New Research Associate appointed

At the beginning of March 2017, Rob Comber and the OpenLab team at the University Of Newcastle appointed Research Associate Nicola Green, who will work on the WEFWEBs project until it's completion at the end of September 2018.

Nicola said: "I joined the OpenLab team at Newcastle in early 2017 as a research Associate to work on the second phase of the household case studies for WEFWEBs. Using theory and research derived broadly from HCI and social sciences, the household studies examine questions related to: the ripple effects of WEF resource use in domestic nexus relationships; WEF practices as distributed across time, space and activities beyond isolated resource ‘events’; the dis/junctures in communications and interactions between different actors and scales in domestic consumption settings; and the dis/aggregations of different kinds of data that allow researchers to map knowledge across different times, scales and relationships.

I come to this project having a training and background in interdisciplinary social science, being a sociologist by trade, and an interdisciplinary researcher by inclination. My background has run the gamut of Social Sciences, HCI, Science and Technology Studies, Media and Cultural Studies and Surveillance Studies; all intersecting via projects on digital media technologies and/or sustainabilities of various sorts."

For further information about Nicola and her research, please take a look at Nicola's webpage at

Welcome to the team Nicola!‌

First published: 26 April 2017