Belinda was both working and volunteering in Montessori education for 11 years and is now the Business Support Officer for the Edith Cowan University node. Belinda brings to the Centre experience in administration, reception, retail, and finance. She has a passion for creative writing, has published [...]
Dr Catherine Archer’s early research examined the way parents as social media influencers were monetising their work, and digitising their children, childhood and family life in new ways. As an Associate Investigator, Catherine will work with other researchers in fields related to social media [...]
Dr Ruth Wallace is a lecturer in the School of Medical and Health Sciences at Edith Cowan University and an expert in nutrition and early years education. As an Associate Investigator, Ruth hopes to that her work in the Centre will help embed important health literacy messages (i.e personal hygiene, [...]
Professor Amanda Devine is the Associate Dean of Public Health & OHS at Edith Cowan University, and a lead in ECU’s strategic Nutrition & Health Innovation Research Institute. Amanda’s research has focused on high quality randomised controlled trials to better understand how diets affect [...]
Dr David Coall’s research focuses on the role of grandparents within families and the impact this has on the health and well-being of family members, including themselves. Over the past eight years, David has been involved in the largest study with grandparents who are raising their grandchild [...]
As a Research Fellow for the Australian Children of the Digital Age Longitudinal Study, Maggie will specifically focus on associations between children’s digital technology use and health outcomes. Through this research, Maggie hopes to assist parents, children, educators and policymakers to navig [...]
Helen holds a PhD from Edith Cowan University in which she investigated the use of culturally diverse literature to support principles of diversity in early years education. The outcomes and impact of her work have been published in internationally renowned journals garnering extensive international [...]
As a Research Fellow for the Longitudinal Family Cohort Study, Annemarie will specifically focus on associations between children’s digital technology use and health outcomes. Annemarie hopes this research will help parents, children, educators and policymakers to navigate the ever-changing and ev [...]
Dr Patricia (Trish) Collins’s research focuses on the relations between children’s personal values (i.e., motivational goals) and constructs such as social behaviour (e.g., prosocial, aggressive) and wellbeing (e.g., subjective wellbeing, self-esteem). Trish has also examined how children’s pe [...]
Emma Jayakumar is a Research Assistant on the ECU/Digital Child industry partner research project with LEGO Asia Pacific, Digital safety and citizenship roundtables: using consultation and creativity to engage stakeholders (children, policy influencers, industry). Emma will apply established qu [...]
The Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the Digital Child acknowledges the First Australian owners of the lands on where we gather and pay our respects to the Elders, lores, customs and creation spirits of this country.
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.