Researcher in Human Computer Interaction and Design, Newcastle University

I am a Human Computer Interaction and Design Researcher at Open Lab in Newcastle University. My research focuses on the role of technologies in building refugee community resilience. I have worked with refugee communities in Lebanon designing and re-envisioning technologies for access to healthcare and food security. I also hold a Masters in Research in Digital Civics from Newcastle University (U.K) and a Masters in Public Health from the American University of Beirut in Lebanon.

I have led the building of a community of computer science and design researchers working in humanitarian contexts through workshops at premiere conferences where we critically examine our role as researchers in responding to the current humanitarian crises and the socio-economic and political critiques of digital humanitarianism.

Experience

  • –present
    Researcher, Newcastle University

Education

  • 2016 
    Newcastle University, MRes in Digital Civics
  • 2015 
    American University of Beirut, Masters in Public Health