A collection of resources to provide you with further information and learning opportunities.


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Top Tips for Tech Balance & Digital Wellness
Tips for making mindful choices and improving interactions with technology.

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Top Tips for Taking Time Out
Tips for how women can make more guilt-free self-care room in their lives, in particular with our always-on lifestyles.

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DE Presentations & Videos

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Top Tips for Tech Balance & Digital Wellness
Presentation + Video

Tips and tricks to help with understanding technology consumption, balancing technology needs, and practices for conscious and mindful lifelong healthy habits and digital boundaries to thrive online in our always-on digital culture.

Finding Balance with Technology in our Always-On Culture
Presentation + Video

Explaining concepts around cyberpsychology, digital wellness, and (my term) digital equilibrium.

How Your Data Can Be Used Against You
Presentation + Video

Offering solutions to help attendees understand how our digital trails are created and some of the things we can do to alleviate the harm, including how we can pause, consider, and decide to make lifelong healthy digital habits.

Introduction to Digital Wellbeing & Digital Equilibrium
Presentation + Video + Handout

This provides an introduction to Digital Wellbeing, Digital Equilibrium (my term), Digital Flourishing and tips and tricks on how to attain Digital Equilibrium.

OCURA2020 Presentation on Preschoolers and their Engagement with Social Robots
Presentation + Video + PDF

For my honours thesis, I looked at a humanoid social robot (NAO) and how preschoolers interacted with them vs a human instructor.
This presentation as part of OCURA2020 won Best in Session.
The PDF link provides a visual of the findings.
The thesis is in the process of being published and I will share the link when finalised.

NAO the humanoid social robot

Here’s NAO (pronounced “Now”) a humanoid (human-like) social robot I’m working with for my honours research project. We will measure if there are any differences between the way preschoolers interact and engage with a social robot (NAO) instructor vs a human instructor. In this this video you can see the type of interactions – verbal and non-verbal – that we will measure.

Is Twitter an Effective Tool for Communicating Research Findings in Psychology?
Presentation + Video

For my honours thesis, I looked at a humanoid social robot (NAO) and how preschoolers interacted with them vs a human instructor.
This presentation as part of OCURA2020 won Best in Session.
The PDF link provides a visual of the findings.
The thesis is in the process of being published and I will share the link when finalised.

How to Stay on Top of World Events without Facebook

The main part to take from the video is to use Mailing Lists and more in-depth articles, research, and long-reads. Look at moving beyond your News Feeds and the amplification of your beliefs via various echo chambers online.

Mastering Online Etiquette Course
Video Playlist

This course is for people who want to learn the best practices to conduct themselves in the best way online. For your clients and customers, or shining the best light for your family and friends, learn the skills necessary to thrive online.

Podcasts, Panels, & Interviews

Podcast Interview March 2021
Aussie Ambitions Podcast with Scott Springer
Episode 36: Digital Wellness Educator, Leigh-Chantelle

Listen on iTunes, Listen Notes, PlayerFM, Spotify, YouTube

Seminar Panel November 2020
Griffith University’s School of Applied Psychology
SoAP Box Seminar: A reflection on teaching Applied Psychology for 30 years and what lies ahead

Watch on YouTube

Written Interview October 2020
Griffith University Health Check
A Stepping Stone to a Career in Cyberpsychology

Read on Griffith University website

Podcast Interview August 2020
Relate Podcast with Patrick McAndrew
Episode 116: Digital Wellness Educator, Leigh-Chantelle

