Dr Sarah Stearne

Dr Sarah Stearne is a Research Fellow on the Healthy Child program. Her background is in the area of biomechanics and she has worked with both athlete and clinical populations on understanding the mechanics and energetics of running. As part of the Digital Child team, Sarah aims to better understand the physical impacts children may experience when engaging with newer digital technologies, such as extended reality. Sarah hopes to help parents be better informed in navigating new digital technologies and how our children can use them in a healthy way.

Earliest digital memory
Going to my friend’s house on Saturday mornings and getting to watch Saturday Disney cartoons on the television, a channel I didn’t get reception to at home. We’re still friends 30+ years later.

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