Work-Life Balance in the IT Profession

Wednesday 18 January 2017

6.00pm for 6.30pm start - 8.00pm

Southampton Solent University, East Park Terrace, Southampton, SO14 0RD | Maps

In "The Spark" building, (on East Park Terrace, adjacent and north to the Library)
Refreshments at 6.00pm on will be on "The Bridge", above The Pod, then we make our way down a floor to "The Pod "for 6.30pm for the presentation. (This is about 5 minutes’ walk from the Southampton Central Station). The Pod is on the 3rd floor, and The Bridge, on the 4th floor - the lifts are on the left once you have entered the Spark building.

This map also show the entrance to the university car park - currently parking allowed to attend the events from after 4.30pm.
To reach the car park, you drive round the university, anti-clockwise, from East Park Terrace, (with the park on your right, heading towards the docks, the university on your left)
at the traffic lights, turn left into New Road (the university still on your left) turn left at the traffic lights, and you are now heading towards Jurys Inn (if you reach this, you have over shot, so turn left and repeat) while approaching Jurys Inn, you turn left into the only entrance, to enter the car park keep left, passing the barrier, and suggest immediately turn right into the car park if this is full, reverse back towards the barrier and continue round on this inner road, round the university where there are 2 more car parks on your right


Dr Penny Hart and Dr Carl Adams, University of Portsmouth
Professor Margaret Ross, Southampton Solent University,
Marta E. Cecchinato


This is a joint event with the BCS Hampshire Branch, BCSWomen SG, Balance Network, University of Portsmouth  and Southampton Solent University, including research on the Global IT project capturing work life balance issues from the Global IT professional community, including ppthose of relevance particularly to women in IT, and future changes to our life style, relevant to all.

This builds partly on the work of the Balance Network and some current research from the Systems and Information Systems research group, University of Portsmouth.

About the speaker:

Marta CecchinatoMarta E. Cecchinato is a fourth year PhD student at the UCL Interaction Centre, working in human-computer interaction. She has a BSc and MSc in Psychology from University of Padua (Italy) and has recently completed an internship at Microsoft Research Cambridge, in the Human Experience & Design group. Her current research focuses on understanding the impact that communication technologies have on people’s work-life balance, and particularly on understanding the strategies that people put into place through technology to regain control. This work has been published in top tier HCI conferences (MobileHCI2014, CHI2015, CHI2016, and forthcoming CHI2017). Marta has also been working in the UCL Psychology and Language Sciences (PALS) Committee for the Athena Swan submission, helping to ensure gender equality in the department.