Myria Georgiou is Professor in Media and Communications. She has consistently received funding for cross-national research with a particular focus on European cultural diversity, migration and the media over the last 10 years. Currently she is leading a research team conducting research on refugee settlement and digital connectivity across the cities of Athens, Berlin and London. Her research has contributed to policy-oriented consultancies and publications, including two collaborations with the Council of Europe on inclusive media and cultural diversity, and on refugee representation in the media.
The work I am focussing on, in collaboration with the Belgian team, examines how refugee and migrant young people engage with digital technologies to develop their skills and knowledge but we also investigates how this engagement with communication technologies might also increase their vulnerabilities.
Ellen Helsper is Professor in the Department of Media and Communications. She is an expert on the links between social and digital inequalities and the development of innovative methodologies in this field. She specialises in studying how the distribution of digital skills and literacies leads to inequalities in the positive and negative outcomes that individuals achieve from ICT use and the impact of social media in everyday life. She has broad experience leading global, comparative projects in this field such as the From Digital Skills to Tangible Outcomes projects, the World Internet Project, and the Global Kids Online projects. “As of yet there are no good survey and performance test instruments to measure young people’s complex set of digital skills. The LSE team will develop these in collaboration with other ySKILLS partners. These measures will be used in the project and will provide tools for policy makers, educators and other stakeholders for whom understanding youth’s digital skills is fundamental to achieving their goals.”
Sonia Livingstone is Professor in the Department of Media and Communications. She is an expert on children’s rights, risks and opportunities in the digital age, specialising in European evidence and policy. Author and editor of 20 books, she founded the EU Kids Online network, and advises the Council of Europe and UN Committee on the Rights of the Children, among others, on the challenges of the digital environment. She currently directs the projects Children’s Data and Privacy Online, Global Kids Online, and Parenting for a Digital Future, and she is Deputy Director of the Nurture Network. She is WP7 leader and member of the Executive Board of ySKILLS.
Leslie Haddon is a senior researcher and visiting lecturer in the Department of Media and Communications. His diverse research over the course of 30 years has focused on the social shaping and consumption of ICTs, especially looking at studies of domestication. For the last 12 years his main focus has been on children’s digital experiences. He helped to coordinate the EU Kids Online project that examined the online risks faced by children aged 9-16 and participated in the Net Children Go Mobile project on children’s use of smartphones and tablets. More recently he was a member of the team working on the Toddlers and Tablets project looking at the smartphone and tablet use of 0-5 year-olds.
Mariya Stoilova holds a post-doctoral research position at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). With a strong focus on multi-method evidence generation and cross-national comparative analyses, her work focuses on the intersection of child rights and digital technology use, well-being and family support, and intimate life, citizenship and social inequalities.
Luc Schneider is a PhD student at the Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science and part-time Research Assistant on the ySKILLS project. He has a background in Behavioural Economics, and his current research focuses on the relationship between self-reported thoughts and subjective wellbeing.
Mary-Alice Doyle is a PhD student in the Department of Social Policy. Her research looks at how welfare policy can affect health and education outcomes for children and young adults. She has previously worked as an economist and as a research manager.
Alia Zaki graduated with an MA in Political Economy of the Middle East from King’s College London and a BSc in International Politics from Brunel University London. She recently worked as a Researcher and Data Analyst, working with the public, private and third sectors in the UK. Alongside her research work, she is a freelance writer with digital content experience. She manages a political social media page focusing on the Middle East and co-founded a political and news blog. Her interests are in policy, political affairs and foreign policy within the Middle East and beyond.