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Freya Palmer
Project Manager, Being There: Humans & Robots in Public Spaces


Freya is Project Manager on the “Being There: Humans & Robots in Public Spaces” EPSRC funded project – lead by the University of Exeter, working with the partner institutions University of Bath, Queen Mary University London / University of Cambridge, University of Oxford, Oxford Internet Institute, Bristol Robotics Laboratory (at University of the West of England), and the Watershed (Bristol).

Freya is also Lab Manager for the Social Environment & Organisational Research Group (SEORG).

Broad research specialisms:

Freya has always been fascinated by all aspects of design, but particularly our relationship with technology. Her research interests include social computing, and identity and technology - especially the relationship between place and mobile, pervasive and online technology, and the communication of identity:

  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Critical Social Psychology
  • Social computing
  • Identity and technology - technology mediated social/personal identity
  • Interactions and communication in public/private space - the relationship of place with mobile, pervasive and online technology


BSc (Hons) Psychology
MSc Human Communication & Computing


Before joining the team at Exeter, Freya worked at the University of Bristol (within the Bristol Interaction & Graphics (BIG) group) and the University of Bath (as part of the Human-Computer Interaction research group) - both as a researcher and in a project management capacity. There, she collaborated on several large cross-disciplinary and multi-institutional projects and worked closely with a number of partner academic, Arts/third sector (such as Knowle West Media Centre and the Watershed, Bristol), and industrial institutions (including HP Labs and Vodafone R&D).


Contact details

Tel+44 (0) 1392 72 4614
AddressWashington Singer Laboratories
University of Exeter
Perry Road
Prince of Wales Road

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