I'm a postdoctoral researcher working on a number of exciting projects related to media studies. I finished my PhD in 2021. My PhD research was a mix of quantitative and qualitative work about how children play Minecraft and what adults think about Minecraft and other digital game play.
I'm really interested in the ways that children's screen time and gameplay is talked about by adults and how this sometimes seems detached from what children actually do when they're playing digital games.
I'm passionate about children's right to play (for its own sake - not only because it's good for them!) and working towards ensuring that digital/online play spaces are safe, accessible AND fun for children.
Since completing my PhD I've worked as a Research Assistant on a range of projects including:
Investigating Data in the Home (part of Dr Luci Pangrazio's
Understanding the Appeal of 'Life Sim' Games
On this site you'll find my academic publications and media articles.