Dr Kutoma Wakunuma

Job: Research Fellow and Part Time Lecturer

Faculty: Technology

School/department: School of Computer Science and Informatics

Research group(s): Centre for Computing and Social Responsibility

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH, United Kingdom

T: +44 (0)116 250 6294

E: kutoma@dmu.ac.uk

W: www.dmu.ac.uk/ccsr


Personal profile

Dr Kutoma Wakunuma has a PhD in Information Communication Technologies for Development and Gender. She has served as a Research Fellow on the ETICA project which was looking at ethical issues of emerging ICT Applications. She has also worked as a Fellow on a CIGREF funded project which was identifying emerging ethical issues in Information systems as well as looking at governance arrangements in the field. This was in addition to researching the ethical implications of social media in Information Systems. She currently works as a Research Fellow on the CONSIDER project which is looking at Civil Society participation in research. Dr Wakunuma was also a Research Fellow attached to the University of Witten/Herdecke in Germany under the Initiativkreis Ruhrgebiet where she was one of three awarded for outstanding research out of sixteen international Research Fellows commissioned on the Fellowship. She also teaches part time MSc and third year students Research, Ethics and Professionalism and Privacy and Data Protection respectively.

Research interests/expertise

Dr Wakunuma has an interest in understanding how modern technologies impact society both in the developed and developing world. Having worked in both these settings, she has also developed an interest in understanding the ethics of technologies which include the internet, mobile phones and social media in addition to how gender is implicated in their use. As technology is dynamic and always changing she also has an interest in researching emerging technologies, some of which work she has undertaken in the ETICA project. More specifically she has an interest in:

•  ICTs for development
•  Gender
•  Ethics
•  Emerging technologies
•  Social media

Areas of teaching

Research, Ethics and Professionalism

Privacy and Data Protection


PhD, MA, PGCert, Research Supervision, HND

Membership of professional associations and societies

Association of Progressive Communications

Current research students

Second supervisor for:

Samuel Liyala

Professional esteem indicators

Information, Communication and Society Journal Reviewer

Information Technologies & International Development Reviewer

Journal of Information, Communication & Ethics in Society Guest Editor, (2011)

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