Dr Phoebe Moore is an internationally respected expert on technology and work. Her expertise in online work and digitalisation is providing an invaluable insight into home working during COVID-19, the impact of changing working expectations on employees and the psychosocial pressures people are feeling that result from online work expectations.
Dr Moore is currently exploring the fast-tracked shift to homeworking during COVID-19 and its implications for employee well-being. Such a quick shift from the office to home raises concerns about where an employer’s responsibility to its workers becomes intrusive. The technology many people rely on to carry out their jobs has the potential to become an avenue for surveillance for employers, logging working hours amongst other markers of performance. Dr Moore is exploring how to prevent the private-public workspace from collapsing by protecting workers from invasive management practices.