As a result of my interdisciplinary research, I have published in top-tier outlets in both Social and Computer Sciences. In Sociology, refereed articles in peer-reviewed journals provide the ‘gold standard’ of research excellence. In Computer Science, peer-reviewed articles published in conference proceedings are the ‘gold standard’ due to innovation and time constraints.
• Neves, Barbara Barbosa, Jenny Waycott, Alexia Maddox (2021). When Technologies are Not Enough: The Challenges of Digital Interventions to Address Loneliness in Later Life. Sociological Research Online. https://doi.org/10.1177/13607804211029298. Media coverage: ABC, Aged Care Insite News, Community Care Review.
• Neves, Barbara Barbosa, Josephine Wilson, Sandra Sanders & Renata Kokanovic (2021). Using crystallization to understand loneliness in later life: integrating social science and creative narratives in sensitive qualitative research. Qualitative Research. doi:10.1177/14687941211005943. Media coverage: The Age, The Sydney Morning Herald, SBS, The House of Wellness TV, Insite, Monash Lens Op-ed, Monash Lens Interview, National Seniors, Your Life Choices.
• Barnwell, A., Neves, B. B., & Ravn, S. (2021). Captured and captioned: Representing family life on Instagram. New Media & Society, 14614448211012791.
• Casimiro, Cláudia & Neves, B. B. (2021). Edited Special Issue “Family life & Information & Communication Technologies in a Globalized World” (Portuguese-speaking countries) in Análise Social. This issue includes three articles: the first examined the role of family in Internet use among Portuguese mature adults; the second explored the outcomes of technology use among Angolan and Portuguese transnational families; and the third analysed the relationship between new technologies, family networks, and political socialization among Brazilian youth.
• Sin, J., L. Franz, R., Munteanu, C., & Neves, B. B. (2021, May). Digital Design Marginalization: New Perspectives on Designing Inclusive Interfaces. In Proceedings of the 2021 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (pp. 1-11).
•Coghlan, S., Waycott, J., Lazar, A., & Neves, B. B. (2021). Dignity, Autonomy, and Style of Company: Dimensions Older Adults Consider for Robot Companions. Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction, 5(CSCW1), 1-25. Awards: Honorable Mention Award at CSCW 2021.
• Neves, Barbara Barbosa (2021). Technology, Design, and the 3Ps–the Problem of Problematising Ageing as Problematic. In Peine, A., Marshall, B. L., Martin, W., & Neven, L. (Eds.) Socio-Gerontechnology–Interdisciplinary Critical Studies of Ageing and Technology, Routledge.
• Cook, P. S., Curryer, C., Banks, S., Neves, B. B., Omori, M., Mallon, A. H., & Lam, J. (2021). Ageism and Risk during the Coronavirus Pandemic. In Lupton, D., & Willis, K. (Eds.) The COVID-19 Crisis: Social Perspectives, Routledge.
• Neves, Barbara Barbosa & Ron Baecker (2020). Mixing Methods and Sciences: A Longitudinal Cross-Disciplinary Mixed Methods Study on Technology to Address Social Isolation and Loneliness in Later Life. Journal of Mixed Methods Research. https://doi.org/10.1177/1558689820977646.
• Neves, Barbara Barbosa & Geoffrey Mead (2020). Digital Technology and Older People: Towards a Sociological Approach to Technology Adoption in Later Life. Sociology. https://doi.org/10.1177/0038038520975587.
• Baker, S., Waycott, J., Robertson, E., Carrasco, R., Neves, B. B., Hampson, R., & Vetere, F. (2020). Evaluating the use of interactive virtual reality technology with older adults living in residential aged care. Information Processing & Management, 57(3), 102105.
• Sayago, S., Blat, J., & Barbosa Neves, B. (2020). At the Intersection of Digital Games, Gender, and Age: A Participant Observational Study with Active Older Women. In Extended Abstracts of the 2020 Annual Symposium on Computer-Human Interaction in Play (pp. 360-364).
