Dr Elke Duncker
I am a lecturer at the School of Computing
Science, University of Middlesex.
I studied Sociology and Political Science (MA 1981) and computing science
(degree 1988). I used to teach at Universities in Germany and in the Netherlands.
I once also was a software/systems engineer for real-time systems. For
more information you can read my CV.
I currently teach two modules:
- a third year module in Human Computer Interaction (CMT3210)
- a module 'Designing Interactive Systems' (CMT4240)
in the MSc programme ' interactive Multimedia'.
My research interests are divided between two overlapping fields.
1) Heterogeneous communication and co-operation. The dynamics
of R&D across disciplinary, professional, organisational and cultural
boundaries. This includes my work at the University of Twente and the case
study of American Medical Informatics.
2) Social aspects of computing. This includes computer mediated heterogeneous
communication and co-oepration, social cultural and gender dynamics of
global information and communication systems, and social and cultural scripts
of software- and systems design. Research in this area is carried out in
the context of the research group Computer
and Society at Middlesex University.
My recent project has been in the domain of cultural aspects of Digital
I am also the group convenor of the multidisciplinary research group
I have written about cultural aspects of digital libraries. My PhD on multidisciplinary
research has been published as a book by Twente
University Press. Other recent publications
are on symbolic representations in heterogeneous R&D projects and on
alignment and exclusion in American Medical Informatics. For more information
see my list of publications. There is also a list
Last update: 23.5.2000
Please, feel free to contact me.
School of Computing Science
University of Middlesex
London N22, UK