Women in Academia

Interview with Emily Tan, U.S. Postgraduate Fulbright Research Fellow

June 01, 2020 Irena Lovcevic Season 1 Episode 1
Women in Academia
Interview with Emily Tan, U.S. Postgraduate Fulbright Research Fellow
Show Notes

Today it's great to have Emily Tan on the podcast. Emily Tan is U.S. Postgraduate Fulbright Research Fellow at MARCS BabyLab, Western Sydney University, where she conducted research on the role of lullabies in infant language development. Prior to visiting MARCS, Emily served as a research assistant in Dr. Elizabeth Spelke's infant studies laboratory at Harvard University, where she cultivated an appreciation for developmental methods and research questions. Emily's current areas of interest are early language acquisition and word segmentation in young infants, with a focus on the different mediums through which infants are able to segment novel words. Emily is particularly interested in this domain as it has translational implications for parent/caregivers populations. Emily also has a background in music and enjoys both singing and classical piano in her spare time.

Time stamps:

[1:10] Emily's introduction
[3:31] Emily's background
[7:01] Obstacles that Emily faced in her research journey
[11:01] Work/life balance
[15:04] Emily's research on the role of lullabies in language development
[22:15] Plans for future research
[25:32] Advice on how to apply for the Fulbright scholarship
[30:45] Issues that women in Academia are facing today
[33:52] Emily's advice for everyone thinking about a career in Academia or for those just starting a career in Academia


Fulbright USA: https://us.fulbrightonline.org/#&panel1-3
Fulbright Australia: https://www.fulbright.org.au/
Fulbright Serbia: https://rs.usembassy.gov/fulbright-visiting-scholar-program-competition-academic-year-2020-2021/
Fulbright Japan: https://www.fulbright.jp/eng/

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