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Dr Laura Benton
UCL Institute of Education
UCL Knowledge Lab
23-29 Emerald Street
  • Research Associate iREAD: Intelligent Personalised Apps for Reading
  • IOE - Culture, Communication & Media
  • UCL Institute of Education
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Research Summary

I am a research associate working full-time on the iRead project, an EU-funded project led by UCL aiming to develop personalised learning technologies to support reading skills at primary school. 

My research interests span the areas of user-centred design, child-computer interaction, ed-tech, literacy and children's programming. My research focuses on education technology design for children and I have worked on several projects using design approaches such as participatory design and design-based research, including iLearnRW and ScratchMaths.

Academic Background
2014 PhD Doctor of Philosophy – Computer Science University of Bath
2007 BSc Bachelor of Science – Computer Science University of Bath
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