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Jessica Laraine Williams

Jessica Laraine Williams is a transdisciplinary researcher, visual artist, and writer. As a senior physiotherapist, she’s been working for over a decade in her health profession, including hospital, rehabilitation and management roles. She is now a specialist project consultant in digital heal [...]


Dr Kellie Vella

Dr Kellie Vella researches human-computer interactions with a focus on social, wellbeing, and sustainable contexts. She draws upon theories and methods across the humanities (social and motivational psychology, ethnography, participatory research, and co-design) to design and evaluate technologies, [...]


Dr Niamh Ní Bhroin

Niamh Ní Bhroin is a researcher at the Department of Media and Communication at the University of Oslo (‘IMK’). Her research investigates how digitalisation influences, and is shaped by, the everyday lives of children and young people. She currently coordinates the interdisciplinary Childr [...]


Dr Rys Farthing

Dr Rys Farthing is policy expert on children’s rights, especially around technology and disadvantage. Rys holds a DPhil from the University of Oxford where she was a Clarendon scholar, and a MSc from the London School of Economics and Political Science. She is currently the Director of Children [...]


Dr Louise Kay

Dr Louise Kay is a Partner Investigator on the ARC-funded Discovery Project focusing on children’s engagement with Internet connected toys. She has worked extensively on the MakEY project at the University of Sheffield. A key output from this project was the development of a Makerspace Learning As [...]


Dr Niels Kerssens

Niels Kerssens is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Media and Cultural Studies at Utrecht University. His research investigates the implications of platformization on education as a public good. As principal researcher, he leads the Special Interest Group (SIG) Platform [...]


Professor Andra Siibak

Andra Siibak is a Professor of Media Studies and Program Director of the Media and Communication doctoral program at the Institute of Social Studies, University of Tartu, Estonia. Her main field of research has to do with the opportunities and risks surrounding internet use, datafication of childhoo [...]


Dr Maggie Zgambo

As a Research Fellow for the Australian Children of the Digital Age Longitudinal Study, Maggie will specifically focus on associations between children’s digital technology use and health outcomes. Through this research, Maggie hopes to assist parents, children, educators and policymakers to navig [...]


Kristy Corser

Kristy Corser has worked widely across the education, technologies and transformation industries. Kristy was elected to represent QUT at the Beijing Normal University – Queensland University of Technology – University of Calgary Doctoral Forum at the University of Calgary, Canada while d [...]


Dr Cassandra Pattinson

Dr Cassandra Pattinson completed her PhD at QUT investigating the effect of sleep and light exposure on young children’s health and development. She has direct experience in the day-to-day conduct of longitudinal trials with Australian families, including recruitment, retention, assessments, and a [...]


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The Centre recognises that the examples we set in diversity and inclusion will support young children to respect and celebrate differences in all people. We embed diversity, inclusivity and equality into all aspects of the Centre’s activities and welcome all people regardless of race, ethnicity, social background, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation and national origin.