Dr Louise Veling

School of Business, ALL Institute

Associate Professor
Sustainable Futures


Louise is a Senior Lecturer / Associate Professor in Sustainable Futures at the School of Business, Maynooth University. Louise holds a PhD in Anthropology from Maynooth, which was awarded without corrections in March 2022. Her PhD examined the role of AI and robots in society, and the relationship between society, technology and nature. As part of her PhD, she was awarded a Wenner-Gren research scholarship (2019) for carrying out fieldwork in the US. She also holds an MSc in Multimedia Technology from University College Cork (UCC) and an MA in English Literature from University College Dublin (UCD).

Louise’s teaching experience includes undergraduate, postgraduate and executive education programs in social theory, design methods, organisational change, entrepreneurship, and innovation. She has held research positions focused on leadership, human-centred design and sociotechnical systems. Prior to moving to academia, she held management positions in digital media companies.

Louise’s current research is focused on responsible innovation, sustainable transformation, design for sustainability and ecological existentialism. 

Peer Reviewed Journal

Year Publication
2024 Veling, L.; Villing, R. (2024) 'Assistive Robotics Needs for Older Care: Using Authentic Citations to Bridge the Gap between Understanding Older Persons’ Needs and Defining Solutions'. International Journal of Social Robotics, . [DOI]
2023 Fleres, A.; Veling, L.; Broz, F.; Damiano, L. (2023) 'Integrative Robo-Ethics: Uncovering Roboticists’ Attitudes to Ethics and Moving Forward'. International Journal of Social Robotics, . [Link] [DOI]
2021 Veling, L; McGinn, C (2021) 'Qualitative Research in HRI: A Review and Taxonomy'. International Journal of Social Robotics, . [DOI] [Full-Text]
2018 Thornley C.; Murnane S.; McLoughlin S.; Carcary M.; Doherty E.; Veling L. (2018) 'The role of ethics in developing professionalism within the global ict community'. International Journal of Human Capital and Information Technology Professionals, 9 (4):56-71. [DOI]

Conference Publication

Year Publication
2017 Veling L. (2017) Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) Becoming Real: An Anthropological Approach to Evaluating Robots in the Real World [DOI] [Full-Text]
2016 Veling L.; McQuillan L.; Browne A.; Craig M.; Pinkster M. (2016) 2016 International Conference on Information Systems, ICIS 2016 Use IT or lose IT: Embodying practice in Action Design Research (ADR)
2016 Thornley, C; Murnane, S; Veling, L; McLaughlin, S; Carcary, M; Doherty, E (2016) Irish Academy of Management Conference Professional identity and ethical engagement in the international ICT community University College Dublin,
2015 Veling, L; Thornley, C; Murnane, S; Browne, A; McQuillan, L (2015) Irish Academy of Management Conference Selecting a Suitable Methodology for Designing Innovative Solutions to Support Capability Improvement in a Complex Organisational Context as part of an Industry- Academic Collaboration [Link] [Full-Text]


Year Publication
2015 Curley, M., Kenneally, J., Carcary, M., Doherty, E., Conway, G., Crowley, C., O'Brien, C., Thornley, C., Murnane, S. and Veling, L. (2015) The Information Technology Capability Maturity Framework (IT-CMF) - The Body of Knowledge Guide. 1st Edition. Zaltbommel, Netherlands: Van Haren Publishing.

Published Report

Year Publication
2014 Veling, L; Murnane, S (2014) Developing a Demand-Drive Framework for European ICT Professionalism. IVI White Paper Series, . [Link]
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