SALISES CENTRES

Dr Arlene Bailey

Social Researcher in the areas of information and communication technologies for development (ICT4D), sustainable development, community and social informatics, virtual communities and social media.

Profile

  • Senior Research Fellow, SALISES
  • Associate Dean, Research, Faculty of Social Sciences
  • Senior Editor, Electronic Journal for Information Systems in Developing Countries, Wiley
  • Associate Editor, Information Technology for Development Routledge / Commonwealth Secretariat
  • Vice Chair, Association for Information Systems Special Interest Group on ICTs and Global Development (AIS SIG GlobDev)
  • Secretary, International Federation for Information Processing Working Group 9.4 on the Social Implications of Computers in Developing Countries (IFIP WG 9.4)
  • Member, National 2021 Census Technical Committee

Research Interests

  • ICTs for Development
  • Citizen social science Research methodologies
  • Selected Publications
  • Virtual communities ICTs in agriculture
  • ICTs in education ICTs in health
  • ICT4SDGs (ICTs for the Sustainable Development Goals)

Recent Projects / Ongoing Research

  • Collaboration with University of Edinburgh, UK team on “Caricrop: exploring the potential of new technologies to support local and inter-regional agricultural trade in the Caribbean”
  • Collaboration with Delft University of Technology, Netherlands team on “Towards an inclusive bioeconomy – capitals of farming communities"
  • Public Internet Access and Community Access Points in the Caribbean and its Diasporas

SALISES Team Projects:

  • GOJ/UNDP First National Sustainable Development Goals Report for Jamaica – 2018; Co-Principal Investigator
  • International Organization for Migration/GOJ Feasibility Study for a Proposed Global Jamaican Diaspora Card
  • World Bank study on Energy Access for the Urban Poor in Jamaica

Selected Publications

Edited Journal Special Issues

  • Bailey, A., & Osei-Bryson, K. M. (2018). Contextual reflections on innovations in an interconnected world: theoretical lenses and practical considerations in ICT4DPart 1. Information Technology for Development, 24, 3,423-428.

 

  • Hayes, N. and Bailey, A. (Eds.) (2014). IFIP 9.4 Special Issue - Into the future: themes, insights, and agendas for information and communication technologies for development. Information Technologies & International Development, 10(2), iii-v.

Journal Articles

  • Bailey, A. (2016) Creating Comparative Cases Supported by YouTube Videos: Engaging Students in Survey Design, Journal of Education and Development in the Caribbean, Special Issue on Enhancing University Teaching and Learning in the Caribbean Context, 15, 2, 71 – 88.
  • Bailey, A. and Ngwenyama, O. (2016) Community Bridging through ICTs: Seeking to Overcome Digital and Community Divides, The Journal of Community Informatics, 12, 1, 69 –89.

Recent Awards

  • 2019 - The Principal’s Research Award for The Project with the Greatest Business/ Economic/ Development Impact, Faculty of Social Sciences, UWI Mona - GOJ/UNDP First National Sustainable Development Goals Report for Jamaica – SALISES
  • 2019 - The Principal’s Research Award for The Research Project Attracting the Most Research Funds, Faculty of Social Sciences, UWI Mona - International Organization for Migration/GOJ Feasibility Study for a Proposed Global Jamaican Diaspora Card – Tindigarukayo, J., Bailey, A. and Henry-Lee, A.
  • 2018 – SALISES Excellence in Teaching Award
  • 2017 – SALISES Top Researcher Award and SALISES Excellence in Teaching Award

Activities


A montage of community access points involved in research initiatives

 


Member of Jamaica’s delegation to the United Nations High-Level Political Forum (UN HLPF) 2018


Member, UWI Research Days Steering Committee

 


Dr. Arlene Bailey served as Conference Organizing Co-Chair for the IFIP WG 9.4 2013 Conference on the Social Implications of Computers in Developing Countries