Women in Academia

Maddie Radnan on Time Travelling with Technology

June 29, 2020 Irena Lovcevic Season 1 Episode 5
Women in Academia
Maddie Radnan on Time Travelling with Technology
Show Notes

Today it's great to have Maddie Radnan on the podcast. Maddie is a PhD student at the MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour and Development, Western Sydney University. Maddie's PhD thesis focuses on the Time Travelling with Technology (TTT), which is a technology-based program for promoting relationships and engagement in aged care. TTT is an immersive, dynamic and interactive interface that utilises Google Liquid Galaxy to explore worldly landmarks and locations. In an aged care facility, TTT will be utilised as a platform for technology driven reminiscence therapy. It will give residents the opportunity to travel to both significant and insignificant locations. Maddie's research aims to explore how TTT impacts the level of engagement of residents and influences the relationship between resident and staff members of three different aged care facilities. Besides being PhD student, Maddie is also Student Representative on HDR Committee Council for MARCS and member of the Research Continuity Studies Council at Western Sydney University. To find out how she manages all these roles, why it is important not to lose the passion for research and teaching, and also to hear more about Maddie's research on TTT, listen to this episode.

Time stamps:

[00:53] Maddie's introduction
[01:26] From neurophysiological research on animals to research with older adults
[03:12] Obstacles that Maddie faced in her research journey
[05:05] Work/life balance
[07:50] Maddie's research on Time Travelling with Technology (TTT)
[11:33] Plans for future research
[12:57] Issues that women in Academia are facing today according to Maddie
[15:43] Maddie'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
Western Sydney University: https://www.westernsydney.edu.au/

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