Marina Jirotka

Marina JirotkaMarina Jirotka is Reader in Requirements Engineering in the Computing Department and Associate Director of the Oxford e-Research Centre at the University of Oxford. She undertakes research into work practices drawing on ethnographic fieldwork often supplemented by video analysis. These studies draw out implications for the design, development and deployment of technologies, particularly to support collaboration. She is currently Deputy Director of ESRCs UK Strategy for e- Social Science and is also leading on ESRCs project Ethical, Legal and Institutional Responses to Emerging e-Research Infrastructure, Policies and Practices. Marina has led a number of research projects relating to ethical, legal and social issues, including: research on the importance of intellectual property rights in collaborative medical databases (ESRC Copyright Ownership of Medical Data in Collaborative Computing Environments); a consideration of the economic, social, legal and regulatory issues that emerge in the next generation of the internet in (EPSRC Opportunities and Challenges in the Digital Economy – an Agenda for the Next-generation Internet); and investigated the emergent practices and capabilities of social networking systems, exploring how we can develop understandings of services, exchange and interaction to benefit the UK economy (EPSRC Innovative Media for the Digital Economy – IMDE). She is most recently leading the EPSRC Framework for Responsible Research and Innovation in ICT project. Marina is a Chartered IT Professional of the BCS and sits on the ICT Ethics Specialist Group committee. She has published widely in international journals and conferences in e-Science, HCI, CSCW and Requirements Engineering.