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[ecrea] PhD Scholarship in the Internet of Toys

Thu Apr 19 09:46:41 GMT 2018

ARC PhD Scholarship in the Internet of Toys

The Internet of Toys: Benefits and risks of connected toys for children is an ARC funded research project being undertaken at the School of Arts and Humanities, Edith Cowan University, Mt Lawley.

The project has a PhD scholarship attached to it. We are now looking for interested applicants who can commence their PhD in Semester 2, 2018. The successful applicant will carry out research in conjunction with an international research team from Australia, Italy, UK and Belgium and be supervised by Professor Lelia Green and Senior Research Fellow Donell Holloway.

The research involves carrying out an ethnographic exploration of children’s use of connected toys, and discourse analyses of the commercial, regulatory and discursive environment in which these toys are designed, marketed, regulated and publically discussed.

Applicants should possess a background in communications, education or similar field and be prepared to carry out qualitative research with children aged 5 to 12 and their parents.

•          Amount: $28,000AU per year (tax free) stipend/living allowance and a possible $2,000 relocation allowance

•          Tenure: 3 years

•          Working With Children Check required before starting PhD

•          Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident visa or New Zealand citizen

•          Refereed reports highly recommended

•          Honours or Research Masters prerequisite – although research experience combined with lesser academic qualifications may also be considered if deemed to be equivalent.

Applications due, via email to (donell.holloway /at/ or ( /at/, by May 15, 2018.

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