Dr Sarah Healy’s research focusses on affect theory and learning environments, characterised by innovating methodology, sophisticated use of theory, and creative use of digital methods. Sarah’s thesis was awarded the 2019 PhD to Publication Postdoctoral Award by The University of Melbour [...]
Gavin Duffy’s doctoral thesis examines the lifecycle of educational apps, working with people throughout the chain, including developers, students, school staff, and parents. Gavin’s aim is to outline the different ways educational apps are seen by different actors, showing the mean [...]
Andy Zhao is a sociologist who is interested in studying and researching digital media, transnational mobility, young people, and the intersections of them. His doctoral thesis was an ethnographic study of how Chinese young migrants in Australia make sense of and use social media in their everyday l [...]
Professor Louise Paatsch’s research focuses on children’s and young people’s communication, language, pretend play, and literacy development, with a strong focus on metapragmatic and pragmatic language use and the link to social communication. She also investigates teachers’ talk [...]
Dr Maria Nicholas has an interest in literacy development in the pre-school years and early years of schooling, specialising in the learning, teaching and development of reading. Maria’s interests also include digital literacies, teaching approaches, and the role of mediation in child developm [...]
Loretta brings to her role more than eight years in the communications industry, having produced copywriting and editing work within a range of industries for both print and online media, including websites, online courses, member newsletters and articles/blogs. Her communications roles have stretch [...]
Dr Luci Pangrazio is an expert in datafication, young people’s digital and data literacies, and digital cultures. Her role as Chief Investigator in the Connected Child program focusses on the datafication of young children’s technology use – what data are being collected, how it’s being used [...]
Professor Catherine Beavis believes that the skilful use of good digital games can enable their powerful capacities to be used to complement and extend young children’s learning. As Chief Investigator in the Healthy and Educated programs, Catherine’s work focusses on how making and playing digit [...]
Professor Julian Sefton-Green has worked in many countries researching young people and family use of digital technology in everyday life. His research is mainly ethnographic, focussing on socially marginalised communities, social inequality and the powerful ways that people demonstrate ingenuity, c [...]
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