Dr Roxanne Ellen Bibizadeh
Dr Roxanne Ellen Bibizadeh is a Research Fellow in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Warwick where she was awarded an ESRC IAA grant for her project ‘Digitally Empowering Young People’. This project aims to gain a greater understanding of young people’s digital experiences and their online safety education. In 2020 she was invited to become a Visiting Research Fellow in the Department of Digital Humanities at King’s College London.
Roxanne has a PhD from the Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies at the University of Warwick. Her research offers an original contribution to the conceptualisation of freedom within literature of the Iranian and Arab diaspora by drawing on three key theoretical frameworks: transnational feminism, international human rights law and philosophies of freedom.
She won an Early Career Innovation Fellowship from the Institute of Advanced Study, the Warwick awards for Teaching Excellence, and two Academic Fellowships from the Institute for Advanced Teaching and Learning. In 2020 she was invited to become a member and present her research to the Parliamentary Digital Resilience working group meeting of the UK Council for Internet Safety Steering Committee in the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.
Professor Rob Procter
Rob Procter is professor of Social Informatics and Co-chair of the AI and Human Centred Computing theme in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Warwick. He has been an Alan Turing Institute Faculty Fellow since 2016, where he co-leads the social data science interest group. Rob’s research focuses on understanding factors that shape processes of design, development and adoption of digital innovations, including policy responses. He has conducted research on this theme in a wide range of organisational settings and sectors, including banking, healthcare, consumer technologies, social media and agritech. His current data science and AI related research includes: methodologies and practices for the development of trustworthy and ethical AI systems; applications of AI in industry and the public sector. The latter includes developing tools to assist in policy review and impact assessment, and in policy-making.
Rob was a co-investigator on the ESRC-funded ‘Digital Wildfires’ project, which investigated the spread of harmful content on social media and aimed to identify opportunities for the responsible governance of digital social spaces. Digitally Empowering Young People is applying some of the lessons learnt from this earlier project.