Co-Lead, Research Theme 4: Reconnecting the Disconnected: New Channels of Voice and Representation
Institute for Development Studies (IDS)

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.

Research interests
  • Gender and technology
  • Digital skills and youth
  • Digital inequalities
  • Algorithmic decision making
Research articles

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.

Planned Research working papers and delivery date

Contribution to working papers on conceptualising digitisation (TBC)

Working paper on digital inequalities and social protection (July 2020)