Orzech, Kathryn


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Personal profile


I am a postdoctoral resarcher on the Charting the Digital Lifespan project, a 5-university, EPSRC-funded exploration of digital personhood across the phyisical lifespan. My role is as the project ethnographer, capturing a snapshot of online life at three transition points in the physical lifespan: leaving secondary school, becoming a parent, and retiring from work.


PDRA Postdoctoral Fellow, Charting the Digital Lifespan Project (Dr Wendy Moncur P.I.)

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Arizona

Master of Arts, University of Arizona

Bachelor of Arts, College of William and Mary

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Research Output 2008 2018

Opportunities and challenges of the digital lifespan: views of service providers and citizens in the UK

Orzech, K. M., Moncur, W., Durrant, A. & Trujillo-Pisanty , D. 2018 In : Information, Communication and Society. 21, 1, p. 14-29 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
service provider
1 Citations

Rich pictures for stakeholder dialogue: A polyphonic picture book

Durrant, A. C., Kirk, D. S., Moncur, W., Orzech, K. M., Taylor, R. & Trujillo Pisanty, D. 2 Mar 2018 In : Design Studies.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access

Digital Photographic Practices as Expressions of Personhood and Identity: Variations Across School Leavers and Recent Retirees

Orzech, K., Moncur, W., Durrant, A., James, S. & Collomosse, J. 2017 In : Visual Studies. 32, 4, p. 313-328 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

young adult
social network
online media
1 Citations

Transitions in digital personhood: Making sense of online activity in early retirement

Durrant, A., Kirk, D., Trujillo-Pisanty , D., Moncur, W., Orzech, K., Schofield, T., Elsden, C. & Monk, A. 6 May 2017 CHI 2017: Proceedings of the 2017 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. New York: Association for Computing Machinery, p. 6398-6411 14 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access
early retirement
online service
14 Citations

Digital media use in the 2 h before bedtime is associated with sleep variables in university students

Orzech, K., Grandner, M., Roane, B. & Carskadon, M. Feb 2016 In : Computers in Human Behavior. 55, Part A, p. 43-50 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Digital storage
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Digital Media