Dirk van der Linden

Senior Lecturer

Northumbria University

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Hi! I'm Dirk, a Senior Lecturer in Animal-Computer Interaction at Northumbria University in the Department of Computer and Information Sciences, co-founder of the Tech4Animals Lab, and an Expert Fellow with the SPRITE+ Network.

My main research interest is understanding how people build and use technology in unexpected ways, and how this impacts the lives and livelihoods of its users. I focus in particular on "interspecies information systems"—the emergent systems that arise when technology for animals informs humans of how to act towards animals, whether that be in the context of farming, working animals like guide dogs, companion animals like pets, or even wildlife.