Peter Fuzesi, Andy Yuille

Peter Fuzesi: After completing a Bachelor Degree in Sociology at Goldsmiths College, I started my doctoral study at Lancaster University on the configuration of users in assistive technologies, i.e. technologies for disabled, elderly and chronically ill people. Currently I am in my final year, analyzing data that derived from a multi-sited ethnographic fieldwork in England’s National Health Service and specialized academic development centres. My project is an exploration of how the twin figures of user and device are entangled with (small) numbers and populations when entering care practices.|Andy Yuille: I am currently in the second year of my PhD at Lancaster University, using ethnographic methods to study public participation in environmental decision-making, focusing on two community groups developing Neighbourhood Plans. Following my Masters in Values and the Environment at Lancaster in 2005, I have spent the intervening years working with a variety of voluntary sector organisations and community groups campaigning and lobbying to influence decisions with significant environmental impacts.