Jade has a background in programme evaluation and health services research. She completed a Bachelor of Science in Psychobiology at the University of California at Los Angeles, and a Master of Public Health at Yale University. She is completing her PhD at University College London where she is supervised by Martin Oliver, along with Niall Winters from the University of Oxford.
Dissertation Title: An ethnography of design practice in ICTD-How does mutual learning emerge during a participatory design project for mobile learning in Kenya?
Mutual learning is often cited as a key component in the participatory design of successful new technologies, yet the construct remains under-theorised. By drawing from the concept of boundary objects and from Actor-Network Theory, this ethnography of an m-learning project for Kenyan health workers aims to provide a systematic and practice-oriented account of how mutual learning emerges within a globally-distributed assemblage of diverse human and non-human design actors.