Hello, I’m Kate O’Leary!
I am currently a PhD researcher at Horizon CDT (University of Nottingham) writing up my thesis about privacy in social media based online health communities. I have taken an interdisciplinary and mixed-methods approach, with my research sitting at the intersection of human computer interaction and health psychology. You can read more about my PhD here.
My professional interests centre around user experience, community engagement, education and self-efficacy with and through digital technologies.
• Created the Health Privacy Toolkit, an online resource tailored for people living with chronic illnesses to learn more about their online privacy.
• Panel speaker at the Internet Society UK-England Chapter’s event on Multisided Trust in Technology
• Represented UK-England Chapter at the Internet Society’s European Chapters meeeting.
• Interned at Trust and Technology Initiative, University of Cambridge
• Awarded as one of the Internet Society’s 25 Under 25 for using the Internet as a tool for good.
• Created #PrivacyUG, an open and underground class asking the question: what does privacy mean in the post-digital age?
• Co-founded Towards Openness
• Became a fellow of the RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce)
• Co-created the Game Changers online course at Disruptive Media Learning Lab.
• Graduated with first class honours at Coventry University in Photography.
• Co-facilitated Cali-Phonar and Phonar Nation open photography classes.
• Joined the Disruptive Media Learning Lab.
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