Libby Hunt, M.A. is the Research Manager at the Digital Wellness Lab. Libby holds a B.A. in English Literature with a minor in Studio Art from Wheaton College (MA) and a Master of Arts in Child Study and Human Development from Tufts University. Prior to joining the Digital Wellness Lab, Libby worked in a range of industries, from law to facilities administration, and her passion for child development was fostered through continuing education courses in psychology and volunteer work with Horizons for Homeless Children. While completing her graduate degree she worked as a research assistant for two groups: the Children’s Television Project (CTV), exploring the racial/ethnic demographics of children’s animated television, and the DevTech Research Group, where she researched the ways coding and robotics curricula could be used to foster positive social behaviors in kindergarten classrooms. She also was an intern at the Center on Media and Child Health, where she created a glossary of media, health, and technology terms and aided in the creation of other resources for parents.
Libby joined the Digital Wellness Lab in June of 2021, where she continues to pursue her interest in the nuances of new technologies and how they impact children and adolescents’ social and emotional development. As Research Manager, Libby works directly with Dr. David Bickham through each stage of the research process, from early conceptualization to implementation to analysis and reporting of findings. She coordinates the Lab’s various research projects managing the IRB process, overseeing data collection, serving as a liaison with collaborators outside the Lab, and working closely with work-study students and interns.