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DICE Team

RACHEL BUCHANAN

Maree Gruppetta

Dr Rachel Buchanan (School of Education) is an experienced qualitative researcher who uses critical interdisciplinary social theory to investigate the use of educational technology and how this impacts upon the practice, education and identities of educators and students.

Associate Professor Maree Gruppetta (Wollotuka Institute) is a Guyinbaraay woman and expert in Indigenous education and research. She has an extensive track record in developing culturally appropriate education, in both schools and universities.

JILL SCEVAK

SHAMUS SMITH

Dr Jill Scevak (School of Education) is an educational psychologist with an interest in applying learning theory to different groups of students. Scevak has expertise in quantitative research design and analysis.

Dr Shamus Smith (School of Electrical Engineering and Computing) specializes in virtual environments and human-computer interaction. Smith's interdisciplinary research explores how advanced interactive technologies and gamification can be applied to real-world problems.

ERICA SOUTHGATE

Associate Professor Erica Southgate (School of Education) is an expert in qualitative research and has published widely in the area of equity, education and health. Southgate has developed videos, apps and serious games for literacy improvement.

DICE Research Associates

Ross Bille (Computing, University of Newcastle)
Hayden Cheers (Computing, University of Newcastle)
Jessica Dennis (Psychology, University of Newcastle)
Dan Hickmott (Education, University of Newcastle)
Richard Langridge (Computing, University of Newcastle)
Tiana Murray (Education, University of Newcastle)
Brittany Noble (Education, University of Newcastle)
Liz Stephens (Education, University of Newcastle)