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Anne-Marie Oostveen

Research Fellow, Cranfield University

Anne-Marie has a background in Cultural Anthropology (MA) and Social Informatics (PhD). Her work focuses on the interdisciplinary study of the design, uses and consequences of emerging technologies taking into account their interaction with institutional and cultural context.

Currently, Anne-Marie holds a research position at Industrial Psychology and Human Factors group at Cranfield University. She works on the EPSRC funded DigiTOP project ( focusing on the psychosocial factors that may influence the acceptance and adoption of Digital Manufacturing Technologies (e.g. collaborative robots, virtual reality / augmented reality, digital sensor-based tools) at an individual and organisational level. Previously, she worked at the Oxford Internet Institute, a department within the Social Sciences Division of the University of Oxford, the Social Informatics Department at the University of Amsterdam (UvA), the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW), and the Rathenau Institute in The Hague.

The aim of her research is not only to enlarge academic understanding of new technologies, but also to inform public policy debates and professional practice. She has worked on several EU and UK funded projects (e.g. FastPass, Access Denied, FASME, TrueVote, SESERV, Privacy Value Networks, EINS) and published many articles on the social, economical, legal and political impact of new and emerging technologies (e.g. electronic voting, e-government systems, location tracking systems, automated border control systems); privacy aspects in relation to ICT; public trust issues; and user participation as a practical form for (computer) system design.


  • –present
    Research Fellow, University of Oxford