A new role at the UN for Dr Alicja Pawluczuk

Congratulations to our PhD graduate Dr Alicja Pawluczuk who today (1st April 2020) starts a new work role as Young Information and Communication Technologies and Development Fellow at the United Nations University Institute in Macau.

Over the next twelve months, Alicja will be examining current approaches to digital inclusion measurement, and investigating digital inclusion practitioners’ narratives of their experience of digital inclusion measurement. The objective of Alicja’s fellowship is to analyse the state-of-the-art of digital inclusion measurement and evaluation on the basis of a systematic literature review. It is anticipated that outcomes of this research will inform UN policy-making on issues related to ICTs and sustainable development.

This work builds on the themes of Alicja’s doctoral study Youth digital culture co-creation: measuring social impact in Scotland, which she completed under the supervision of Dr Gemma Webster, Dr Colin Smith and myself within the Centre for Social Informatics at Edinburgh Napier University in 2019. It is also related to the work that Alicja undertook in her first post-doctoral post, recently completed within the Department of Communication and Media at the University of Liverpool. Here Alicja worked as a Research Associate on a Nuffield Foundation project entitled Me and my big data.

We wish Alicja all the best in her new position.

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