• Ravn, Signe, Ash Barnwell, & Barbara Barbosa Neves (2020). What Is “Publicly Available Data”? Exploring Blurred Public–Private Boundaries and Ethical Practices Through a Case Study on Instagram. Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics, 1556264619850736. Authors’ copy here.
• Neves, Bárbara Barbosa, Alexandra Sanders, & Renata Kokanović. “It’s the worst bloody feeling in the world”: Experiences of loneliness and social isolation among older people living in care homes. Journal of Aging Studies, 49, 74-84. Author’s copy here.
• Neves, Bárbara Barbosa & Frank Vetere. Ageing and Digital Technology: Designing and Evaluating Emerging Technologies for Older Adults. Springer.
• Neves, Bárbara Barbosa & Frank Vetere. “Ageing and Emerging Technologies”. In Neves and Vetere (eds.), Ageing and Digital Technology: designing and evaluating emerging technologies for older adults. London: Springer. Author’s copy here.
• Franz, Rachel, Bárbara Barbosa Neves, et al. “Why and How Think Alouds with Older Adults Fail: Recommendations from a Study and Expert Interviews”. In Sergio Sayago (eds.), Perspectives on Human-Computer Interaction with Older People. Switzerland: Springer.
• Franz, Rachel & Bárbara Barbosa Neves. “Usability is Ageless, Usability Testing is not: Conducting Usability Tests with Older Adults”. In Neves and Vetere (eds.), Ageing and Digital Technology: designing and evaluating emerging technologies for older adults. London: Springer.
• Pasqualotti, Adriano, Fausto Amaro, & Bárbara Barbosa Neves. “Exergames and Neuropsychological Functions among Older Adults”. In Neves and Vetere (eds.), Ageing and Digital Technology: designing and evaluating emerging technologies for older adults. London: Springer.
• Neves, Bárbara Barbosa, Diana Carvalho, Fernando Serra, Anália Torres, & Sílvia Fraga. Social Capital in Transition (s) to Early Adulthood: A Longitudinal and Mixed-Methods Approach. Journal of Adolescent Research. Prepub here.
• Coghlan, Simon, Jenny Waycott, Bárbara Barbosa Neves & Frank Vetere (2018). ‘Using Robot Pets Instead of Companion Animals for Older People: A Case of ‘Reinventing the Wheel’?’, ACM, OzCHI.
• Neves, Bárbara Barbosa & Cláudia Casimiro. Connecting Families? An Introduction In Connecting Families? Information & Communication Technologies, Generations, and the Life Course. Policy Press.
• Neves, Bárbara Barbosa, Ron Baecker, Diana Dias de Carvalho, & Alexandra Sanders. ‘‘Cross-disciplinary research methods to study technology use, family, and life course dynamics: lessons from an action research project on social isolation and loneliness in later life’, In Connecting Families? Information & Communication Technologies, Generations, and the Life Course. Policy Press.
• Geoffrey Mead & Bárbara Barbosa Neves. ‘Recursive approaches to technology adoption, families, and the life course: actor-network theory and strong-structuration theory’, In Connecting Families? Information & Communication Technologies, Generations, and the Life Course. Policy Press. Authors’ version here.
• Neves, Bárbara Barbosa, Jenny Waycott, & Sue Malta. Old and afraid of new communication technologies? Reconceptualising and contesting the ‘age-based digital divide’. Journal of Sociology, 1440783318766119. Prepub here.
• Franklin, Adrian, Bárbara Barbosa Neves, Nick Hookway, Roger Patulny, et al. (2018). Towards an understanding of loneliness among Australian men: Gender cultures, embodied expression and the social bases of belonging. Journal of Sociology, 1440783318777309.
