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Making friends on a research trip to Australia

Hello! I am Fiona Scott, a Researcher in the School of Education, University of Sheffield, UK.

I have been working as a researcher in a range of academic and non-academic settings for the past ten years. For the past six years, I have been researching and teaching in an academic context. My research and teaching interests fall largely into the categories of: early childhood; critical developmental psychology; digital literacies and research methods.

I have also worked for and with a range of non-academic organisations including CBeebies. This site contains information about my research interests and projects and includes a blog on my travels, activities and ideas. You can see further information about me, and a complete list of my publications.

I am currently taking eight months out from my PhD to undertake a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship researching preschool children and their use of Makerspaces. I am also close to completing an ESRC-funded PhD project researching preschool children and their engagement with television and related media. I am interested in incorporating disparate approaches to the topic: psychological; cultural/media studies; and literacy studies. My research interests include: early childhood; television and related media; critical psychology; multimodality; social class; and qualitative research methods.

My past academic research concerned public perceptions of, and responses to, energy generating technologies and home energy efficiency interventions. Prior to academic life, I had a research career within social research and commercial settings, covering diverse topics including public engagement with arts and culture and evaluations and action research in the learning and skills sector.

You can find me on twitter as @_FionaScott or online: