The University of Queensland
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I am a postdoctoral fellow in the Co-Innovation group of UQ's School of ITEE. I was drawn to research by a desire to explore some of the ways technology and design can empower and support people from marginalised groups. My research areas include Human-Computer Interaction and Participatory & Collaborative Design. I have worked with Deaf children and members of the Deaf community on a technology design approach, and hope to begin work with Indigenous communities to design language resource robots and learning activities, as an affiliate member of CoEDL. Before joining the University of Queensland in July 2018, I was a teaching-focused Associate Lecturer at Griffith University's School of ICT. I undertook this position after the completion of my PhD studies, in which I followed a design science research approach to create YoungDeafDesign, a collaborative design approach for working with young Deaf children, parents, and Deaf and hearing educators. It is my intent to continue working with the Deaf community, using the YoungDeafDesign approach, to create new technologies which will support Deaf children and their families during their early learning.
Jessica identifies as lgbtqia+.