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Ruth MacDonald’s PhD explores how educators who work with infants conceptualise the important work of educating and caring for our youngest citizens. Her research investigates how early childhood educators balance the sometimes contradictory institutional, socio-cultural, and policy expectations o [...]
Zhaoxi (Caesar) Zheng’s research interests include sociology, health and illness, and early childhood education and care. Caesar’s project investigates young children’s everyday encounters with death, dying and loss through new materialist and post-humanist lenses. His project advo [...]
Dr Laetitia Coles has a strong interest in the work and care lives of parents, and the ways in which parents’ work and care intersects with their health and wellbeing. Laetita’s research interests have recently expanded to examining the role of children’s sleep within the family and the wa [...]
Dr Emma Cooke is a sociologist with expertise in the sociology of childhood and qualitative research, working in interdisciplinary teams. In her PhD thesis, Emma utilised a crystallization methodological framework to gain multifaceted insights into children’s relaxation and unrestful experienc [...]
Dr Leesa Costello’s areas of expertise include qualitative research methodologies; public health projects that utilise ethnographic, netnographic, and narrative techniques; social marketing and health communication; and early childhood education and care nutrition.
Leesa will contribute to the [...]
Associate Professor Cathrine Neilsen-Hewett’s current research focusses on quality early childhood education and care (ECEC) environments, integrated service delivery, and enhancing access to early childhood education and health services, particularly for those from vulnerable or disadvantaged bac [...]
Associate Professor Steven Howard’s research focusses on how to easily, accurately, and playfully pinpoint children’s developmental progress and needs in key foundational areas such as self-regulation and cognition. As Chief Investigator on the Educated and Healthy Child programs, Steven hopes t [...]
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