Dr. Becky Faith is a Research Fellow and Deputy 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.
Becky is currently involved in projects researching gender and technology, the application of Agile approaches to Transparency and Accountability initiatives, and forecasting the impacts of digital technologies for development.
Becky served as a Director of the Sussex Community Internet Project and was on the selection committee for the Young Foundation’s first Social Innovation Camp. She also convenes 300 Seconds Brighton, an initiative aimed at promoting women speakers at digital and technology events.