Luis Soares

Luis Soares

Research Associate

Dr Luis Soares, Research Associate

Dr Luis Soares is a social researcher working for Design Informatics at the University of Edinburgh. He has experience in the field of ICT4D and recently in the area of HCI4D. His research focus spans the role of technology in society, particularly in low-income countries, contextualising innovation and development from the grassroots perspective.  He is currently working on autonomous systems and blockchain applications, seeking to understand social interactions in the domains where these technologies are applied. He has a background in Communication Sciences and Media and Communication, and strong links to Creative Industries where he worked as a professional for several years.


Qualifications: BA in Communication and Journalism, MSc in Communication Sciences, Organisations and Information and Communication Technologies, MPhil in Communication Sciences, and PhD in Science and Technologies Studies.