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Valentina Lichtner


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Valentina's research is multidisciplinary, across the fields of information systems, user-centred design and decision making with technology. Her interests are in information systems understood as socio-technical systems through the lenses of complexity and social cognition, and on the consequences of introducing new systems in work contexts. In particular, her research has investigated information systems in healthcare with evaluations of systems implementations, and understanding work practices in view of designing new systems.

Valentina was awarded a Marie Curie Global Fellowship to carry out research in collaboration with University College London and Macquarie University (Sydney, Australia) in 2018-2020. Her fellowship explored the consequences of electronic medicines management systems on individual and collective mindfulness in hospital settings (   

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 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Education/Academic qualification

PhD in Human-Computer Interaction, City University of London

MSc in Information Systems and Technology, with Distinction, City University of London

Laurea in Economia e Commercio, 110/110 cum laude, Università degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza


  • Human-computer interaction
  • User-centred Design
  • Health Informatics
  • Human factors
  • Evaluation
  • Qualitative Research


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