• Neves, Bárbara Barbosa, Jaime R. S. Fonseca, Fausto Amaro, & Adriano Pasqualotti. Social capital and Internet use in an age-comparative perspective with a focus on later life. PLOS One. Authors’ version here. Final version (online).
• Neves, Bárbara Barbosa, Rachel Franz, Cosmin Munteanu, & Ron Baecker. Adoption and feasibility of a communication app to enhance social connectedness amongst frail institutionalized oldest old: an embedded case study. Information Communication & Society. DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1369118X.2017.1348534.
• Neves, Bárbara Barbosa, Rachel Franz, Rebecca Judges, Christian Beermann & Ron Baecker. Can Digital Technology Enhance Social Connectedness Among Older Adults? A Feasibility Study. Journal of Applied Gerontology. Pre-print here.
• Neves, Bárbara Barbosa & Geoffrey Mead. ‘The interpretive and ideal-type approach: Rethinking digital non-use(s) in a Weberian perspective’. In Massimo Ragnedda and Glenn W. Muschert (Eds.), Theorizing Digital Divides, Routledge Advances in Sociology. London: Routledge. Authors’ version here.
• Neves, Bárbara Barbosa & Rita Rente (2017). Non-aligned? Young Non-Users of Social Networking Sites – A Weberian Perspective [In Portuguese – Não-alinhados? Jovens Não Utilizadores de Sites de Redes Sociais. Uma abordagem Weberiana]. Sociologia Problemas e Práticas.
• Neves, Bárbara Barbosa & Ana Fernandes. Generational Bridge. In Shehan, C. L. (Eds.), The Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Family Studies. New York: Wiley-Blackwell.
• Amaro, Fausto and Bárbara Barbosa Neves. Families in Portugal. In Shehan, C. L. (Eds.), The Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Family Studies. New York: Wiley-Blackwell.
• Neves, Bárbara Barbosa & Jaime Fonseca. Latent Class Models in Action: Bridging Social Capital and Internet Use. Social Science Research, 50, 15-30.
• Neves, Bárbara Barbosa, Rachel Franz, Cosmin Munteanu, Ronald Baecker, and Mags Ngo. ‘My hand doesn’t listen to me’: Adoption and Evaluation of a Communication Technology for the ‘Oldest Old’, CHI’15, ACM.
• Neves, Bárbara Barbosa et al. The ‘Non-Aligned’: Young People’s Narratives of Rejection of Social Networking Sites. Young, 23(2), 116-135.
• Neves, Bárbara Barbosa. Does the Internet matter for strong ties? Bonding Social Capital, Internet Use, and Age-based Inequality. International Review of Sociology, 25(3), 415-433. Preview full text.
• Neves, Bárbara Barbosa & Fausto Amaro. Internet Use Amongst Older Adults: A Critical Perspective (In Portuguese — A utilização da Internet pelas pessoas idosas: uma perspectiva crítica). In Pasqualotti, A., Gil, H., & Fausto Amaro (eds.), Tecnologias de Informação no Processo de Envelhecimento Humano, Universidade de Passo Fundo Editora. Full text.
• Torres, A., Barros, H., Neves, B.B., Carvalho, D., Maciel, D., Ramos, E., Assunção, F., Serra, F., Sant’Ana, H., Tavares, L., Brites, R., & Mourão, V. (2015). EPITeen24: Reproducing or going
against social destiny? A longitudinal study of a cohort born in the 90s of the XX century in Portugal. Final Report, ISCSP: Lisbon.
• Baecker, R., Sellen, K., Boscart, V., Crosskey, S., and Neves, Bárbara Barbosa (2014). Technology to Reduce Social Isolation and Loneliness. ACM SIGACCESS, ACM.
• Neves, Bárbara Barbosa. Social Capital & Internet Use: The Irrelevant, the Bad, and the Good. Sociology Compass, 7(8), 599-611.
• Neves, Bárbara Barbosa, Fausto Amaro, & Jaime Fonseca. Coming of (old) age in the digital age: ICT usage and non-usage among older adults. Sociological Research Online. 18(2) 6.
