Associate Professor Cathrine Neilsen-Hewett’s current research focusses on quality early childhood education and care (ECEC) environments, integrated service delivery, and enhancing access to early childhood education and health services, particularly for those from vulnerable or disadvantaged bac [...]
Associate Professor Jessica Mantei has expertise in understanding early literacy teaching and learning across a range of educational settings, during transitions between and within those settings, and with a range of resources. Jessica’s research examines the development of proficiency in reading, [...]
Associate Professor Irina Verenikina’s expertise is in the field of sociocultural psychology and digital technologies, including digital play, social interaction and developmentally sound designs for digital applications for young children. Irina is a leader in an international community of resear [...]
Dr Myrto Mavilidi is a Research Fellow at Early Start and School of Education at the University of Wollongong. Myrto’s research is interdisciplinary, combining educational psychology, exercise and cognition, as well as educational technology. Her expertise is in the area of school-based interv [...]
Professor Sue Bennett is an internationally recognised expert, teacher and innovator in technology in education and society. Sue’s research work is known to challenge assumptions made about the impact and influence of digital technology on children and young people, made unique by her use of psych [...]
Dr Dylan Cliff’s research focuses on supporting children’s development and health through investigating movement behaviours such as physical activity, sedentary behaviour and use of electronic media. As Chief Investigator in the Healthy Child program and contributor to the Longitudinal Family St [...]
Associate Professor Steven Howard’s research focusses on how to easily, accurately, and playfully pinpoint children’s developmental progress and needs in key foundational areas such as self-regulation and cognition. As Chief Investigator on the Educated and Healthy Child programs, Steven hopes t [...]
Professor Lisa Kervin is a researcher in language and literacy, specifically focussing on how children use technology to develop and practice digital literacies. She is also interested in how her research findings can be used by educators to build knowledge about how technology may be used to enhanc [...]
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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.