- PhD student
- Curtin University
Sinead is currently investigating the digital technologies young children are engaging with, and how parents and educators can best manage children’s active learning with these technologies while staying safe online. She also seeks to understand if a correlation exists between technology use in early years centres and technology use in the family home.
Sinead’s aim is to use the knowledge gained through her PhD research and apply it to a broader national context, addressing some of the gaps that are becoming evident, especially through interviews with early years centre directors. Her vision is for each and every Australian child to have a balanced and safe access to online accessible digital devices in both their home and education contexts.
Associate Professor Karen Murcia and Professor Tama Leaver
Earliest digital memory
Pressing my Tamagotchi buttons at a million miles an hour to feed and look after my ‘digital pet’.