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  • Universitetsvej 1, 08.2

    DK-4000 Roskilde



Personal profile


Throughout my career, I have studied the design, implementation and use of various technologies as well as collaborative practices across several sectors and countries. This includes, the use of case handling systems in the public sector (an employment agency) in Denmark, the role that technology plays in promoting socio-political change in Palestine, the design and implementation of e-voting technologies in Denmark, the development and use of Electronic Health Records (EHRs) in Canada (non-profit clinic in Vancouver) and in Norway (Rikshospitalet, Oslo), and finally, the implementation of broadband in remote and rural areas in British Columbia and its impact on first nation culture (Canada). Throughout these projects, I have maintained a commitment to carrying out empirical fieldwork in order to develop conceptual frameworks useful for understanding collaborative practices, and for designing technologies to support these practices.

Research areas

Research interests

  • ICT in the healthcare; Electronic Medical/Patient Records (EM/PRs); Electronic Health Records (EHRs); healthcare practices
  • Computer Support Cooperative Work (CSCW); Information Systems (IS); Organization studies; organizational communication; Human-Computer Interaction (HCI); practice-based approaches; Participatory Design (PD)
  • Science and Technology Studies (STS) and Actor Network Theory (ANT)
  • Ethnography; action research; grounded theory; interventionist research; reflexive methodologies; autobiographies and confessionals
  • E-voting technologies; election practises
  • Global Software Development (GSD); Technologies in conflict zones
  • Welfare technologies; case handling systems; work practice of street-level bureaucrats;

Research and education information


2010: PhD in Communication, Simon Fraser University (SFU), Vancouver, BC, Canada. Supervisors: Dr. Ellen Balka, Dr. Gary McCarron and Dr. Richard Smith (SFU)

2004: M.Sc. (cand. scient) in Informatics (Information Systems), Department of Informatics, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway.

2001: B.Sc. (cand. mag) in Computer Science, Department of Computer and Information Science, Norwegian University of Technology and Science (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway.

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Research Output 2004 2018

Discerning Designers' Intentions

Bardzell, J., Boulus-Rødje, N., Muller, M. & Salovaara, A. 2017 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaperResearch

Knight and Pawns in Public Welfare: Unpacking Myriad of Assumptions in Welfare Policies and Technologies

Boulus-Rødje, N. 2017

Research output: Contribution to conferenceConference abstract for conferenceResearchpeer-review

Conflict IT: Technologies and collaborative practices in conflict areas

Boulus-Rødje, N., Bjørn, P., Randall, D., Wulf, V. & Ghazawneh, A. 2015 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaperResearch

Design Challenges in Supporting Distributed Knowledge: An Examination of Organizing Elections

Boulus-Rødje, N. & Bjørn, P. 2015 In : Proceedings of ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. p. 3137-3146 10 p.

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Projects 2014 2015

ConflitIT: Technologies in Conflicted Cities

Boulus-Rødje, N. & Bjørn, P.


Project: Research