Jessica Laraine Williams is a transdisciplinary researcher, visual artist, and writer. As a senior physiotherapist, she’s been working for over a decade in her health profession, including hospital, rehabilitation and management roles. She is now a specialist project consultant in digital heal [...]
Marina’s PhD project applies a mixed methods approach to investigate the ways in which screen use and nature exposure interact with family dynamics to influence parent/child health outcomes and relational wellbeing. It is envisioned that Marina’s research will assist in the development of innova [...]
Dr Romaine Logere is a design researcher whose work analyses transdisciplinary practice, with a specific focus on difference and experiential phenomena. As a Research Fellow, Romaine supports the ARC Centre of Excellence for the Digital Child’s culture of transdisciplinary engagement. Through her [...]
Dr Eve Mayes’s research focusses on children’s development of activist sensibilities in digital worlds and in intergenerational relations. Through her work with the Centre, Eve hopes to play a small role in shifting attitudes towards children and childhood beyond deficit discourses, towards [...]
Dr Celine Chu’s research focusses on aspects of digital play, and how digital play supports children’s language and literacy learning. Celine hopes to contribute knowledge to improving children’s meaningful experiences of digital play, as well as parents’ involvement with their c [...]
Dr Annamária Neag is a civically minded researcher and lecturer, with over five years of experience teaching courses on undergraduate and postgraduate levels in Europe and Asia. She received a prestigious EU-funded Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship, through which she researched the li [...]
Sumudu Mallawaarachchi’s PhD thesis seeks to provide better insights into the context of naturalistic smartphone and tablet use in young children in their everyday lives. Using a mixed-methods approach, Sumudu will investigate the multiple influences of child characteristics, parent perception [...]
Dr Jane Mavoa recently completed her PhD on children’s digital play, with a focus on the game Minecraft. Jane’s project looked at the way that adults frame digital play within discourses of ‘screen time’ and education. It also provided detailed descriptions of what 6-8-year-o [...]
Dr Sharon Horwood’s research focusses on the impacts of problematic technology use on health and wellbeing across the lifespan. Sharon’s work in the Centre will examine early childhood digital technology use from the perspectives of the parent, the child, and the digital environment, wit [...]
Dr Kate Mannell is a media studies researcher whose work analyses the design, governance, and use of digital platforms, with particular focus on understanding the role of technologies in everyday life and the practices people use to regulate or resist their use. As a Research Fellow, Kate will contr [...]
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.