Greek Women in Computing

Moving forward from COVID

Numerous research studies point to the diverse and uneven experiences of people during these COVID times: from the impact of working from home on productivity, teaching, research, and publication rates; to the challenges managing work-home boundaries and the health and wellbeing impacts; to the loss of supportive collegial relationships and network building; and so on. Women, people with young families, and younger scholars have all been particularly impacted. In this interactive workshop we’ll draw on the ‘wisdom of the crowd’’ to explore constructive strategies moving forward - to build on lessons learnt, to address ongoing challenges, and to mitigate negative impacts of the pandemic.  


Geraldine Fitzpatrick

FitzpatrickGeraldine Fitzpatrick is Professor of Technology Design and Assessment and heads the Human Computer Interaction Group in the Informatics Faculty at TU Wien Austria. She is an ACM Distinguished Scientist, ACM Distinguished Speaker and IFIP TC-13 Pioneer Award recipient. She has a diverse background, with degrees in both Computer Science and Applied Positive Psychology/Coaching Psychology, experience working in industry as a UX consultant, and a prior background as a nurse/midwife. In all her work she takes a concern for people-led perspectives, quality of experience and developing potential. Her research is at the intersection of social and computer sciences, with a particular interest in collaboration, health and well-being, and community building. Her most recent peer service roles include general co-chair for CHI2019, papers co-chair for CSCW2018 and various international advisory boards. She also hosts the Changing Academic Life podcast series.