Associate Professor Kate Thompson’s research focusses on using data (including the role of visualisations) for evidence-informed decision making as well as designing interactive resources for learning. Kate hopes to be able to help people to engage with research to help them make informed deci [...]
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 [...]
Dr Bernd Ploderer is an expert in the field of Human-Computer Interaction for health and wellbeing. He leads the Digital Wellbeing Lab at QUT, which investigates how young adults, families and children balance technologies in their lives, and how we can design new technologies that help them to reac [...]
Chimi Om’s PhD project aims to understand how digital technology orients children toward both indoor and outdoor play. Through ethnographic and co-design research with children, Chimi hopes to develop a framework of understanding of orientation to outdoor play and co-design tools to expand chi [...]
Tammy White’s PhD research considers how digital media literacy pedagogy is approached during early childhood education. Specifically, she is interested in understanding the links between digital device usage and the development of critical media literacies that enable young children to successful [...]
Professor Kerryann Walsh conducts research in the interdisciplinary field of child maltreatment prevention, including online safety. Kerryann is an investigator on the eSafety Online Safety Grants project, Adapting Common Sense Media’s Digital Citizenship resources for impactful eSafety education [...]
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 [...]
Elizabeth Pink is a Research Assistant on the Digital Citizenship Curriculum Project, led by Professor Michael Dezuanni and funded by the Office of the eSafety Commissioner. Liz hopes to contribute to research that makes a positive difference in the lives and education of children, and contributes [...]
Aleesha Rodriguez is an experienced researcher in the fields of digital media communication and science and technology studies (STS). As a Research Fellow, Aleesha will be researching everyday understandings of and practices with children’s Internet experiences for the purpose of proposing new pos [...]
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 [...]
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