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I am an experienced social science researcher with a demonstrated history of working in academia. I have been educated in Sociology, Anthropology (MA), and Social Informatics (PhD). I have strong skills in designing and managing research projects and in publishing the results (both in academic journals and in popular media outlets). I am able to communicate complex and detailed information with clarity and simplicity.

Through my 'Oostveen Research' company I provide consultancy and conduct research in the field of Social Science. I have both qualitative and quantitative research skills, with extensive practical experience of conducting participant observation (fieldwork), focus groups, case studies, expert interviews, desk research, content analysis (of interviews, newspaper articles, websites, weblogs, emails), participatory design (PD), technology assessment (TA), scenario-based evaluation, developing questionnaires, and statistical analysis of survey data.

I am also an independent expert appointed by the European Commission to evaluate research proposals, monitor project progress, and review programmes and policies.

Work conducted as a consultant:


EXPERT EVALUATOR

European Commission: Monitoring and assessing the implementation of grant agreement H2020-BES-5-2015-700626-iBorderCtrl, April 2018, Brussels.

European Commission: Monitoring and assessing the implementation of grant agreement H2020-INSO-1-2014-645845-WeLive, May 2016, March 2017, and March 2018, Brussels.

European Commission: Monitoring and assessing the implementation of grant agreement H2020-SC7-2014-653676-BODEGA, March 2017 and January 2018, Brussels.

European Commission: Expert evaluation of proposals submitted to the H2020-WIDESPREAD-03-2017 ERA Chairs call, January 2018, Brussels.

European Commission: Monitoring and assessing the implementation of grant agreement H2020-SC6-CO-CREATION-2017-737492-SCOOP4C, December 2017, Brussels.

European Commission: Expert evaluation of proposals submitted to the H2020-MSCA-IF-2017 call (Marie Sklodowska-Curie actions), October 2017, Brussels.

European Commission: Expert evaluation of proposals submitted to the H2020-SC6-CO-CREATION-2017 call on Applied co-creation to deliver public services, March 2017, Brussels.

European Commission: Expert evaluation of proposals submitted to the H2020-MSCA-IF-2016 call (Marie Sklodowska-Curie actions), October 2016, Brussels.

European Commission: Expert evaluation of proposals submitted to the H2020-BES-2015 call on Border Security and External Security, September 2015, Brussels.

European Commission: Expert evaluation of proposals submitted to the H2020-EURO-6-2015 call on Meeting new societal needs by using emerging technologies in the public sector, June 2015, Brussels.

European Commission: Expert evaluation of proposals submitted to the H2020-INSO-2014 call on ICT-enabled open government, June 2014, Brussels.

European Commission: Expert evaluation of proposals submitted to the Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion DG (DG EMPL-B.4/MM), 18-22 June 2012, Brussels.


TEACHING

University of Oxford: Lecturer, Oxford Prospects Programme (OPP). Social Implications of New and Emerging Technologies invited lecture for 95 Chinese students. January 2018.

University of Oxford: Lecturer, Oxford Prospects Programme (OPP). Social Implications of New and Emerging Technologies invited lecture for 88 Chinese students. July 2017.

Lecturer, University of Oxford. Invited lecture for the 'ICTA Change Management' Course. Department of Continuing Education. November 2009.


RESEARCH

University of Birmingham: Researcher on the PRIVACY TRENDS project (April 2012 - April 2013)

Recent research in computational linguistics and information visualisation can be applied to summarise the rich and accessible sources of online information produced about privacy. This can drive the design of new applications that will educate users on why and how privacy may be compromised, enabling them to participate in the privacy debate as informed stakeholders. Such tools can also help users reflect on their own technological practices, motivating them to take proportionate actions to protect their privacy.

This Google funded project developed a tool, called Privacy Trends, that collects and aggregates online reports from social media platforms on the topic of privacy. These reports were in turn summarised and visualised, the output of which are presented to everyday Internet users as a way to sensitise them on ongoing privacy violations. The design of this tool was informed by users’ needs. Thus, users were involved in the early design process, which resulted in a set of ‘requirements’ and design concepts.

Principal Investigator of this project was Dr. Mina Vasalou at the Centre of Human-Computer Interaction, School of Computer Science, University of Birmingham.

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