Associate Professor Kate Thompson

Associate Professor Kate Thompson’s research focusses on using data (including the role of visualisations) for evidence-informed decision making as well as designing interactive resources for learning. Kate hopes to be able to help people to engage with research to help them make informed decisions. Kate was the Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art Digital Resident from 2021-2022, where she explored how digital experiences can best engage virtual and on-the-ground visitors. Kate has been involved in a number of research projects, including Impact of eBooks: exploring student health, learning and implications for policy and practice funded by the Queensland Department of Education; and Creating Digital Interactive Resources for Urban Water Literacy funded by Seqwater.

Earliest digital memory
My dad was allowed to bring home the school’s one computer when I was in primary school and we were allowed to play with it over a weekend – I still feel like it’s a treat to be allowed to access technology in the way that we do.

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