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Liz Dowthwaite

Research Fellow, Faculty of Science

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Teaching Summary

Teaches as part of the Horizon Centre for Doctoral Training on Enabling Technologies (COMP4023) and runs an Ethical Hackathon with students each year, as well as providing supervision and support to… read more

Research Summary

Currently working on a range of projects within the Horizon Digital Economy Research Institute and the Trustworthy Autonomous Systems Hub.

Phd thesis looked at crowdfunding in the creative industries, particularly looking at attitudes and motivation, and the roles of altruism and reciprocity in backing behaviour.

Liz has a multi-disciplinary research background grounded in psychology and human factors. Her research interests revolve around how motivation, human values, and attitudes relate to behaviour. She is especially interested in participation in groups/crowds, particularly online (eg citizen science, social media, crowdfunding) and in technology-mediated activities. She is also interested in the (positive) effects of the online world on psychological wellbeing, the role of autonomous systems in wellbeing, and science communication.

Selected Publications

Teaches as part of the Horizon Centre for Doctoral Training on Enabling Technologies (COMP4023) and runs an Ethical Hackathon with students each year, as well as providing supervision and support to PhD students.

Teaches the Graduate School course Theory of Experimental Design for Engineers which runs over 2 days at several points in the year.

Previously support for MM4SHP (Studying Human Performance), MM4ERM (Ergonomics Methods), MM4COG (Cognitive Ergonomics in Design), and MM4HCI (Human Computer Systems)

Past Research

Liz has worked on a range of project surrounding bias and fairness online and in autonomous systems, including UnBias: Emancipating Users Against Algorithmic Biases for a Trusted Digital Economy and ReEnTrust: Rebuilding and Enhancing Trust in the Digital Economy, as well as a range of other projects as part of Horizon Digital Economy Research Institute.

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