How people make use of and interact with technology, issues associated with new media and society, and issues associated with social interaction, are areas of research that I'm interested in.
My research falls broadly under communication studies and information studies and working in C3RI means that I have worked on a variety of different interdisciplinary projects since 2008. One day I can be a human-computer interaction researcher - the next I can be investigating issues associated with User Centred Design! My Previous role in C3RI involved engaging with knowledge transfer activity- meaning that have I worked on commercial consultancy as well as on academic projects.
My postdoctoral research focused on the impact of the mobile phone in the public and private - a subject which falls broadly under new media and communication. The research specifically concentrated on how people manage contextualised mobile phone use during social interactions in public spaces. It also examined how people make use of their mobile phones to manage their private relationships. During this project I worked with Virgin Mobile: designing a UK wide mobile phone survey on their behalf (2006). Themes throughout the research concerned interaction management, face management, and relationship management and made use of Goffman's (1959, 1963) concepts of behaviour in public.
I have worked on a variety of research projects at Sheffield Hallam University. A particularly notable Knowledge Transfer project was working with the Sheffield Burmese and Iraqi refugee communities through NIACE funding. The programme provided a group of adult learners with ICT and journalism training and the project was the Adult Learner's Week Transformation Fund Award Winner 2010.
Another notable ESRC funded project (2013) involved researching digital inclusion in association with Sheffield City Council. The study comprised of action research about people's general use of, and access to, technology. The work resulted in local community interventions - including a computer club and an online job club for people who would have otherwise been considered 'digitally excluded'.
I have also recently worked on several European Funded projects; two of note are COURAGE (2014 - 2016) and ATHENA (2013 - 2016). The former involved developed a research agenda for Cyber Crime and Cyber Terrorism based upon user centered research. Whilst my role in the latter focused upon human factors and best practices for crisis sense making and communication, and in particular, how social media can be best used for crisis and disaster management. ATHENA is creating a prototype to enhance the ability of LEAs police, first responders and citizens in their use of mobile and smart devices in crisis situations
Arts, Computing, Engineering and Sciences
- Centre of Excellence in Terrorism, Resilience, Intelligence and Organised Crime Research, Communication and Computing Research Centre
- Cultural Communication and Computing Research Institute
Lockley, E. & Akhgar, B. (2014) Understanding the Situational Awareness of Cyber Crime: A case study in Akhgar, B. Staniforth, S. & Bosco, F. (Eds) Cyber Crime and Cyber Terrorism: An Investigator's Handbook (2014) Elsevier.
Yates, S. Akhgar, B. & Lockley, E. (2013). Introduction: Strategy Formation in a Globalised and Networked Age - A Review of the Concept and it's Definition. In Yates, S & Akgar, B (Eds) Strategic Intelligence Management, National Security imperatives and ICT. Butterworth Heinemann. Elsevier.
Tabatabaei, F., Nasserzadeh, M.R. Yates, S. Akhgar, B. Lockley, E. & Fortune, D. (2013) From Local to Global – Policing and National Security. In Yates, S & Akgar, B (Eds) Strategic Intelligence Management, National Security imperatives and ICT. Butterworth Heinemann. Elsevier.
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. DOI: 10.5153/sro.3751
Turned Against Them. 'Intersectional Conflict and Dialogue in Transnational Migrant and Digital Diaspora Networks Intersectional Conflict and Dialogue'. Hull, UK. April 11 - 12.
Langley, J., Le Maitre, C., Wheat, J., Westerman,J., Choppin, S., Smith, D., Lockley, E., Vernon-Parry, K. (2012) Being interdisciplinary…creating a culture for the academics of tomorrow. Understanding Interdisciplinary Theory and Practise. An International Conference. Sheffield, UK. June 12 - 14.
Lockley, E. Devine, P. Roast, C. (2012) Codex: Interdisciplinary Engagement in Sexual Health. Understanding Interdisciplinary Theory and Practise. An International Conference. Sheffield, UK. June 12 - 14.
