The digitalisation and robotisation of working life raise important social issues: boundary work between working life and private life, ethical dilemmas and integrity aspects.
My research focuses on the use of new technology in different work sectors, and on potential consequences for individuals and organizations.
In the last ten years, I have conducted several research projects in the field of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in school and education; for example, regarding teachers' use of social media for student contact and implications for ethical issues and on the meaning of the teacher role.
Currently I am conducting research on the use of social robotics in elderly and dementia care, and what implications the use of robots may have on the care staff's ways of working, work environment, caring relationships, and important values in care.
The technologicalization in these, and other, areas affect not only the individual's way of working and professional role, but also the way in which she relates to and interact with other people. The technologicalization of working life also has consequences for the organization's work environment such as work culture and values.