Team

Anna Clua Infante

Anna Clua. Lecturer at the Department of Information and Communication Sciences, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC), and researcher at the inter-university research group Espais Crítics. She holds a PhD on Information Sciences (Autonomous University of Barcelona,2001). Visiting researcher at the Department of Film and Media Studies, University of Copenhagen, Denmark (1999), and at the Department of Geography, University of Durham, UK (2003-2005). Her research has been funded by the Danish and Spanish Ministries of Foreign Affairs, the Spanish Ministry of Science and Education, the Spanish Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness, and the Spanish Woman Institute, among others. She has co-directed a study on women networking and the Internet in Catalonia (collaboration agreement between the Autonomous University of Barcelona and the Catalan Government, 2005). From 2011 to 2012, she was responsible for the Spanish case study in the project "Youth Participation in Democratic Life" (European Commission/EACEA/2010/03). Her research interests include media studies, urban studies, gender studies, and social exclusion.

Núria Ferran-Ferrer

Lecturer at the Department of Information and Communication Sciences, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) since 2005. She had her European PhD in 2010 at the Universitat Barcelona, BSc in Journalism, BSc in Information Science, MSc Knowledge Society. She has been Assistant Professor from 2004 to 2008 in the Information Science and Journalism Bachelors at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, and she is now teaching at UOC research methodologies, user centred design techniques, social media and data journalism.

She is currently involved in the European research project Euryka on the analysis of the youth political participation in social media. Besides she is at present working in other research projects such as the study of youth participation in citizen science (STEM4youth, http://www.stem4youth.eu/citizen-science/), the analysis of open access in science (www.accesoabierto.net) and researching on the transformation of the experiences of ageing with the new forms of communications in networked societies (ACT, http://actproject.ca/).

Ismael Peña-López

Lecturer at the Open University of Catalonia, School of Law and Political Science, and senior researcher at Open Evidence. PhD in the Information and Knowledge Society, BSc in Economics, MSc in Ecoaudit and Corporate Planning of the Environment and post-degree in Knowledge Management.

Since 2014 he is fellow director of open innovation at the Fundació Jaume Bofill.

He works on the impact of Information and Communication Technologies in Development. Specifically, his interests focus on the measurement of the evolution of digital economies and personal digital uptake (e-readiness, the digital divide), and the impact of ICT on development and its main institutions, especially in the field of ICTs and education and ICTs and democracy. He has worked in these areas in 25 countries in collaboration with the UNDP, IDRC-CRDI, Ericsson, the Spanish Senate and Government, the Parliament and Government of Catalonia, the government of the county of Barcelona and Lleida, several city councils, the Fundació Jaume Bofill, the Fundación Esplai, Aguas de Barcelona, Ferrovial and several political parties and citizen platforms and NGOs.

He was founding member and then director of the Development Cooperation Programme at UOC, where he mainly worked in the fields of e-learning for development and online volunteering. During 2014 and 2015 he was senior researcher at Open Evidence. He is the editor of ICTlogy (ISSN 1886-5208).

Lecturer at the Open University of Catalonia, School of Law and Political Science, and also researcher at its Internet Interdisciplinary Institute and at its eLearn Center. PhD in the Information and Knowledge Society, BSc in Economics, MSc in Ecoaudit and Corporate Planning of the Environment and post-degree in Knowledge Management.

Ludovic Terren

Research assistant at the Department of Information and Communication Sciences, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC). Ludovic holds an MA in International Relations from the University of Kent, UK (2012-2013) as well as an MSc in International Public Policy/Security Studies from University College London, UK (2013-2014). Before joining the UOC, he worked as a research coordinator on the development of United Cities and Local Governments’ Fourth Global Report on Decentralization and Local Democracy (GOLD IV).

He is currently working on the European research project EURYKA on youth political participation and social media use.