PhD candidate and researcher at the Microsoft Centre for Social Natural User Interfaces. My PhD research investigates the use, design and evaluation of interactive technology at the zoo. Building on existing research into animal-computer interaction, I am exploring how digital technologies can play a role in the zoo’s intertwining objectives of education, entertainment, conservation and animal welfare.
I have contributed to recent projects at the University of Melbourne related to the increasingly pervasive presence of digital and interactive technologies, and the impacts of this on learning, recreation, and the way we relate with others and the world around us.
I hold a MSc in Information Systems, and have a professional IT and academic background in interaction design, user research and user-oriented technology deployment and evaluation.
In 2015 I was awarded the Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship, which encourages women to become leaders and role models in the field of computing and technology.