Contemporary childhood and culture
Raising the Bar
My work on children’s voices incorporates modern childhood, including a historical perspective through my focus on medieval literature. I also consider the impact of stress on how we communicate, informed by the work of The Mehrit Centre.
This is me: Exploring how shared music expression with peers can support psychological wellbeing in autistic young adults
Co-Investigator with Grace Thompson and Susan Hayward). 2019. Creativity and Wellbeing Hallmark Research Initiative (CAWRI), seed funding scheme, University of Melbourne
For preliminary results, see:
"Gathering community perspectives to inform the design of autism-friendly music-making workshops for wellbeing"
International Journal of Wellbeing, 2020
This is me: Exploring how inclusive music workshops can support mental health and quality of life in autistic children
Co-investigator with Grace Thompson, Susan Hayward and Katrina Skewes McFerran) 2019. Melbourne Disability Initiative (MDI) Seed Funding Grant, University of Melbourne
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Improving the national conversation about childhood
I am committed to promoting awareness of holistic and inclusive frameworks for understanding all children's needs. This means understanding children through a sound framework of childhood development while recognising individual differences.
Op-Ed, The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald
August 4, 2019
For The Australian Childhood Foundation, Prosody Blog for Professionals.
Convened with Penelope Lee
Funded by the ARC Centre for Excellence for the History of Emotions, and supported by The Dax Centre
Hidden Stress and its Relationship to Trauma in Children -- Presentation, Australian Childhood Foundation Trauma Conference, 2018
Cathy Horder and Melissa Raine
An interview with two representatives of the Victorian Student Representative Council for National Youth Week 2016.
This blog about children, emotions and the school environment discusses the Japanese documentary Children Full of Life. I wrote this blog after watching the documentary as part of the Foundations course at the Mehrit Centre.
A description of and the rationale for the Children's Voices in Contemporary Australia Symposium