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Dr Jeanie Beh

Adjunct Research Fellow
PhD (Human-Computer Interaction), Swinburne University of Technology, Australia


Jeanie has used her research as a springboard into working as a Research Fellow in Swinburne University of Technology’s Future Self and Design Living Lab, focusing on ageing and dementia-related research projects. Prior to her role as a researcher, Jeanie graduated with bachelor and master’s degrees in Multimedia, before working as a Multimedia Developer and Designer in industry for several years. Passionate about helping older adults further their curiosity and community participation, she has run workshops for older adults that helps them develop skills in technologies. Her research also contributes towards the development of interest-driven curriculum for older adults and educators. Jeanie volunteered as a tutor for older adults’ computer classes for seven years. She is passionately interested in overturning the perception that older adults are unable or disinterested in developing skills using technology. Her research focuses on ways to engage older adult with mobile touch screen technologies through the role of human interest and motivation which is also the theme of her PhD thesis. Jeanie has recently completed a Diploma of Dementia Care with University of Tasmania and is currently undertaking Graduate Certificate of Public Health with University of Technology Sydney. She is an advisory committee member of ACCESS Health and Community. 

Research interests

Aged care; Computing Education; Human Computer Interactions; Product Innovation Design; Service Design; Education; Design for Aging; Co-design; Interaction Design; Gerontology; Dementia; Human Interest & Motivation

Fields of Research

  • Interaction And Experience Design - 330310
  • Human-computer Interaction - 460806


  • 2019, International, Outstanding Oral Presentation Award, International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics
  • 2019, National, Emerging Researchers in Ageing Travel Exchange Program, ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research (CEPAR)
  • 2019, Swinburne, Early Career Researcher Award, Swinburne University of Technology
  • 2019, Swinburne, Don Iverson Award for Best PhD Graduate, Swinburne University of Technology
  • 2017, Swinburne, Poster Presentation - 2nd Place, Swinburne University of Technology
  • 2017, Swinburne, PhD Presentation - 2nd Place, Swinburne University of Technology
  • 2017, National, CSIRO ON Prime3 - Performance Bonus, CSIRO
  • 2016, Swinburne, Publish and Flourish Article Competition, Swinburne University of Technology
  • 2016, International, Herman Bouma Fund for Gerontechnology, Herman Bouma
  • 2016, National, ERA 2016 Conference Bursary, Australian National University
  • 2012, Swinburne, Summer Scholarship, Swinburne University of Technology


Also published as: Beh, Jeanie; Beh, J.; Beh, Hwee Boon Jeanie; Beh, H.
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