As has become tradition, two members of the QUT Urban Informatics Research Lab have won the prestigious John Hartley and CIF scholarships to attend the Summer Doctoral Programme (SDP) at the Oxford Internet Institute (OII), University of Oxford. Alice is currently undertaking research on designing creative care resources for posttraumatic growth. Irina’s research focuses on empowering citizens to be active agents of change in their cities.
The OII programme brings together researchers interested in exploring socio-cultural, political, economic and technological impacts, constraints and affordances of the online life. Our lab members have been actively participating in the OII SDP since 2004 when current Director of the QUT Design Lab, Prof. Marcus Foth, was part of the second cohort. Other members who have experienced the benefits of the intense academic environment of the OII SDP include our current Director Dr. Jaz Choi who was selected to attend in 2007, as well as alumni Dr. Mark Bilandzic and Dr. Richard Medland in 2011, current members Glenda Caldwell and Fabius Steinberger in 2015, as well as Carlos Estrada in 2016.
We cannot wait to hear their ultimate adventure in the magical world of C.S. Lewis!