• Neves, Bárbara Barbosa & Fausto Amaro. Too old for technology? How the elderly of Lisbon use and perceive ICT. The Journal of Community Informatics, 8 (1).
• Neves, Bárbara Barbosa. Social Capital & Internet usage: A study in Lisbon. Doctoral Dissertation. Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal. (Abstract)
• Neves, Bárbara Barbosa. “Enabling local development through digital cities: examples from Portugal”. In Valença, Márcio (eds), Regional and Urban Developments in Portuguese-Speaking Countries, New York: Nova Science Publishers.
• Neves, Bárbara Barbosa. Cidadania Digital? Das cidades digitais a Barack Obama. Uma abordagem crítica.”, in Morgado, Isabel Salema e António Rosas (org), Cidadania Digital, Labcom, UBI.
• Neves, Bárbara Barbosa. “Are digital cities intelligent? The Portuguese Case”, International Journal of Innovation and Regional Development (IJIRD), 1(4), 443-463.
• Neves, Bárbara Barbosa. “Digital Cities and the Reinforcement of Citizenship: a Sociological Approach to Two Portuguese Digital Cities”, Citizenship (s): Practises and Discourses, Porto: Universidade Fernando Pessoa Press.
• Neves, Bárbara Barbosa. “As cidades e regiões digitais – Governação e comunidade na Sociedade da Informação e do Conhecimento”, XII Clad.
• Neves, Bárbara Barbosa. “Inovação, Modernização e Competitividade na Administração Pública – O exemplo do Governo Electrónico em Portugal, Espanha e Irlanda”, XII Clad.
• Neves, Bárbara Barbosa.“As cidades digitais e o reforço da cidadania: Uma abordagem sociológica do Gaia Global e do Aveiro Digital, Tese de Mestrado / Master’s Thesis, Universidade Técnica de Lisboa.
• Neves, Bárbara Barbosa. “Digital Cities: Preliminary Findings”, Working Paper CAPP n. º 5/06.
• Bilhim, João & Bárbara Barbosa Neves. “New ethical challenges in a changing Public Administration: The E-Government case”, Proceedings of the ASPA/EGPA (American Society of Public Administration, European Group of Public Administration) meeting, June, Leuven, Belgium.
• Bilhim, João & Bárbara Barbosa Neves. “Digital Cities: a Local Approach to Bridge the Digital Divide. Digital Initiatives to Tackle Info-Exclusion”, Working Paper CAPP n. º 3/05.
• Neves, Bárbara Barbosa. A Cultura Hip Hop em Portugal: Abordagem Sociológica dos Processos de Integração e Contestação Social do Rap – este é um pequeno trabalho de investigação que fiz no âmbito de uma cadeira semestral de primeiro ano de Mestrado. Apesar de não estar editado, ser um estudo pouco aprofundado e de estar muito intensivo na descrição das técnicas utilizadas (pois era um dos requisitos do trabalho) decidi incluí-lo aqui, porque tenho recebido ultimamente alguns pedidos. Aqui está! Palavras-chave: Rap, Hip Hop, Portugal, Subcultura, Contracultura, Juventude, Integração Social, Grupos, Identidade, Chullage. Tem uma licença creative commons, logo podem usar à vontade, desde que o autor seja citado 😉
• “Technology Ubiquity & Inclusion in Later life?”, Eplanning International Online Workshop, Organized by eplanning research group, University of Aveiro & MIT.
• “Ageing & new technology in care homes: insights from the field”, Design School, Faculty of Design & Architecture, The University of Melbourne, March 8, Australia.
• “Social isolation and loneliness among older Australians: a mixed-methods study”, The Australian Sociological Association (TASA) Annual Conference, November, Melbourne, Australia.
• “Families and ICTs”, World Congress of the International Sociological Association, July, Toronto, Canada.
