I am a researcher and lecturer exploring interactive technologies and human-centred design approaches for neurodiverse populations. Based at UNSW Art & Design, I bring an interaction design and media arts perspective to inclusive design and assistive technology. My teaching and research practice examines creative implementations of embodied and sensory interaction and the role of digital technology in eliciting social engagement.
I lead the assistive technology focus of the Creative Robotics Lab, where I have developed responsive sensory spaces for facilitating conversation between autistic children and their parents and investigated methods of using social robots in therapeutic contexts. Co-design is central to my teaching and research, and I regularly engage with external partners and institutions for both activities. Through my research, I led the inaugural Autism MeetUp event (UNSW Art & Design) and established the Neurodiversity + Embodiment group for researchers working in interdisciplinary approaches to advocating for neurodiverse communities.