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Episode 1 – eWorkLife Teaser

Episode title:

eWorkLife: work, life and wellbeing

Episode description:

Does technology just keep us all chained to our desks, glued to our screens and slumped on our sofas, or can we harness it to help us all to move more, do more and feel happier, more energetic, focused and creative?  eWorklife is about work, life and wellbeing: the podcast where we talk to researchers in the field about productivity, wellbeing and work-life balance. We talk to scientists and others who can help us make the most of our technology to get our work done, keep connected to others, and support our health and wellbeing.  Your host is Anna Cox, Professor of Human Computer Interaction at UCL in London. Her guests are colleagues and collaborators – all experts who are breaking new ground in fields as diverse as psychology, technology design and artificial intelligence.  Anna gets up close and personal in a series of revealing interviews in which her guests share their personal journeys as researchers, how they got to where they are, and what they’ve learned along the way, as well as the secrets of their research, and the new discoveries they’re making about how technology can help us to thrive at work and in our home lives.

Follow us on twitter @_e_worklife and @annacox_

Music credit: ScottHolmesMusic.com

Season 1 producer: Clare Casson

eWorkLife is powered by UCL Minds

Episode 1 transcript 

Hello and welcome to eWorkLife, the podcast where we talk about how technology can help us with our work and well being. Through conversations with scientists and others, we find out how we can make the most of our technology to get our work done, keep connected to others and support our physical and mental health.  

I’m your host, Anna Cox, Professor of Human Computer interaction at UCL in London. My guests on the podcast are experts who are breaking new ground in fields as diverse as psychology, technology design and artificial intelligence. They’ll be sharing their personal journeys as researchers talking about how they got to where they are, what they’ve learned along the way, as well as the secrets of their research and the new discoveries they’re making.  

In the first episode, I’ll be talking to Dr. Paulina Bondaronek about why we aren’t all fit and healthy when there are already over 300,000 Health apps available. I’ve got some other fantastic guests lined up too, including Dr Joe Newbold talking about how music can help us to sit less, move more and be more productive; and Professor Anne Blanford talking about her journey from rebellious teenager to digital health pioneer, designing technology to support people with long COVID. So if that sounds interesting, make sure you subscribe now so that you never miss an episode.