Irene is an industrial sociologist with several years experience in social, technological and workplace related research. She is interested in people, buildings and pervasive technologies from different perspectives (see Research Interests and Keywords sections on the left hand side column). She is currently finishing her PhD at The Bartlett where her topic deals with the potential location tracking systems have to understand human spatial behaviour in the workplace and its effects in the workforce. While conducting her doctorate research, Irene has worked for two department at UCL. At The Bartlett, where Irene was KTP (Knowledge Transfer Partnership) Associate at AMA Alexi Marmot Associates developing new methodological tools to study social interaction in complex buildings, and at the Computer Science Department, where she was Research Fellow within the Networks group exploring social issues related to the deployment of sensor networks in a variety of environments. Before moving to the UK in 2004, Irene was Social Factors and Technology Director at Fundación TEKNIKER, Spain, a leading technological research institute in the area of manufacturing with a specific research focus in the field of ubiquitous computing.