Carlos Alvarez – PhD student

I am working at the intersection of psychology and computing. My research explores wellbeing in emerging types of work, e.g. the gig economy, where working conditions vary drastically. I investigate how technologies can support platform workers in achieving a better work-life balance and ultimately aid them in being more efficient.

My background includes communications, design, and digital engagements. Before starting my PhD, I worked for the largest humanitarian network – the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. Here, I delivered multimedia strategies for innovation and foresight unit.

In my leisure time, you can find me playing Dungeons & Dragons, pursuing outdoor adventures, and tasting beers.

Let’s get in touch:
carlos [dot] alvarez [at] northumbria [dot] ac [dot] uk
Twitter @CarlosAlvarezIF