Joelena Leader joined the School of Environment, Enterprise, and Development (SEED) as a Postdoctoral Fellow on September 1st, 2020. She will be working on projects in the areas of northern innovation and development. More specifically, Dr. Leader will be working with Professor Heather Hall on a project entitled Remote Controlled where she will examine the impacts of disruptive technologies in the mining and agri-food sectors in Canada. Dr. Leader holds an M.A. in Sociology and Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Saskatchewan with an emphasis on technology and society. Her research is in the field of Science and Technology Studies (STS) with a focus on understanding users' experience, and technology design and uses in a variety of contexts. Dr. Leader’s work blends user-centred design and community-based research approaches that cross the disciplinary areas of sociology, health, policy, and human-computer interaction.