Dr Kerstin Leder Mackley, UCL Knowledge Lab, University College London
Kerstin Leder Mackley is a Senior Research Fellow on the ERC-funded InTouch: Digital Touch Communication Project (University College London, UK) which explores the social significance and experience of haptic communication devices and related digital touch technologies. Leder Mackley is a social researcher specializing in the interdisciplinary study of emerging technologies, with a focus on sensory technologies and methodologies (including sensory ethnography), human-computer interaction, and design futures. She has previously held research positions at the School of Engineering and Design, Brunel University, Loughborough Design School, and the School of Social Sciences and Humanities, Loughborough University, UK. Leder Mackley has been actively involved in the facilitation of previous workshops at the intersections of computer science, engineering, and design, both as organizer (CHI’13, CHI’18) and member of the program committee (CSCW’14). Recent publications include Interdisciplinary Insights for Digital Touch Communication (co-authored with Jewitt, Price, Yiannoutsou and Atkinson, Springer 2020).

Prof. Sara Price, UCL Knowledge Lab, University College London
Sara Price is Professor of Digital Learning at the UCL Knowledge Lab and Co-I on IN-TOUCH. Her research interests focus on the design, development and evaluation of emerging digital technologies (mobile, tangible, sensor) for learning, teaching and training in school and health related education. In particular, her recent work engages with theories of embodiment, how sensory and bodily interaction can be mediated through digital technology, and the role of this in supporting new ways of thinking and meaning making. She has led a number of research projects, most recently ‘Researching Embodiment in Digital Environments’ (ESRC, NCRM); ‘Fostering Cross-curricular Geoweb Technology Use in Education’ (UCL/IOE); and she is currently Co-I on ‘WeDraw’ (EU) and ‘Move2Learn: Engaging Preschool Scientists through Embodiment and Technology’ (Wellcome Trust, ESRC, NSF). Her recent publications include Digital Bodies: Creativity and Technology in the Arts and Humanities, with Sue Broadhurst (2017); and The Sage Handbook of Researching Digital Technologies (2014) with Jewitt and Brown.

Prof. Carey Jewitt, UCL Knowledge Lab, University College London
Carey Jewitt is Professor of Learning and Technology and Director of UCL Knowledge Lab. Her research interests include researching technology-mediated interaction, the development of multimodal research theory and methods, and innovating research methods across the social sciences and arts. She has directed a number of large research projects on methodological innovation, most recently MODE ‘Multimodal Methods for Researching Digital Data and Environments’ (ESRC, and MIDAS ‘Methodological Innovation in Digital Arts and Social Sciences’ (ESRC, Carey is a founding Editor of the journal Visual Communication (Sage), and her recent publications include Introducing Multimodality (2016) with Bezemer and O’Halloran, The Sage Handbook of Researching Digital Technologies (2014) with Price and Brown, and The Routledge Handbook of Multimodal Analysis (2014).

Lili Golmohammadi, UCL Knowledge Lab, University College London
Lili Golmohammadi is a PhD candidate attached to IN-TOUCH. Her research interests include digital communication technologies, design education and critical design. Her PhD research explores the relationships between loneliness, touch and touch technologies. She has recently written a piece on the methodological challenges of moving her research online in the pandemic for the International Journal of Social Research Methodology. Lili has extensive experience devising and leading community-based arts projects, an example of which is an open-participation event at the Wellcome Collection exploring media representations of female ageing. Lili is also a Research Assistant in Design Education at Goldsmiths, University of London.

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