• “Inequalities & Families”, discussant, keynote session with Prof. Göran Therborn, UNAM, Mexico City, November 29, Mexico.
• “Learning to use digital technologies in later life: affordances and constraints”, The European Sociological Association, 29 Aug-1 Sept, Athens, Greece.
• “Can digital technology enhance social connectedness amongst institutionalized older adults? An embedded case study”, Interaction Design Lab, Department of Computer Science, The University of Melbourne, March 18, Australia.
• “Hello from the other side: perspective on learning to use digital technologies in later life”, The Australian Sociological Association, 30 Nov-1 Dec., Melbourne, Australia.
• “Can digital technology enhance social connectedness amongst institutionalized older adults? Computer Science Meets Sociology for an Action Research Project”, International Sociological Association Forum, July 10-14, Vienna, Austria.
• ‘“It’s not what you know, it’s who you know”? Social capital in transition(s) to ‘early adulthood’ – A longitudinal study’. International Sociological Association Forum, July 10-14, Vienna, Austria.
• “Technologies to reduce social Isolation and loneliness among seniors”, Seminar at the Sunshine Center for LGBT Older Adults, March 25, Toronto, Canada.
• “Technologies for Aging Gracefully – Bridging Generations”, The Conference Board of Canada, February 19, Toronto, Canada.
• “Technologies to reduce social isolation and loneliness amongst institutionalized older adults? An action research approach”, The Australian Sociological Association Annual Conference, November 23-26, Cairns, Australia.
• “Technology adoption among frail older adults: Family relations in context”, Aging Families, Changing Families: An International Conference, International Sociological Association, June 3, Syracuse, U.S.A.
• “Social capital and civic engagement in transition to early adulthood: a cohort study”, Congress of the European Sociological Association, August 25-28, Prague, Czech Republic.
• “InTouch: a feasibility study of a new communication technology to reduce social isolation and loneliness among institutionalized older adults”, Congress of the European Sociological Association, August 25-28, Prague, Czech Republic.
•Technologies for Aging Gracefully, Invited Lecture, Institute for Life Course and Aging, University of Toronto, Canada.
•Technologies for Aging Gracefully, Invited Lecture, Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto, Canada.
•Digital Tools to Assist in the Care of Frail Seniors: A Critical Review, Invited talk at Sunnybrook Hospital, October 20, Toronto, Canada.
•Technologies to Reduce Social Isolation and Loneliness?, Conference of the Canadian Association on Gerontology, October 17, Niagara Falls, Canada.
•Social Capital and the Internet: Older Adults and the Matthew Effect, Conference of the Canadian Association on Gerontology, October 17, Niagara Falls, Canada
•ICT & Aging: digital or social inclusion? Invited keynote speaker at the International Congress on Aging Studies, University of Passo Fundo, Brazil, August 27-29.
•Older adults, social capital, and the Internet: The Matthew Effect?, XVIII World Congress of the International Sociological Association, July 13-19, Yokohama, Japan.
•Video game training enhances functional capacity in older adults, ISIG 2014, 9th World Conference on Gerontechnology, Taipei, Taiwan (Pasqualotti, A., Ben Hur Soares, Telma Bertolin, Fausto Amaro, & Barbara Barbosa Neves).
•Sociology of the Internet? Invited lecture at the “Technical University of Lisbon Open Day” for high school students, March 10, Lisbon, Portugal.
•Critical Digital Literacy. Invited lecture at the “Safe Internet Week”, Escola Secundária Quinta do Marquês, February 6, Oeiras, Portugal.
•Capital social e Internet: Um estudo em Lisboa, Congresso da Associação Portuguesa de Sociologia, 18-22 de Junho, Universidade do Porto, Portugal.
•Bonding in the digital age? Social capital and Internet usage in Lisbon, CFR Annual Seminar, 12-14 of September, University of Kyoto, Japan.
