Alicia Blum-Ross

Dr. Alicia Blum-Ross

ESRC Fellow

Youth and community media

Ethnographic research including visual, virtual and creative methods

Citizenship and civic participation

Media and critical literacy

Participatory design and community innovation


Dr. Paolo Dini

Senior Research Fellow

Active Projects: EINS


Dr. Leslie Haddon

Senior Research Fellow

Working with Professor Sonia Livingstone on the EU Kids Online research project

Koen Leurs

Dr. Koen Leurs

Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellow, September 2013 to August 2015

Working with Dr Myria Georgiou on a project named titled "Urban Politics of London Youth Analyzed Digitally (UPLOAD)

Research focuses on the intersections of digital media, youth culture, multiculture, migration and gender.

Combines large-scale quantitative approaches (survey research, big-data analysis) with critical small-scale approaches (in-depth interviews, virtual ethnography, discourse analysis).


Dr Antonella Passani

Research Officer

Active project:

ICT-supported innovation processes for local development

(Digital) Social Innovation

Participative processes and methods

Social impact assessment of research projects

Visual anthropology, self-representation, representation of diversity

Julian Sefton Green

Dr. Julian Sefton-Green

Principal Research Fellow

Working with Professor Sonia Livingstone on 'The Class'  research project


Dr. Shenja van der Graaf

Research Officer,

Expert and user cultures

Integration of new technologies into society

Mediation of social and economic life, theoretical perspectives

(Personal, open, linked) data, commons, commodification, ethics

Software/code market, legitimate vulnerability, institutional corruption