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Marguerite Barry

Dr Marguerite Barry is Associate Professor and Head of School at the School of Information & Communication Studies in University College Dublin. She is a funded investigator with ADAPT Centre for AI-Driven Digital Content Technology and Programme Director of the Erasmus Mundus MSc in Transition Innovation and Sustainability Environments (TISE) at UCD. She teaches Digital Media Ethics and Information Ethics on a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. Her research is based in human-computer interaction (HCI) and digital and critical media studies and focuses on ethics in digital technologies – specifically in developing theory and tools for supporting ethical reflection in design and development as well as methods to support ethical interventions in practice. This work is interdisciplinary and aims to include the participation of a variety of different stakeholder groups including digital technology researchers, practitioners and users as well as artists, civil society groups and the general public towards identifying and addressing research challenges.

Recent academic publications have explored ethical design for technologies to support wellbeing, the social expectations and public communication of ‘ethical’ AI, algorithmic vulnerability and developing co-creation methods and environments for ethical intervention. Her work is published ACM SIGCHI conferences and key journals in the fields of digital media, human computer interaction and critical data studies in social sciences.

Types of projects she is looking to supervise:
Qualitative or mixed methods research focused on digital and technology ethics, developing tools and techniques to embed ethical thinking in research practice

Research Areas:

Digital ethics; Technology Ethics; human-computer interaction; critical media art; critical data studies