Dr Luke Heemsbergen is an Associate Investigator whose project explores how augmented reality (AR) media socialise, and are socialised by, young children, including when these media are shared between parents and children. Luke hopes to make the bio-spatial surveillance required in AR visible to its [...]
Dr Ines Vitorino Sampaio is a sociologist of media and culture. She co-founded and co-directs the Childhood, Youth and Media Relations Research Lab (LabGRIM) at the Federal University of Ceara (UFC) and since 2020 is a Faculty Associate at the Berkman Klein Center at Harvard University. Ines’ rese [...]
Dinusha Bandara’s PhD project seeks to provide a better understanding of digital childhoods and datafication of migrant families. Employing a mixed methods approach, she amplifies the voices of these families, shedding light on their everyday use of digital technologies and data practices. She wil [...]
With special attention to equity implications, as an Associate Investigator at the Centre, Dr Tebeje Molla will investigate how African heritage families view and manage their children’s everyday digital engagement and learning. The project will be informed by an educational engagement frame [...]
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 [...]
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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.