Barbara Ribeiro

Barbara Ribeiro


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I joined the University of Manchester in 2016, having previously held a postdoctoral position at the University of Nottingham. I was appointed as Presidential Fellow at the Manchester Institute of Innovation Research, Alliance Manchester Business School in 2019.

My research sits at the intersection of science and technology studies (STS) and innovation studies. Most of my work has focused on the social and ethical aspects of emerging technologies and responsible innovation. I am currently developing research in the areas of automation, digital technologies and artificial intelligence, looking at their impact on the way we work, the ethics of monitoring practices and people’s relations with data-intensive environments.        

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Areas of expertise

  • HM Sociology
  • Science and Technology Studies
  • Innovation Studies
  • Innovation Policy

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Digital Futures
  • Manchester Institute of Innovation Research


  • Science and Technology Studies
  • Innovation studies
  • Responsible Innovation
  • Digital technologies
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Biotechnologies


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