Date: October 6, 2021
Title: Public Trust, Deliberative Engagement and Health Data Projects: Beyond Legal Provisions Authors: Nishtha Bharti, Cian O’Donovan, Melanie Smallman, James Wilson Journal: Engaging Science, Technology, and Society Abstract In England, a new scheme for collating and sharing General Practice data has faced resistance from various quarters and has been deferred repeatedly. While insufficient communication and … Read More
Date: July 23, 2021
Project: UK Pandemic Ethics Accelerator Consultation response: https://ukpandemicethics.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/Data-Saves-Lives-submission-from-the-UK-Pandemic-Ethics-Accelerator-Date-use-workstream.pdf
Date: July 18, 2021
Title: Capabilities for transdisciplinary research Authors: Cian O’Donovan, Ola Michalec and Josh Moon Journal: Research Evaluation Download full paper: https://academic.oup.com/rev/advance-article/doi/10.1093/reseval/rvab038/6481782 DOI: doi.org/10.1093/reseval/rvab038 Abstract Problems framed as societal challenges have provided fresh impetus for transdisciplinary research. In response, funders have started programmes aimed at increasing transdisciplinary research capacity. However current programme evaluations do not adequately measure … Read More
Date: June 9, 2021
Project: UK Pandemic Ethics Accelerator Rapid ethics review: https://ukpandemicethics.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Making-older-people-visible-in-care-home-data-by-solving-the-denominator-problem.pdf
Date: March 8, 2021
Title: What is robotics made of? The interdisciplinary politics of robotics research Authors: Ola Michalec, Cian O’Donovan and Mehdi Sobhani Journal: Humanities & Social Sciences Communications Download full paper: nature.com/articles/s41599-021-00737-6 Abstract: Under framings of grand challenges, robotics has been proposed as a solution to a wide range of societal issues such as road safety, ageing … Read More
Date: December 26, 2019
Title: Technology and Human Capabilities in UK Makerspaces Authors: Cian O’Donovan and Adrian Smith Download full paper: 10.1080/19452829.2019.1704706 Abstract: The relationship between technology and human capabilities is an ambivalent one. The same technology can expand capabilities for some users under certain circumstances, whilst diminishing capabilities for others situated differently. In this paper we analyse human … Read More
Date: October 13, 2022
Slides for a talk given at the Hattusia network
Date: October 11, 2022
Slides for a talk I gave at Sensors Day 2022 at the EPSRC CDT in Sensor Technologies for a Healthy and Sustainable Future.
Date: September 19, 2022
Paper title: Understanding evolving digital transformation in UK sheltered housing in terms of capabilities, resources, and empowerment Authors: Cian O’Donovan, Ralitsa Hiteva, Kate Simpson, Melanie Smallman Presented at the Human Development and Capabilities Approach Conference, Antwerp, 2022. Submitted abstract: This article was originally going to be about processes of digital transformation in institutional situations. How … Read More
Date: July 12, 2022
A giant A0 research poster the Empowering team presented at the UKRI Trustworthy Autonomous Systems Hub 2022 annual meeting. It’s a pretty accurate representation of the theory and the stakes and the research focus right before we start our empirical work.
Date: July 5, 2022
Slides presented at EASST 2022, July 6th 2022.
Date: June 8, 2022
Slides I presented at UKRI Trustworthy Autonomous Systems in Health and Social Care Workshop, held at the University of York, 7th-8th June, 2022. These are a set of emerging ideas and plans for the TAS Empowering Future Care Workforces project.
Date: April 28, 2022
Cross-posted from: https://www.tas.ac.uk/a-co-design-framework-for-empowering-future-care-workforces/ Just before 8pm on the last Thursday of March 2020, millions of us in the UK picked up a pot and a wooden spoon. We headed for our front doors, our balconies and our windows. And when our clocks struck the hour we started banging. The covid clap for carers kept going … Read More
Date: April 8, 2022
Response by Cian O’Donovan, Melanie Smallman and Jame Wilson, UCL. This is a written response submitted by the UK Pandemic Ethics Accelerator’s Data-Use workstream to the online consultation at ukcovid19inquiry.citizenspace.com. In this submission we recommend that the UK Covid-19 Inquiry pursue a comprehensive evaluation of data use during the pandemic. The inquiry should establish how … Read More
Date: March 29, 2022
I’m leading a new research project starting April 1st 2022. It’s funded by the UKRI Trusted and Autonomous Systems Hub and the aim is to develop methods and principals with which to center the capabilities and wellbeing of health and social care workers in future technology design and evaluation. We’ve got an amazing team of … Read More
Date: February 28, 2022
This article is drawn from conversations and observations with colleagues at Uplift over the course of eight years. Working with a small team in Ireland and with colleagues from elsewhere, I helped found the organisation in 2013 and grow it into what is now one of Ireland’s most important collective democratic voices. This is the … Read More