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Professor Wendy Moyle: Dementia, Humanoids and Robotics

October 25, 2021

In this podcast, Cate talks with Professor Wendy Moyle who is Program Director for the Healthcare Practice and Survivorship Program (HPS) (5 Research Groups) in the Menzies Health Institute Queensland at Griffith University in Brisbane, Australia.  Wendy’s research expertise is in dementia, depression and delirium. She has focused her research on finding evidence for best practice in the care of older people and, in particular, those with dementia, and improving quality of life, and evidence for managing behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) using controlled trials to test psychosocial interventions. She has a keen interest in technologies and, within a social robotics laboratory, she develops and evaluates assistive technologies and social robots. She works with a multidisciplinary team of researchers from Australia and internationally, in particular from the UK and Japan, and has received two International Women’s Day Awards: an International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame (Sigma) for her research (2019); and she has been recognised by Robohub as one of 30 women in robotics globally you needed to know in 2019. She has also won an international award for social robotics from Analytics Insight (2020).

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