Presented by Dr Mariann Hardey
Mariann Hardey is an Associate Professor at Durham University Business School and part of the Directorate for the Advanced Research Computing (@ARC_DU) group at the University of Durham. Mariann’s research examines business and technology. Specifically, tech inequalities through digital identity, professional tech culture, ‘women in tech’ and interventions in technology. Her work investigates how identity is being transformed by rapid advances in technologies as AI, social media, robotics, biomedicine and robotics change the social and human condition. She advocates, strongly, for inclusivity in tech and to shift away from the label ‘women in tech’, to enable a step-change in culture, policy and careers. Her current area of research focuses on digital identity through self-tracking and mHealth – particularly those involving automation, data-mining and AI – and the impact on behaviour and body change.
Ideas for Positive Change is a new series of short talks, presented by Durham University academics. Inspired by the success of New Ideas for the New Normal in 2020, a range of world-class researchers return to Durham Book Festival to explore how we might build a more positive future.