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Professor Grace Sarra is an academic and researcher at Queensland University of Technology. She is of Aboriginal heritage (Bindal and Birriah clans of the Birrigubba nation) and Torres Strait Islander heritage (Mauar, Stephen and Murray Islands). She has more than 30 years of experience in teaching [...]
Anna Loeffler’s research focusses on early childhood sleep and associated social-emotional outcomes. Her PhD project aims to develop an integrated, theoretical model of sleep consolidation transitioning as well as an index of sleep consolidation in hope of providing a better understanding of n [...]
Emily Westwood’s PhD examines the significance of light in childhood health and behaviour. In 2021, Emily was awarded a prestigious Fullbright Future Postgraduate Scholarship to work with research leaders in sleep and development at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Emily hopes her work wit [...]
Dr Kelly Johnston’s research focuses on digital technology in early childhood and how it is integrated in play-based pedagogies as well as in everyday life experiences. Kelly has expertise in qualitative research methods, including approaches that position participants as co-researchers. Kelly has [...]
Kate Lewis is a PhD scholarship holder at the University of Wollongong whose work is linked to the ARC Discovery Project Quality in adult-child interactions during digital experiences. Her PhD work aims to understand how young children use digital technologies within the sociocultural context of the [...]
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