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Becky Faith

Research Fellow

Dr. Becky Faith is a Research Fellow and C0-Leader of the Digital and Technology cluster. Becky’s professional experience and research interests encompass mobile communication studies, human computer interaction and technology for social change.

Becky has fifteen years’ strategic and programme experience working in ICT4D and technology for human rights organisations. She started her career in digital start-ups, working on the UK’s first e-commerce platforms in the 1990s. She developed innovative mobile advocacy programmes and training materials for activists in the global South, including the first SMS based petition.

Becky’s PhD focused on the use of mobile phones by young women and she is an international expert in research and strategy on the use of mobile phones in marginalised communities. She has an MSc. in Technology Strategy and Policy Research from the Open University.

 

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Becky Faith’s recent work

Opinion

Tackling online gender-based violence

Technologies such as mobile phones can exacerbate and magnify acts of violence against women and girls, and lead to a silencing of women’s voices online. To address this issue we must hold social media companies to account. Online gender-based violence (GBV) takes many forms including...

3 December 2018

Brief

Decent Work in a Digital World

Digital and Technology Briefing 1

Advances in digital technology and artificial intelligence are transforming the future of work. Self-driving trucks are due to be tested on UK roads in 2018 and are already being piloted in the US where around three million truck drivers and 8.7 million other people are employed in...

25 September 2017

Brief

Automation, Women, and the Future of Work

The Impact Initiative Rapid Response Briefing 1

Will women benefit from the rapid automation and digitisation that is set to change the world of work as we know it? How can we ensure that women’s economic interests are brought into focus, and that debates on the future of work are not about the changing relationship between man and machine,...

1 July 2017