From ‘making up’ professionals to epistemic colonialism: Digital health platforms in the Global South
Platforms have been studied in terms of their impact on knowledge production and generation of social value. Little however is known about the significance of the knowledge they transfer to the recipient communities—often in faraway countries of the Global South—or its potential perceived colonizing effects. Our study explores the [...]
Call for papers: Special Issue on digital work in healthcare
The issue will seek to understand what can be learnt from previous manifestations of digital healthcare work.
Call for papers: Digit researchers edit special issue of Information Systems Journal
Digit researchers have issued a call for papers for a special issue of the Information Systems Journal on alternative forms of value engendered by digital platforms.
Researching AI video interviews from a human perspective
How are AVIs perceived by young job-seekers and do they contribute to an extra level of anxiety within the job seeking process?
Digital platforms’ role in re-skilling healthcare professionals for Covid-19 recovery
This related project, funded by the UKRI- Higher Education Innovation Fund, explores whether and how digital platforms can be used as a rapid intervention to re-skill healthcare workers in emergencies.
Where Automated Job Interviews Fall Short
This related project explores how HR departments and technology companies could improve on the interview experience when using automated job interviews. Funded by the UKRI- Higher Education Innovation Fund.
Where Automated Interviews Fall Short
More and more companies are using automated interviews, particularly for hiring younger workers. But what effect is this technology having on job seekers — and how can HR departments and technology companies improve on the interview experience? This early research points to several flaws in the interview process that leads [...]
After-hours connectivity management strategies in academic work
Emerging literature has identified a range of strategies that professionals develop in order to manage after-hours connectivity to work, but it has largely treated those strategies as being independent from each other. Existing research has not captured the dynamic nature of connectivity or how this may facilitate the redrawing [...]
The role of digital health platforms in re-skilling healthcare professionals in developing countries: The case of MedicineAfrica
There is limited understanding about how digital health platforms can establish and develop professionalism in developing countries, especially where continuous professional development opportunities are scarce or under-developed. Our research illustrates how this can be achieved by drawing on a qualitative study of a non-profit platform, MedicineAfrica, that is dedicated [...]
Creating social value in online communities through digital activism
Online health communities bring together patients, caregivers, clinicians, researchers, academics and commerce, including the pharmaceutical industry. These digital platforms focus on common interests such as a particular disease, research, therapies or campaigning to influence policy and funding. Research has revealed that online health communities can reduce regional health disparities [...]