Based in the Culture and Creativity Research Institute I have 10+ years of experience in designing and implementing research studies, including conducting user centred studies, usability studies, co-designing evaluation studies for impact, and designing ethical frameworks. I have used a range of qualitative and quantitative approaches to conduct interdisciplinary research projects, including commercial consultancy through knowledge exchange and have worked across sociology, media, human-computer interaction and cultural studies.
My research interests largely focus around digital media and the sociology of communication: the impact of technology and digital media on individuals, and groups; as well as aspects of digital inclusion, and digital and media literacy. In particular I am interested in how technology can contribute towards not only social inclusion but also citizenship, and democracy, and how it can be used for social good and social justice.
I am currently leading SHU's team on an EU (Horizon 2020) project entitled CultureLabs (2018-2021) which seeks to develop a digital platform to support heritage institutions such as libraries, museums and theatres who wish to work with communities from immigrant, refugees or migrant backgrounds in order to share cultural heritage and understanding, through co-design.
I am also a co-investigator on a Nuffield funded project entitled 'My big data and me' (2019-2021 in association with the University of Liverpool and Glasgow University) which seeks to understand the levels of and variations in UK citizens data literacy, and to develop policy and educational materials to support improving this.
Business, Technology and Enterprise
Associate Lecturing work in Media Arts and Communication since 2005.
Media Studies (Undergraduate) - Media Arts and Communication
Cultural Policy (Postgraduate) - Media Arts Communication
- Centre of Excellence in Terrorism, Resilience, Intelligence and Organised Crime Research , Communication and Computing Research Centre
- Culture and Creativity Research Institute
Culture and Creativity Research Institute
Yates, S., Carmi, E., Lockley, E., Pawluczuk, A., French, T., & Vincent, S. (2020). Who are the limited users of digital systems and media? An examination of UK evidence. First Monday, 25 (7). http://doi.org/10.5210/fm.v25i7.10847
Carmi, E., Yates, S.J., Lockley, E., & Pawluczuk, A. (2020). Data citizenship: Rethinking data literacy in the age of disinformation, misinformation, and malinformation. Internet Policy Review, 9 (2). http://doi.org/10.14763/2020.2.1481
Ciolfi, L., & Lockley, E. (2018). From Work to Life and back again: Examining the digitally-mediated work/life practices of a group of knowledge workers. Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW), 27 (3-6), 803-839. http://doi.org/10.1007/s10606-018-9315-3
Yates, S., Kirby, J., & Lockley, E. (2015). Digital media use: differences and inequalities in relation to class and age. Sociological research online, 20 (4), 12. http://doi.org/10.5153/sro.3751
Bowen, S., Mcseveny, K., Lockley, E., Wolstenholme, D., Cobb, M., & Dearden, A. (2013). How was it for you? Experiences of participatory design in the UK health service. CoDesign, 9 (4), 230-246. http://doi.org/10.1080/15710882.2013.846384
Lockley, E. (2013). Mobile Lives. INFORMATION COMMUNICATION & SOCIETY, 16 (10), 1696-1697. http://doi.org/10.1080/1369118X.2011.642403
Green, G., & Lockley, E. (2012). Communication practices of the Karen in Sheffield: Seeking to navigate their three zones of displacement. Asian Journal of Communication, 22 (6), 566-583. http://doi.org/10.1080/01292986.2012.717095
Giglitto, D., Ciolfi, L., Claisse, C., & Lockley, E. (2019). Bridging cultural heritage and communities through digital technologies: Understanding perspectives and challenges. The 9th International Conference on Communities & Technologies - Transforming Communities (C&T 2019), June 3--7, 2019, Vienna, Austria, 81-91. http://doi.org/10.1145/3328320.3328386
Ciolfi, L., & Lockley, E. (2019). Exploring flash fiction for the collaborative interpretation of qualitative data. Proceedings of the 17th European conference on computer-supported cooperative work: the international venue on practice-centred computing an the design of cooperation technologies - exploratory papers, reports of the European Society for Socially Embedded. http://doi.org/10.18420/ecscw2019_ep03
Ciolfi, L., & Lockley, E. (2018). From Work to Life and back again: Examining the digitally-mediated work/life practices of a group of knowledge workers. ECSCW 2018 - Proceedings of the 16th European Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work.
Yates, S., Kirby, J., Lockley, E., & Potts, S. (2015). Digital cultural capital. In MeCCSA Annual Conference : Generations, Northumbria University, 7 January 2015 - 9 January 2015.
Yates, S., Kirby, J., Lockley, E., & Potts, S. (2015). Affordances, effectivities and efficacies : theorising digital engagements. In MeCCSA Annual Conference : Generations, Northumbria University, 7 January 2015 - 9 January 2015.
Yates, S., Kirby, J., & Lockley, E. (2014). Digital inclusion and exclusion : engaging communities and local government. In ICA Seattle Preconference: Communication and "The Good Life" : Around the World After Two Decades of the Digital Divide, Seattle, Washington, 22 May 2014 - 25 May 2014.
