Dr Louise Kay is a Partner Investigator on the ARC-funded Discovery Project focusing on children’s engagement with Internet connected toys. She has worked extensively on the MakEY project at the University of Sheffield. A key output from this project was the development of a Makerspace Learning As [...]
Dr Madeleine Dobson is a part of the Thoughtful Schools project which explores trauma-informed pedagogies in Western Australian schools. She has undertaken research focusing on the image of the child and how children are conceptualised across contexts, including their representation by adults on Ins [...]
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 [...]
Kim Maslin is an experienced digital technologies educator and children’s cyber safety author. Her PhD project focuses on how to facilitate children’s creativity through STEM activities in online learning environments. With the knowledge gained through her PhD research, Kim hopes to address some [...]
Associate Professor Maryanne Theobald is an interaction analyst who applies the interactional approaches of ethnomethodology and conversation analysis to study children’s experiences such as disputes and friendships in the home, school, playground; interactions with digital technologies and in mul [...]
Naomi Fillmore’s PhD research looks at the role of language in early education policy and practice, using a mixed methods approach to examine complex questions in linguistically, culturally, and racially diverse early childhood and primary school settings. This research includes exploring how tech [...]
Dr Sandy Houen’s research focusses on early childhood education quality and its impact on children’s lifelong trajectories. Sandy’s expertise is in qualitative research approaches, such as conversation analysis, with a key focus on data collection methods that include interviews with child [...]
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 [...]
Professor Jackie Marsh is internationally recognised in the field of young children’s digital literacy practices in homes, communities and schools, with a focus on children aged from birth to eight. Jackie has conducted research projects that have explored children’s access to new technologi [...]
Associate Professor Sonia White is an expert in cognitive neuroscience (EEG) and eye tracking research methods. Sonia’s research is distinctly transdisciplinary and translational – she conducts both experimental and classroom-based research with multidisciplinary teams that helps education and h [...]
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