Sarah Armouch

Sarah is currently a Doctoral Researcher at Open Lab at Newcastle University in the UK.

She holds a BS in Nutrition and Dietetics and an MPH with a concentration in health promotion and community health both from the American University of Beirut (AUB), and an MRes in Digital Civics from Newcastle University. She worked as a project and training coordinator at the Center for Public Health Practice (CPHP) at the Faculty of Health Sciences at AUB. Her research interests and projects with a myriad of organisations revolve around exploring the underlying socio-technical infrastructures that are built around and influence civic engagement, solidarity structures, and social movements. She is particularly interested in exploring how participatory design can be applied in contested contexts to inform the design of digital technology which facilitates and supports social innovation and specifically the work of self-organised groups and grassroots.