This month we welcome a new Research Fellow to the INCLUDE+ Management Group. Dr Alicja Pawluczuk has over a decade of experience in co-designing, facilitating, and evaluating digital inclusion, digital literacy and ICT-enabled and/or focused education programmes in the UK and internationally. She brings with her experience working on both high-level digital development programmes as well as smaller-scale community-led projects and has a track record of peer-reviewed publications and cross-disciplinary public engagement activities (www.alicjapawluczuk.com).
Alicja’s research has informed a number of international policy-making efforts and recommendations in the context of digital inclusion. The key areas of her expertise include digital inclusion, the gender digital divide, digital youth work, and digital and data literacies. Her research and educational practice work are grounded in democratic, participatory, experimental, and interactive methodologies (both online and offline). She aims to cultivate authenticity, tolerance for ambiguity, critical thinking, and empathy in her work. Alicja is also a founder of a digital inclusion and digital literacy collective (Digital Beez) and an artist at HYSTERA.