Listen on Anchor, Apple, Podbay, PodBean, Spotify, Stitcher, and others

Related Websites

Humane Technology Australia
Bringing the ongoing global discussion on how technology is impacting society into an Australian context.
Reset Australia
The Australian affiliate of Reset, the global initiative working to counter digital threats to democracy.
Australian Strategic Policy Institute
ASPI is an independent, non-partisan think tank that produces expert and timely advice for Australia’s strategic and defence leaders.
Digital Rights Watch
Digital Rights Watch exists to ensure fairness, freedoms and fundamental rights for all people who engage in the digital world.
Center for Humane Technology (CHT)
Their mission is to drive a comprehensive shift toward humane technology that supports our well-being, democracy and shared information environment.
The Social Dilemma
This documentary-drama hybrid reveals how social media is reprogramming civilization with tech experts sounding the alarm on their own creations.
Data & Society
Producing original research on topics including AI and automation, the impact of technology on labor and health, and online disinformation.
Common Sense Media
Improving the lives of all kids and families by providing the trustworthy information, education, and independent voice they need to thrive in the 21st century.
Electronic Frontier Foundation
Nonprofit defending digital privacy, free speech, and innovation.
Electronic Privacy Information Center
Established to focus public attention on emerging privacy and civil liberties issues in the information age.
Ranking Digital Rights
Works to promote freedom of expression and privacy on the internet by creating global standards and incentives for companies to respect and protect users’ rights.
Word Wide Web Foundation
An independent, international organisation fighting for digital equality.
A dynamic “think-and-do” tank that powers the movement for a just, inclusive, multiracial democracy.
Big Brother Watch UK
A UK civil liberties campaign group fighting for a free future.
Everything in Moderation newsletter
A weekly newsletter about the policies, products, platforms and people shaping content moderation, now and in the future.
The Global Network on Extremism and Technology (GNET)
The academic research arm of the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism (GIFCT) and aims to better understand the ways in which terrorists use technology.

Recommended Reading

Reviews on my favourite technology, psychology or cyberpsychology books:


Targeted: My Inside Story of Cambridge Analytica and How Trump, BREXIT and Facebook Broke Democracy by Brittany Kaiser (who runs DATA (Digital Asset Trade Association) and Own Your Data).
This book combines some of my favourite things: technology, psychology, politics, and the consequences for society when these things are combined by people who don’t have the best motives.


The Psychology of Social Media by Ciaran McMahon
Ciaran Mc Mahon is a historian, and philosopher of psychology, whose research interests lie at the intersection of psychology and technology, including cybersecurity and social media.

The Death of the Gods: The New Global Power Grab by Carl Miller (Research Director of the Centre for the Analysis of Social Media (CASM) at UK think-tank Demos).
This book is a thorough justification for the concerns myself, Carl and others have with technology undermining our privacy, politics, and above all, power. As Carl says, Power is more available, but that doesn’t mean it’s more equal.

The People vs Tech: How the Internet is Killing Democracy by Jamie Bartlett (Director of the Centre for the Analysis of Social Media at UK think-tank Demos).
In this book Jamie urges that people and our elected officials need to think outside the square, and get the balance right between control and freedom.

Generation Me by Jean M. Twenge (has a PhD in personality psychology).
This book will help you work out just “why today’s young Americans are more confident, assertive, entitled – and more miserable than ever before.”

Future Crimes: Inside the Digital Underground and the Battle for Our Connected World by Marc Goodman
About the adverse effects of technology, on us and the world around us. Motto: when everything is connected, those who do not understand the technologies are more than vulnerable. We might use the Internet or social media in good faith, but the data and digital traces we leave can be used by others for many ulterior motives.

Pinpoint: How GPS is changing technology, culture, and our minds by Greg Milner
I wanted to read this because of his oft-quoted chapter Death by GPS which speaks about the way it may be altering human cognition and even rearranging the grey matter in our heads. We’re using technology to TELL us where to go, but have no real concept of HOW to get somewhere, or any awareness of what (and who) is around us.

Future Research

As of February 2021, Leigh-Chantelle is undertaking her PhD on autonomous vehicles and blockchain technologies. You can READ her original proposal (September 2020) here. She is a PhD research candidate of the Cities Research Institute and Institute for Integrated and Intelligence Systems
Leigh-Chantelle is also a Sessional Tutor for undergraduate students at Griffith University in the following subjects: Interpersonal Skills (Trimester 1); Positive Psychology (Trimester 2); Group Facilitation and Coaching Skills (Trimester 2).