in-depth, longitudinal qualitative research.
My specific research domains cover:
• Public sector transformation and innovation;
• Organising, knowing and learning in large-scale, Web-based communities;
• Big data and data infrastructures in virtual research communities.