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Full Name: 
Megan McLaren
Academic Role: 
Masters Student
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Megan completed her Honours in Information Systems part-time through UCT whilst working as an IT Business Analyst. Her Honours topic focused on Gamification and earned her the class medal, the Keswick Award for Lucid Writing and the EY medal for Best Technical Report. She is currently enrolled as a fulltime Masters student within the iComms research unit within the Information Systems department.

Research Project / Interests: 

Megan's research topic is exploring the potential of gamification to crowd-source citizens for biodiversity monitoring projects. She is passionate about figuring out how best to make use of technology to conserve the natural environment, persuasive design and motivation, and citizen engagement.