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Dr Cassandra Pattinson completed her PhD at QUT investigating the effect of sleep and light exposure on young children’s health and development. She has direct experience in the day-to-day conduct of longitudinal trials with Australian families, including recruitment, retention, assessments, and a [...]
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 [...]
Dr Dwayne Mann is an early career researcher in biomedical engineering. His PhD bridged the gap between interventional physiology sleep studies and the clinical sleep environment by developing methods that estimate flow limitation and help further characterise obstructive sleep apnoea patient phenot [...]
As a paediatric nurse and an Associate Investigator in the Centre, Professor Evalotte Mörelius’s research focusses on developing and evaluating methods to prevent and decrease stress for children and their families. Evalotte’s research has a highly clinical, family-centered focus and in [...]
Dr Shannon Edmed’s research examines associations between digital technology supports (e.g., online tools, resources, and communities) and children’s mental health and wellbeing. Shannon’s work also focuses on the relationship between digital technology use and children’s sle [...]
Elahe Nikooharf Salehi’s PhD project explores the role of digital technology in the interplay between children’s physical health, sleep, and circadian rhythms. Elahe hopes to make a positive difference in children’s sleep and health.
Professor Simon Smith
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Janelle is particularly interested in exploring the impact of videogames on children, including research on how to harness game experiences that provide opportunities for enhancing wellbeing, as well as identifying methods to minimize negative videogame experiences. Janelle’s vision for the future [...]
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 [...]
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