Women in Academia

Gloria Maria Pino Escobar, from a Lawyer in Peru to a Researcher in Australia

June 08, 2020 Irena Lovcevic Season 1 Episode 2
Women in Academia
Gloria Maria Pino Escobar, from a Lawyer in Peru to a Researcher in Australia
Show Notes

Today it's great to have Gloria Maria Pino Escobar on the podcast. Gloria is a PhD student at the MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour and Development, Western Sydney University. Gloria's PhD thesis focuses on bridging the gap between domain-general cognitive processes and word learning in monolingual and bilingual children. The results of the present study will demonstrate individual language learning strategies that can be used to leverage vocabulary learning in a tailor-made fashion. Before coming to Australia, Gloria worked as a lawyer in Peru, however, raising two bilingual kids in multilingual country such as Australia inspired Gloria to switch her career and start her research journey in bilingualism. Beside being a proud mum of two wonderful kids and PhD student, Gloria is also a Research Assistant, University tutor, and Certified Professional English-Spanish interpreter. How she manages all these roles, you can hear in this episode.

Time stamps:

[1:11] Gloria's Introduction
[1:44] Gloria's journey from the lawyer in Peru to the researcher in Australia
[7:14] Obstacles that Gloria faced in her research journey
[14:02] Tips on doing research while prioritising family time and finding time for yourself
[20:24] Gloria's research on the roles of cognitive skills (i.e. executive function) and language experience and background on word learning in children
[29:15] Plans for future research
[31:53] Issues that women in Academia are facing today according to Gloria
[38:50] Gloria's advice for everyone thinking about a career in Academia or for those just starting a career in Academia


The MARCS Institute: https://www.westernsydney.edu.au/marcs
The MARCS BabyLab: https://www.westernsydney.edu.au/babylab
Western Sydney University: https://www.westernsydney.edu.au/
International Association for the Study of Child Language Conference: https://iascl2020.com/

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