Becky Im

Research Assistant, UNU-CS

  • Becky ImBecky Im works in the Gender Tech Lab at United Nations University Institute on Computing and Society (UNU-CS). Before she joined the UNU-CS, she had received a BSc in Human Sciences at University College London and an MPhil in Public Health at University of Cambridge. Coming from a background in Public Health, Becky previously worked on research on the determinants of health behaviours including alcohol drinking, smoking and diet. She is interested in the development of information and communications technologies (ICTs) to tackle gender and health inequalities. In her current research, she is studying the use of ICTs among migrant workers. The research project adopts a participatory action research approach to better understand how Filipina domestic workers (FDWs) use ICT to enhance their development in Macau, Hong Kong and the Philippines. At the end of the research project, new ICTs will be produced to enhance the capacity of FDWs to improve their own situation.