Associate Professor Susan Blackley is a specialist teacher and scholar in mathematics education and professional studies. Susan’s research covers digital pedagogies, teacher identity, digital portfolios, and STEM education. At the Centre, Susan will work in conjunction with SciTech, with t [...]
Rebecca’s research project examines the influence of mobile touch screen device use (smartphones and tablet computers) on parent-child attachment and child development. She recently published her first paper as a lead author in Ergonomics on the associations of mobile touch screen device use w [...]
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 ea [...]
Professor Andrew Rohl is a leading expert in the application of supercomputing and computer simulation technologies in materials chemistry. In 2004, Andrew became the Executive Director of iVEC and developed a successful partnership across five institutions to provide major advanced computing facili [...]
Associate Professor Amity Campbell specialises in movement analysis, advanced biomechanics and the application of measurement technologies to understand health pathologies and outcomes, including laboratory-based systems and state-of-the-art field-based sensor systems. Amity will apply her unique sk [...]
Katie Fielding’s PhD project examines how the attitudes and beliefs of caregivers and educators impact the way children use digital technologies for creativity. Katie hopes her research will give us a better sense of the ways that digital technologies can be part of a toolkit of resources to help [...]
Associate Professor Courtenay Harris is a researcher in occupational therapy, with a focus on child-related ergonomics. Courtenay will contribute to projects in the Healthy Child program, investigating family and community perceptions about digital technology use by young children and the impact of [...]
Professor Tama Leaver is a recognised expert in online communication and media, with specific research interests in social media, big data, privacy, surveillance and agency, mobile gaming, and the changing landscape of media distribution. As Chief Investigator in the Connected and Educated Child pro [...]
Associate Professor Karen Murcia is a STEM education researcher with expertise in the early years of children’s development. Her research focuses on how digitally aware children engage with science and mathematics, and the impact of technology integration on motivation and approaches to learning. [...]
John Curtin Distinguished Professor Leon Straker is an international leader in research on technology use and its implications for children’s physical wellbeing. As Co-Leader of the Healthy Child program, Leon hopes that his transdisciplinary expertise will contribute to enhanced understanding [...]
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