Professor Lisa Kervin

Professor Lisa Kervin is a researcher in language and literacy, specifically focussing on how children use technology to develop and practice digital literacies. She is also interested in how her research findings can be used by educators to build knowledge about how technology may be used to enhance classroom literacy experiences. As Co-Leader of the Educated Child program and Node Leader at the University of Wollongong (which includes the UOW Children’s Technology Play Space), Lisa guides how technologies may be used to support and promote meaningful childhood experiences.

Lisa brings to the Centre experience as Chief Investigator on seven ARC Discovery Projects involving children and digital technologies, including a project on adult-child interactions during digital experiences and how tablet technologies develop young children’s imaginative play. She is currently Research Director for Early Start and led the Play, Pedagogy and Curriculum research group since 2016. In 2016, Lisa was awarded an Australian Literacy Educator’s Association medal for services to literacy locally, nationally and internationally. She has published more than 70 journal articles and 30 book chapters.

Earliest digital memory
The excitement of using Unix to send email in my first year of uni to a friend in another state – the speed and ease of communication!

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