EMoTICON Network Grants Awarded

The EMoTICON Network is pleased to announce that network grants have been awarded to four research projects in the area of Empathy and Trust in Online.

Dr Bruce Mutsvairo (PI), Dr Jo Briggs (both from Northumbria University) and Prof. Mirjam de Bruijn (Leiden University) have been awarded money for their project ‘Mobile Media, Digital Civic Engagement and Diasporic Voices: A case study of Zimbabwean immigrants in the UK’ (project website here)

Dr Phillip Brooker, Dr Konstantina Vasileiou, Prof. Julie Barnett (all from the University of Bath) and Dr John Vines (Newcastle University) will be funded for their project ‘Exploring the potential of software tools for facilitating online qualitative research in the area of empathy and trust: research challenges and opportunities’.

Prof Dave Boothroyd, Dr Dean Lockwood, Dr Rob Coley and Martyn Thayne, from the University of Lincoln, have received funding for ‘Cybernetic Subjects and the Mediation of Trust and Empathy: A Symposium and Leverhulme International Network Grant Workshop combined’.

Dr Aisling Ann O’Kane (University College London), Prof. Shaun Lawson (Northumbria University) Prof. Paul Coulton (Lancaster University), Dr Ben Kirman (University of Lincoln), Dr Conor Linehan (University College Cork) and Sarita Naik, (Diabetes Specialist Consultant, University College London Hospital) have been awarded funds for their project ‘Design Fictions to Explore Potential Issues with DIY Diabetes Technologies’.

Watch this space for further updates – many congratulations to all four teams of researchers!