Dr Maria Angela Ferrario

Lecturer in Digital Technology and Environmental Change

Research Overview

With expertise in both human computer interaction (HCI) and software engineering (SE), I adopt agile and participatory methods to technology development, and I investigate the role of human values in computing and of digital technology in environmental and societal change. I work across domains including public place design, bio-data sharing, and community renewables. I am an experienced team leader of large interdisciplinary and multi-stakeholders projects both within and outside academica, including Catalyst and Clasp focusing respectively on digital action for social change and personalised health IoT. I am the Principal Investigator of EPSRC-funded project Values-First SE and Co-investigator on Ensemble.

Before joining academia I worked as a project manager for the European agency ERNACT focusing on the social and economic development of EU crossborder regions through digital innovation.