Dr Oliver BatesResearch Fellow
Motivated by growing environmental impact and social injustice my research focuses on how computing and data science can be utilised to promote environmental sustainability and social justice. My research involves close collaboration with end-users, industry and policy makers, leveraging user resesarch, data science and digital technology. My current work focuses on:
1) collaborative and low-carbon freight deliveries in urban environments
2) developing digital platforms that promote both social justice and sustainability for gig-economy food and parcel delivery workers
3) designing decision support tools that leverage big, heterogeneous data in smart cities and campuses that promote reductions in energy consumption and pollution.
Issues of precarity and interdisciplinarity for Early Career Researchers in Justice-oriented technology spaces
12/07/2021 → 22/10/2021
“What if you were controlled by all these apps?” - challenging indifference toward essential gig economy courier work.
01/05/2021 → 30/11/2022
Switch-Gig - Exploring digital opportunities to switch the gig-economy to fair and just work
01/09/2019 → 31/07/2020
‘I want it, and I want it now’ – demonstrating the transport and environmental impacts of last-mile parcel delivery.
01/04/2019 → 09/09/2021
Lancaster University Research Staff Association (External organisation)
Membership of committee
- DSI - Environment
- Energy Lancaster