Work, family and wellbeing in a digital age – speakers

Dr Anna Cox
University College London

Anna Cox is a Reader in Human-Computer Interaction and Deputy Director at the UCL Interaction Centre. Her research takes a scientific approach to investigating HCI, using theories and methods from Psychology to understand the interaction between people and computers. Her current research interests include investigating the positive and negative impacts of technology on work-life boundary practices and wellbeing. She was PI on the recently completed EPSRC funded Digital Epiphanies project. She has published over 120 refereed journal and conference publications. She co-edited the first text book on Research Methods for Human-Computer Interaction (Cairns & Cox 2008, Cambridge University Press).


Karolina KazimierczakDr Karolina Kazimierczak
Aberdeen University

Karolina joined the University of Aberdeen Business School in March 2013 as a Post-doctoral Research Fellow, and in February 2014 she was appointed Lecturer in Management Studies. Karolina previously held a post of Research Fellow in the School of Medicine and Dentistry, also at the University of Aberdeen. She completed a MA degree in sociology in the Institute of Applied Social Sciences, University of Warsaw, and undertook a PHD in the Department of Sociology, Lancaster University.

Natasha_2015Professor Natasha Mauthner
Aberdeen University

Natasha joined the Business School as a Senior Lecturer in 2003 having previously held research posts at the University of Aberdeen’s Arkleton Centre for Rural Development Research and Health Services Research Unit, and the University of Edinburgh’s Research Unit in Health and Behavioural Change. She was promoted to Reader in 2007, and a Personal Chair in 2013. In 2013 she became an Associate Director of CRFR.

Natasha holds an undergraduate degree in the natural sciences from the University of Cambridge. She moved into the Social and Political Sciences Faculty at the University of Cambridge for her PhD. In 1994 she took up a postdoctoral fellowship at the Harvard University Graduate School of Education funded by scholarships from the Fulbright Commission, the Wingate Foundation, and the American Association of University Women Educational Foundation.

paul_shabajeePaul Shabajee
Bristol University

Paul is an interdisciplinary Research Fellow based in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Bristol. Prior to joining the University in 2009, he was a Senior Research Scientist at Hewlett Packard Labs, Bristol. He has wide-ranging research interests which span three main areas: sustainability/sustainable development, applications of digital technologies and education. His research has spanned a diversity of social and environmental applications and consequences of digital technologies.

Within the Digital Epiphanies project his research focus was to understand the roles that digital technologies play in the complex systems that bring about beneficial/detrimental work-life balance and also to identify potential opportunities where digital technologies may be able to make a ‘positive’ contribution.

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