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Dr Kellie Vella researches human-computer interactions with a focus on social, wellbeing, and sustainable contexts. She draws upon theories and methods across the humanities (social and motivational psychology, ethnography, participatory research, and co-design) to design and evaluate technologies, [...]
Dr Amanda Levido’s research focusses on what media literacy looks like in the early years, in both school and care settings, particularly as children engage creatively with new media digital technologies. Amanda will consider what critical understandings of the media children develop as they p [...]
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 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 [...]
Rebecca’s research project examines the influence of mobile touch screen device use (smartphones and tablet computers) on parent-child attachment and child development. She recently published her first paper as a lead author in Ergonomics on the associations of mobile touch screen device use w [...]
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