Pete is a Post-doctoral Research Associate, based in the Department of Information Studies at University College London. He is currently working on the MIRRA+: Memory – Identity – Rights in Records – Access (phase two) project, developing a 'participatory' record-keeping system for use in child social care that can be easily accessed and used by those in care and by care-leavers. Prior to this he completed a three year full-time Post-doc Fellowship from the British Academy, entitled ‘Digital Lives’, investigating the role of ‘digital technology’ (mobile phones, laptops, apps, social media etc.) in the lives of of people with learning disabilities. This culminated a long period of researching the use and value of Information Technology (in particular, the Internet) by people with learning disabilities. He completed his PhD in this area in 2013.
In addition to his learning disabilities work, Pete has investigated the use of the Internet and other ICT applications in the fields of education, health, scholarly communication/research, and the news media. This was first at City University and now at UCL.
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