I am a Research Fellow and Co-Leader of the Digital and Technology cluster. My professional experience and research interests encompass gender and technology, mobile communication studies, human computer interaction and technology for social change.
I have fifteen years’ strategic and programme experience working in Information and communication technologies for development (ICT4D) and technology for human rights organisations. I started her career in digital start-ups, working on the UK’s first e-commerce platforms in the 1990s.
- Gender and technology
- Digital skills and youth
- Digital inequalities
- Algorithmic decision making
Kevin Hernandez and Becky Faith (2023), Internet Policy Review
Becky Faith, Kevin Hernandez and James Beecher (2022), British Academy Report
Faith, B., Hernandez, K. and Beecher, J. (2022), IDS Policy Briefing 202, Brighton: Institute of Development Studies
Digit Data Commentary
This data commentary offers a critical review of the evidence currently available to understand the nature of digital exclusion in the UK.
Becky Faith and Emma Daniel look at barriers to digital levelling up in Sussex.
Faith, B. “Maintenance Affordances and Structural Inequalities: Mobile Phone Use by Low-Income.” Information Technologies & International Development (Special Section)14 (2018): 66-80.
Faith, B and Fraser, E (2018) What Works to Prevent Cyber Violence against Women and Girls, VAWG Helpdesk Research Report No. 212. London, UK: VAWG Helpdesk.
Faith, B. (2017) ‘Decent Work in a Digital World‘, Digital and Technology Briefing, Brighton: IDS
Faith, B. (2017) Automation, Women, and the Future of Work, The Impact Initiative, Rapid Response Briefing 1. Brighton, IDS.
The report has been published by the British Academy and features in a new evidence hub on Technology and Inequality.
A new policy brief by Digit researchers highlights that 1 in 10 of England’s poorest households (9 percent) reduce spending on food or clothes to afford phone or home internet.
Digit Research Fellows Becky Faith and Kevin Hernandez have written a blog which looks at the current crisis of digital exclusion in hyper connected times.
Digit Debates talk
Digital Brighton & Hove Employment Project: exploring connections and exclusion in employment and jobseeking. Watch