CIOLFI, Luigina and LOCKLEY, Eleanor (2017). Flash Fiction Exploring the Blurring of Work and Life. In: Workshop Design Fiction for Mixed-Reality Performances at CHI 2017, Denver, 06 May 2017. (Unpublished)
YATES, Simeon, KIRBY, John and LOCKLEY, Eleanor (2015). Digital media use: differences and inequalities in relation to class and age. Sociological research online, 20 (4), p. 12.
YATES, Simeon, KIRBY, John and LOCKLEY, Eleanor (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, 21-24 May 2015. (In Press)
YATES, Simeon J, KIRBY, John and LOCKLEY, Eleanor (2015). ‘Digital-by-default’: reinforcing exclusion through technology. In: FOSTER, Liam, BRUNTON, Anne, DEEMING, Chris and HAUX, Tina, (eds.) In defence of welfare 2. Bristol, Policy Press..
YATES, Simeon, KIRBY, John, LOCKLEY, Eleanor and POTTS, Susan (2015). Affordances, effectivities and efficacies : theorising digital engagements. In: MeCCSA Annual Conference : Generations, Northumbria University., 7-9 January 2015.
CROALL, Helen, CRONE, Stephen, LOCKLEY, Eleanor, TAYLOR, Ben and YATES, Simeon (2015). Sheffield Doc/Fest : digital art spaces research and development report. Project Report. London, Digital R&D Fund for the Arts.
YATES, Simeon, KIRBY, John and LOCKLEY, Eleanor (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, 22-25 May 2014.
YATES, Simeon, KIRBY, John and LOCKLEY, Eleanor (2014). Supporting digital engagement : final report to Sheffield City Council. Project Report. Liverpool, Institute of Cultural Capital. (Unpublished)
GREEN, Geff and LOCKLEY, Eleanor (2014). Surveillance without borders : the case of Karen refugees in Sheffield. In: AKHGAR, Babak and ARABNIA, Hamid R., (eds.) Emerging trends in ICT security. Emerging Trends in Computer Science & Applied Computing (1). Waltman, MA, Morgan Kaufmann, 519-533.
GREEN, Geff and LOCKLEY, Eleanor (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, 11-12 April 2013.
BOWEN, Simon, MCSEVENY, Kerry, LOCKLEY, Eleanor, WOLSTENHOLME, Dan, COBB, Mark and DEARDEN, Andy (2013). How was it for you? Experiences of participatory design in the UK health service. CoDesign, 9 (4), 230-246.
GREEN, Geff and LOCKLEY, Eleanor (2012). Communication practices of the Karen in Sheffield: Seeking to navigate their three zones of displacement. Asian Journal of Communication, 22 (6), 566-583.
LOCKLEY, Eleanor and GREEN, Geff (2012). Surveillance without borders : the case of Karen refugees in Sheffield. In: 5th Biannual Surveillance and Society Conference "Watch This Space: Surveillance Futures", Sheffield, UK, 2-4 April.
RODRIGUEZ, Liliana and LOCKLEY, Eleanor (2012). Interdisciplinary working in service design: case studies for designing touch points. In: ServDes 2012, Helsinki, Fimland, 08-10 February 2012.
LOCKLEY, Eleanor (2009). Interaction management strategies for mobile phone use in public. In: 1st Autumn Conference of Interpersonal Communication and Social Interaction Section of ECREA, University of Tampere, Finland, 21 - 23 Oct 2009. (Unpublished)
URUCHURTU, Elizabeth, LOCKLEY, Eleanor, ROAST, Chris and DE BLEECKER, Inge (2009). Usability evaluation of OpenWeb transcoding. In: 11th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services, Bonn, Germany, 15-18 September, 2009. (Unpublished)
LOCKLEY, Eleanor (2009). The face of the phone: studies of public and private mobile-phone use. Doctoral, Sheffield Hallam University.
YATES, Simeon and LOCKLEY, Eleanor (2008). Moments of separation: gender, (not so remote)relationships, and the mobile phone. In: JONES, Samantha, (ed.) Remote relationships in a small world. Digital Formations (41). New York ; Oxford, Peter Lang Publishing, 74-97.
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