Dr Jenny Waycott

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Research interests

  • Ageing and technology
  • Educational technology
  • Human-Computer Interaction (social technologies, older adults)


Jenny Waycott is a Lecturer in the School of Computing and Information Systems. Previously, she worked as a Research Fellow on the project "Growing Old, Staying Connected: Touch-screen Technologies for Ameliorating Older People's Experience of Social Isolation". 

Dr Waycott has contributed to several projects in the fields of human-computer interaction and educational technology. Her research is concerned with understanding the role technologies play in people's learning, work, and social activities. Her recent work has focused on the design and use of social technologies for/with older adults, ethical issues in the design and use of new technologies in sensitive settings, creative uses of new technologies for social inclusion, and the use of social technologies in higher education

For more information see www.jwaycott.com

Recent publications

  1. Waycott J, Davis H, Warr D, Edmonds F, Taylor G. Co-constructing Meaning and Negotiating Participation: Ethical Tensions when 'Giving Voice' through Digital Storytelling. INTERACTING WITH COMPUTERS. Elsevier BV. 2017, Vol. 29, Issue 2.
  2. Andrade R, Waycott J, Cox T. Design and evaluation of a dynamic-interactive art system: A mixed methods approach. 28th Australian Conference on Computer-Human Interaction (OzCHI). 2016.
  3. Warr D, Waycott J, Guillemin M, Cox S. Ethical issues in visual research and the value of stories from the field. Ethics and Visual Research Methods: Theory, Methodology, and Practice. 2016.
  4. Warr D, Guillemin M, Waycott J. Ethics and visual research methods: Theory, methodology, and practice. Ethics and Visual Research Methods: Theory, Methodology, and Practice. 2016. Editors: Cox S.
  5. Waycott J, Vetere F, Pedell S, Morgans A, Ozanne E, Kulik L. Not For Me: Older Adults Choosing Not to Participate in a Social Isolation Intervention. 34th Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI4GOOD). Association for Computing Machinery Inc.. 2016.
  6. Baker S, Waycott J, Pedell S, Hoang T, Ozanne E. Older people and social participation: From touch screens to virtual realities. ACM International Conference Proceeding Series. 2016, Vol. Part F125221.
  7. Light A, Pedell S, Robertson T, Waycott J, Bell J, Durick J, Leong TW. What's Special about Aging. Interactions. ACM Press. 2016, Vol. 23, Issue 2.
  8. Davis H, Waycott J, Zhou S. Beyond YouTube: Sharing personal digital stories on a community display. OzCHI 2015: Being Human - Conference Proceedings. 2015.
  9. Waycott J, Morgans A, Pedell S, Ozanne E, Vetere F, Kulik L, Davis H. Ethics in Evaluating a Sociotechnical Intervention With Socially Isolated Older Adults. QUALITATIVE HEALTH RESEARCH. Sage Publications. 2015, Vol. 25, Issue 11.
  10. Howell C, Cox S, Drew S, Guillemin M, Warr D, Waycott J. Exploring ethical frontiers of visual methods. Research Ethics. Sage Publications. 2015, Vol. 10, Issue 4.
  11. Waycott J, Guillemin M, Cox S, Warr D, Drew S, Howell C. Re/formulating ethical issues for visual research methods. Visual Methodologies. 2015, Vol. 3, Issue 2.
  12. Waycott J, Wadley G, Schutt S, Stabolidis A, Lederman R. The challenge of technology research in sensitive settings: Case studies in 'Sensitive HCI'. OzCHI 2015: Being Human - Conference Proceedings. 2015.
  13. Hamid S, Waycott J, Kurnia S, Chang S. Understanding students' perceptions of the benefits of online social networking use for teaching and learning. INTERNET AND HIGHER EDUCATION. Pergamon. 2015, Vol. 26.
  14. Cox S, Guillemin M, Waycott J, Warr D. Visual methods and ethics: Stories from the field. Visual Methodologies. 2015, Vol. 3, Issue 2.
  15. Hamid S, Waycott J, Kurnia S, Chang S. An empirical study of lecturers' appropriation of social technologies for higher education. Australasian Journal of Educational Technology. ASCILITE. 2014, Vol. 30, Issue 3.

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