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Dr Joseph Chambers

Research Associate


Summary

Dr Joseph Chambers is a Research Associate at CRESR. He specialises in urban and economic geography, with a focus on the integration of ICT within urban environments. His research spans a range of areas including digital inequalities, digital geographies, theories of infrastructure, energy networks, postcolonial urbanism and urban informality. More recently, his research has focussed on the consequences of digital exclusion for vulnerable energy users.

About

Joseph is primarily a qualitative researcher, focussing on vulnerable groups and the everyday processes that shape society and cities. In recent years, Joseph has carried out contract and academic work for a variety of organisations including UK Government, local authorities, technology companies, charities and NGOs. Joseph’s PhD research focussed on smart urbanism and urban informality, exploring the consequences of ICT’s integration within the infrastructural networks of Nairobi’s informal settlements.

Academic publications

Chambers, J. and Evans, J., 2020. Informal urbanism and the Internet of Things: Reliability, trust and the reconfiguration of infrastructure. Urban Studies, 57(14), pp.2918-2935.

Chambers, J., 2019. Fluidities and Fixities: Examining the Alignment of Digital Platforms Within Nairobi's Heterogeneous Infrastructural Configurations. Frontiers in Sustainable Cities, 1, p.8.

Chambers, J., 2020. When fieldwork falls apart: Navigating disruption from political turmoil in research. Area, 52(2), pp.437-444.

Kayanan, C.M., Eichenmüller, C. and Chambers, J., 2018. Silicon slipways and slippery slopes: techno-rationality and the reinvigoration of neoliberal logics in the Dublin Docklands. Space and Polity, 22(1), pp.50-66.

Research publications

Mathers, A., Chambers, J., and Richardson, J., 2021. Shocks, Knocks and Skills Building Blocks. Good Things Foundation.

Stone, E., Llewellyn J and Chambers, J., 2020. Digital Inclusion and Online Safety for Adults in the UK. Good Things Foundation.

Mathers, A., Richardson, J., Vincent, S., Chambers, J and Stone, E., 2020. Good Things Foundation Covid-19 Response Report. Good Things Foundation.

Teaching

Social Sciences and Arts

Research

Publications

Journal articles

Ambrose, A., Sherriff, G., Baker, W., & Chambers, J. (2021). Cold comfort: Covid-19, lockdown and the coping strategies of fuel poor households. Energy Reports. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.egyr.2021.08.175

Chambers, J., & Evans, J. (2020). Informal urbanism and the Internet of Things: Reliability, trust and the reconfiguration of infrastructure. Urban Studies, 57 (14), 2918-2935. http://doi.org/10.1177/0042098019890798

Chambers, J. (2020). When fieldwork falls apart: Navigating disruption from political turmoil in research. Area, 52 (2), 437-444. http://doi.org/10.1111/area.12587

Kayanan, C.M., Eichenmüller, C., & Chambers, J. (2018). Silicon slipways and slippery slopes: techno-rationality and the reinvigoration of neoliberal logics in the Dublin Docklands. Space and Polity, 22 (1), 50-66. http://doi.org/10.1080/13562576.2018.1488556

Chambers, J. (n.d.). Fluidities and Fixities: Examining the Alignment of Digital Platforms Within Nairobi's Heterogeneous Infrastructural Configurations. Frontiers in Sustainable Cities, 1. http://doi.org/10.3389/frsc.2019.00008

Reports

Mathers, A., Chambers, J., & Richardson, J. (2021). Shocks, Knocks and Skills Building Blocks. https://www.goodthingsfoundation.org/insights/shocks-knocks-and-skill-building-blocks/

Chambers, J., Stone, E., & Llewellyn, J. (2021). Digital Inclusion and Online Safety for Adults in the UK. https://www.goodthingsfoundation.org/insights/digital-inclusion-and-online-safety-for-adults-in-the-uk/

Mathers, A., Stone, E., Chambers, J., Richardson, J., & Vincent, S. (2020). Good Things Foundation Covid-19 Response Report. https://www.goodthingsfoundation.org/insights/covid-19-response-report/

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