Dr Tracii Ryan is a Research Fellow in the Faculty of Education at Monash University. With a background in psychology, Tracii’s research interests broadly relate to the motivations and outcomes associated with new media use.
Tracii’s PhD thesis presented a mixed methods exploration of Facebook addiction, focusing primarily on potential pathways and symptoms. She has also presented and published research relating to:
- Individual differences and preferences for social media use
- The risks and benefits of social media use
- Uses and gratifications of social media
- Online research methods
- The use of virtual worlds in higher education
Tracii’s current research interests relate to the social outcomes of social media use, and how technology can be used to enhance assessment feedback.