Helen holds a PhD from Edith Cowan University in which she investigated the use of culturally diverse literature to support principles of diversity in early years education. The outcomes and impact of her work have been published in internationally renowned journals garnering extensive international [...]
Dr Patricia (Trish) Collins’s research focuses on the relations between children’s personal values (i.e., motivational goals) and constructs such as social behaviour (e.g., prosocial, aggressive) and wellbeing (e.g., subjective wellbeing, self-esteem). Trish has also examined how children’s pe [...]
As a paediatric nurse and an Associate Investigator in the Centre, Professor Evalotte Mörelius’s research focusses on developing and evaluating methods to prevent and decrease stress for children and their families. Evalotte’s research has a highly clinical, family-centered focus and in [...]
As Associate Investigator, Dr Shantha Karthigesu is currently scoping literature on cultural preservation and relationships between grandparents and grandchildren who communicate primarly via digital technology. Shantha hopes to bring to light the importance of digital technology in keeping the cult [...]
Associate Professor Lennie Barblett’s research focusses on curriculum development, pedagogy and pedagogical leadership for effective early childhood education that is accessible to all Australian children and their families. Embedded in this is her interest in the role digital technologies play in [...]
Professor Lisa Whitehead’s research experience over the past 23 years has centred on improving health outcomes for people living with chronic conditions, self-management interventions and working with families to support the management of chronic conditions. Engagement with clinicians and cond [...]
Dr Pauline Roberts investigates the use of digital technologies by parents when they visit the library with their young children and the role of the librarian through this, with the aim to further explore this connection with early learning centres. Pauline hopes that her work in the Centre will hel [...]
Ros Sambell is a lecturer and researcher in the School of Medical and Health Sciences at Edith Cowan University (ECU), with expertise in nutrition and food provision in the early childhood education and care (ECEC) sector and an interest in sustainable food systems, including regenerative agricultur [...]
Fiona Boylan recently completed her PhD titled Mindsets matter: Early childhood teacher perceptions of mindset, with a design based research project which developed principles to support early childhood educators to nurture a growth mindset in students. Fiona will contribute to the Educated Child pr [...]
Associate Professor Diana Arabiat’s research focuses on understanding the child and family experience of chronic illness and factors impacting child’s health and early development. Diana’s work seeks to explore ways in which interactive digital technologies impacts children’s development [...]
The Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the Digital Child acknowledges the First Australian owners of the lands on where we gather and pay our respects to the Elders, lores, customs and creation spirits of this country.
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.