Today it's great to have Dr Julie Beadle on the podcast. Dr Beadle has completed her PhD at the MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour and Development, Western Sydney University. Her PhD thesis was focused on cognitive ageing and hearing under difficult circumstances. Specifically, she investigated how cognitive processes such as attention and memory are used when the elderly try to perceive speech in difficult listening circumstances, as well as how and when visual cues may aid understanding. Currently, Dr Beadle is Postdoctoral Researcher at Macquarie University, where she continues her research in Ageing and Hearing Loss. Listen to this episode to hear more on how passion for research brought Dr Beadle from Canada to Australia, how we hear with our ears, but listen and understand with our ears and brain, and why you should plan the plan, but not plan the outcome.
[00:44] Julie's introduction
[01:41] Julie's background
[06:20] The challenges of being international student
[07:44] Work/life balance
[11:24] Julie's research on ageing and speech perception in noise or "We hear with our ears but listen and understand with our ears and our brains"
[17:45] Plans for future research
[19:35] Issues that women in Academia are facing today according to Julie
[21:15] Julie'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/
Macquarie Univeristy: https://www.mq.edu.au/
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