I'm currently a Research Fellow in the Communication and Computing Research Centre (CCRC) in Sheffield Hallam University. My research focuses around the sociology of communication and digital media: how people make use of and interact with technology and digital media, as well as issues associated with new media and society, digital inclusion and digital and media literacy.
I have worked on a variety of interdisciplinary research projects at Sheffield Hallam University since 2008 (including commercial consultancy through knowledge transfer activity as well as on academic based project work). From providing groups of adult refugee learners with ICT and journalism training and helping to enhance their digital and media skills, to studying digital inclusion in association with Sheffield City Council, these projects have resulted in local community interventions - including setting up computer club's for people who were otherwise considered to be 'digitally excluded'.
Currently I'm working on an EU project entitled CultureLabs (2018-2021) which seeks to develop a 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. The project will explore the extent of citizens’ data literacy through survey data and citizen workshops; develop training and support materials for schools, universities and third sector groups in order to enhance citizen’s data literacy and develop policy recommendations for stakeholders on enhancing citizen data literacy.
Business, Technology and Enterprise
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
- Cultural Communication and Computing Research Institute
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
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. (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
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
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
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
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.
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