•Too old for technology? Elderly & ICT – How to do research or die trying, Invited lecturer at Sociology 356, 25th of November, University of Toronto, Canada.
• Social Capital or Social Alienation? Portuguese Youth and Social Networking Sites, International Sociological Association, 11-17 July, Gothenburg, Sweden.
• Doing Research in Social Media: Critical Questions & Methods, 10th of May, IMK, University of Oslo, Norway.
• Too old for technology? How the elderly of Lisbon use and perceive ICT, e-case and e-technology, 25-27 January, Macau, China.
• População Idosa e Tecnologias de Comunicação e Informação – Um estudo na cidade de Lisboa, Congresso Luso-Afro-Brasileiro, Fevereiro, Braga, Portugal.
• Cidadania Digital? Uma abordagem crítica. Das cidades digitais a Barack Obama, “Cidadania Digital”, 19 de Março, ISCSP, Lisboa, Portugal.
• Family Memory Box: Memories in the Digital Age, Annual conference of the Committee on Family Research, International Sociology Association (RC06-ISA), 15-17 July, Oslo, Norway.
• The usage of ICT by the elderly in Lisbon: Motivations and Attitudes, VIX Conference of the European Sociology Association, 2-5 September, 2009, Lisbon, Portugal.
• Aging, Family Network and Information Society , Annual conference of the Committee on Family Research, International Sociology Association (RC06-ISA), 19-23th of May of 2008, Boston, EUA.
• População idosa, Tecnologias de Informação e Comunicação e Género – Um Estudo na Cidade de Lisboa, Associação Portuguesa de Sociologia (APS), Setembro, Lisboa, Portugal.
• Cidades Digitais: Definições, Acções e Desafios, “Cidades Digitais, o dia seguinte”, 23-24 de Maio, Porto, Portugal.
• Digital cities and the reinforcement of citizenship: Gaia global and Aveiro digital, SA-RC21 (International Sociology Association) Interim Conference, “Urban Justice and Sustainability”, 25-27 of August, Vancouver, Canada.
• Digital Cities and citizenship: preliminary findings of the assessment of two Portuguese digital cities, 8th ESA (European Sociology Association), 3-6 September, Glasgow, Scotland.
• Is there place for citizenship in the Digital Cities Realm? A Sociological Assessment, International Conference “Digital Cities Summit – From Virtual World to Human World”, 24-25 September, ISCSP, Lisboa, Portugal.
• As cidades e regiões digitais: governação e comunidade na Sociedade da Informação e do Conhecimento, XII Congresso Clad, 30 Octobre-2 November, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
• Inovação, modernização e competitividade na administração pública: o exemplo do governo electrónico em Portugal, Espanha e Irlanda, XII Congresso Clad, 30 Octobre-2 November, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
• Os caminhos de uma administração electrónica local: O exemplo das cidades digitais, III Seminário Anual CQM, 15 de Novembro, Lisboa, Portugal.
• Digital cities and the reinforcement of citizenship: a sociological approach to two Portuguese digital cities, “Citizenship(s): Practises and Discourses”, May, Porto, Portugal.
• Digital cities and the reinforcement of citizenship: a preliminary report, XVI ISA Conference (International Sociology Association), July, Durban, South Africa.
• Digital cities: virtual spaces for social, cultural, political and economic development, XVI ISA Conference (International Sociology Association), July, Durban, South Africa.
• Homem e Tecnologia, Jornadas de Sociologia do Trabalho, 22-23 Novembro, ISCSP, Lisboa, Portugal.
• New ethical challenges in a changing Public Administration: The E-Government Model, ASPA/EGPA (American Society of Public Administration, European Group of Public Administration), June, Leuven, Belgium.
• Digital cities: a local approach to bridge the digital divide. Digital initiatives to tackle info-exclusion, VII ESA Conference (European Sociological Association) ”Rethinking Inequalities”, September, Torun, Poland.