Michelle Cook’s PhD (Integrated) navigates the literature surrounding children’s citizenship and rights in relation to the data they create when connecting with digital technologies. Michelle hopes to improve and acknowledge children’s agency, vulnerability and voice as participato [...]
Dr Tiffani Apps is an early career researcher in the School of Education at the University of Wollongong. Tiffani has an interest in the ways that children’s lives intersect with digital platforms, including the impacts platforms have on children, teachers, parents, schools and school systems. Her [...]
Dr Karley Beckman’s research explores children, young people and adult learners’ technology practice through a sociological framing to critically engage with issues of digital inequality, digital literacy and toward developing a theoretically informed understanding of the place of technology [...]
Dr Jade Burley was a PhD candidate on The Preschool Activity, Technology, Health, Adiposity, Behaviour and Cognition (PATH-ABC) study. Her PhD specifically examined the influence of electronic media use and physical activity on cognitive and psychosocial development in preschool children across the [...]
Natalie Day is working on a systematic literature review that seeks to explore the use of assistive technologies that support children in early learning contexts. She hopes to contribute to research and discussions that inspire the use of digitial technology in children’s education and play, e [...]
Brodie brings to the Centre 10 years’ experience working in the public health sector in government and non-government organisations, including health promotion and education in the fields of women’s health, aged care, youth mental health, food security and sustainability, and physical activity. [...]
Dr Rebecca Ng completed a PhD in inclusive education working with autistic children to understand how they socialise within differentiated spaces. This research involved creative ways to engage children in research through participatory design. She is also part of a cross-university research project [...]
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 [...]
As Business Support Officer, Dr Clara Rivera is the ‘first point of contact’ for the University of Wollongong (UOW) node. Clara brings to the Centre more than 5 years’ experience as Project Officer to an ARC Discovery project and other related research on children’s digital play. Her PhD pro [...]
Lisa’s PhD research explores the use of digital tools and creativity in literacy learning for students ages 5-13. Working with children as co-researchers, she hopes that her work will provide insight into how children use digital tools to share meaning. Lisa brings her experience as a middle y [...]
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