Green, G., & Lockley, E. (2013). From bullets to blogs : how the Karen of Sheffield had their new ‘weapons’ turned against them. In Intersectional Conflict and Dialogue in Transnational Migrant and Digital Diaspora Networks, Hull, UK, 11 April 2013 - 12 April 2013. http://www.mignetproject.eu/?p=608
Langley, J., Le Maitre, C., Vernon-Parry, K., Lockley, E., Westerman, J., Smith, J., ... Choppin, S. (2012). Being interdisciplinary..... creating a culture for the academics of tomorrow. In Understanding Interdisciplinarity: theory and practice - An International Conference, Sheffield, 12 June 2012 - 14 June 2012.
Rodriguez, L., & Lockley, E. (2012). Interdisciplinary working in service design: case studies for designing touch points. In ServDes 2012, Helsinki, Fimland, 8 February 2012 - 10 February 2012.
Uruchurtu, E., Lockley, E., Roast, C., Keefe, T., & Williams, N. (2010). Understanding user requirements and expectations of digital learning resources. Workshop Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2010, 158-166.
Uruchurtu, E., Lockley, E., Roast, C., & De Bleecker, I. (2009). Usability evaluation of OpenWeb transcoding. In 11th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services, Bonn, Germany, 15 September 2009 - 18 September 2009. http://mobilehci.uni-siegen.de/proceedings2009/ic318-uruchurtu.pdf
Uruchurtu, E., Lockley, E., Roast, C., & De Bleecker, I. (2009). Usability evaluation of OpenWeb transcoding. ACM International Conference Proceeding Series.
Yates, S., Kirby, J., & Lockley, E. (2015). Digital divides in the UK : separating issues of life stage, class, access and use. In Communication across the Life Span, San Juan, Porto Rico, 21 May 2015 - 24 May 2015.
Yates, S., Mills, S., Lockley, E., & Doherty, K. (2005). Gender, 'face' management and mediated interaction. In 9th International Pragmatics Conference, Riva del Garda, Italy, 1 July 2005.
Yates, S., & Lockley, E. (2019). Workplace “Digital Culture” and the Uptake of Digital Solutions: Personal and Organisational Factors. In Oxford Handbook of Digital Technology and Society. (1st). Oxford University Press
Yates, S., & Lockley, E. (2019). Digital Engagement and Class: Economic, Social, and Cultural Capital in a Digital Age. In The Oxford Handbook of Digital Technology and Society. (1st). Oxford University Press
Yates, S.J., Kirby, J., & Lockley, E. (2015). ‘Digital-by-default’: reinforcing exclusion through technology. In Foster, L., Brunton, A., Deeming, C., & Haux, T. (Eds.) In defence of welfare 2. Bristol: Policy Press: http://www.social-policy.org.uk/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/IDOW-Complete-text-4-online_secured-compressed.pdf
Green, G., & Lockley, E. (2014). Surveillance without borders : the case of Karen refugees in Sheffield. In Akhgar, B., & Arabnia, H.R. (Eds.) Emerging trends in ICT security. (pp. 519-533). Waltman, MA: Morgan Kaufmann: http://world-comp.org/elsevier-morgan-kaufman-ICT/
Lockley, E., & Akhgar, B. (2014). Understanding the situational awareness in cybercrimes: Case studies. In Cyber Crime and Cyber Terrorism Investigator's Handbook. (pp. 101-121). http://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-800743-3.00009-8
Tabatabaei, F., Nasserzadeh, S.M.R., Yates, S., Akhgar, B., Lockley, E., & Fortune, D. (2013). From local to global: Community-based policing and national security. In Strategic Intelligence Management: National Security Imperatives and Information and Communications Technologies. (pp. 85-92).
Yates, S., & Lockley, E. (2008). Moments of separation: gender, (not so remote)relationships, and the mobile phone. In Jones, S. (Ed.) Remote relationships in a small world. (pp. 74-97). New York ; Oxford: Peter Lang Publishing
Akhgar, B., Yates, S., & Lockley, E. (2013). Introduction: Strategy formation in a globalized and networked age-a review of the concept and its definition.
Croall, H., Crone, S., Lockley, E., Taylor, B., & Yates, S. (2015). Sheffield Doc/Fest : digital art spaces research and development report. London: Digital R&D Fund for the Arts.
Yates, S., Kirby, J., & Lockley, E. (2014). Supporting digital engagement : final report to Sheffield City Council. Liverpool: Institute of Cultural Capital.
Theses / Dissertations
Lockley, E. (2009). The face of the phone: studies of public and private mobile-phone use. (Doctoral thesis). Supervised by Yates, S.
Lockley, E., & Green, G. (2012). Surveillance without borders : the case of Karen refugees in Sheffield. Presented at: 5th Biannual Surveillance and Society Conference "Watch This Space: Surveillance Futures", Sheffield, UK
Lockley, E. (2009). Interaction management strategies for mobile phone use in public. Presented at: 1st Autumn Conference of Interpersonal Communication and Social Interaction Section of ECREA, University of Tampere, Finland, 2009
Ciolfi, L., & Lockley, E. (n.d.). Flash Fiction Exploring the Blurring of Work and Life. Presented at: Workshop Design Fiction for Mixed-Reality Performances at CHI 2017, Denver, 2017