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Sarsha Mennell

In 2023 I joined the Educated Curtin Node’s core projects: Young Children’s Creativity and Digital Scitech as a practitioner research assistant. 2022 I received a bursary from OMEP Australia (World Organisation for Early Childhood Education) for excellence in academic achievement and com [...]


Rebecca Spooner-Lane

Associate Professor Rebecca Spooner-Lane is an Educational Psychologist and has taught undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the area of child and adolescent development, educational counselling and trauma-informed education. Her research focuses on the use of data profiles in shaping children [...]


Valeska Berg

With the aim of supporting children’s healthy development in the digital world, Valeska is investigating the digital identity of children aged 0-8 on social networking sites. Valeska has developed the eFun app which measures executive functions and problem solving skills in primary school chil [...]


Dr John Davis

Dr John Davis is a proud Murri Ambae man. He is a Traditional Owner of the western sides of Bunya Bunya Mountains, Country we call Boobagarrn Ngumminge. “My people are Cobble Cobble kinnected to Warra and Dalby. We have links directly to the Barunggam and Wakka Wakka people”. John is passionate [...]


Professor Alice Bradbury

Alice Bradbury is Professor of Sociology of Education at IOE, UCL’s Faculty of Education and Society, University College London, and also Co-Director of the Helen Hamlyn Centre for Pedagogy (0-11 years, HHCP). She specialises in research on the impact of education policy on classroom practices and [...]


Belinda Johnston

Belinda was both working and volunteering in Montessori education for 11 years and is now the Business Support Officer for the Edith Cowan University node. Belinda brings to the Centre experience in administration, reception, retail, and finance. She has a passion for creative writing, has published [...]


Dr Catherine Archer

Dr Catherine Archer’s early research examined the way parents as social media influencers were monetising their work, and digitising their children, childhood and family life in new ways. As an Associate Investigator, Catherine will work with other researchers in fields related to social media [...]


Dr Ruth Wallace

Dr Ruth Wallace is a lecturer in the School of Medical and Health Sciences at Edith Cowan University and an expert in nutrition and early years education. As an Associate Investigator, Ruth hopes to that her work in the Centre will help embed important health literacy messages (i.e personal hygiene, [...]


Dr Luke Heemsbergen

Dr Luke Heemsbergen is an Associate Investigator whose project explores how augmented reality (AR) media socialise, and are socialised by, young children, including when these media are shared between parents and children. Luke hopes to make the bio-spatial surveillance required in AR visible to its [...]


Professor Amanda Devine

Professor Amanda Devine is the Associate Dean of Public Health & OHS at Edith Cowan University, and a lead in ECU’s strategic Nutrition & Health Innovation Research Institute. Amanda’s research has focused on high quality randomised controlled trials to better understand how diets affect [...]


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