PhD, is a Senior Researcher and part-time Lecturer at the LSE. He has been involved in both qualitative and quantitative research examining the social shaping and consumption of ICTs, including mobile phone and internet use by children.
In addition to numerous journal articles and chapters, his books include:
Information and Communication Technologies in Everyday Life (Berg, 2004), Kids Online (co-edited, Policy 2009) and The Contemporary Internet: National and Cross-National Comparative European Studies (edited, Peter Lang, 2011). He is co-series editor for textbooks on new media published by Berg, co-writing Mobile Communications: An Introduction to New Media (2009). His experience of international collaborations and research management includes several European networks (EMTEL, COST248, COST269 and COST289) and he has worked on projects funded both by companies and the EC, the most recent and relevant being part of the co-ordinating team of EU Kids Online I, II and III.
PhD FRSA, is Senior Research Fellow at the LSE Department of Media and Communications, and Visiting Fellow with the Digital World Research Centre University of Surrey where she held Research Fellow positions since joining DWRC in 2002. Jane previously worked in the mobile communications industry for 21 years on the development and marketing of digital mobile services, strategy and business transformation. Jane researches the social practices of information and communication technology users and her studies for industry and international academic organisations on the social shaping of technology, children’s and older peoples’ use of mobile phones have been widely published. She was a Management Committee member of ESF COST Action 298 and currently an invited expert on COST Action FP1104. Jane is joint editor of Participation in Broadband Society series Peter Lang Berlin and, with L Fortunati, editor of Electronic emotion, the mediation of emotion via information and communication technologies (2009), Peter Lang Oxford, and with L Fortunati, R Pertierra Migration and diaspora, information technologies in global societies (2012) Routledge NY.
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