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David McInnis (Culture and Communication)

Research Interests / Expertise

  • Early modern drama (theatre history, lost plays)
  • Early modern literature (travel writing)
  • Shakespeare

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  • Introduction: Understanding the Early Modern Journeying Play
  • EVIDENCE OF A LOST TARLTON PLAY, C.1585, PROBABLY FOR THE QUEEN'S MEN

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Anne McLaren (Asia Institute)

Research Interests / Expertise

  • Chinese literature, popular narratives and oral traditions, folk culture (Chinese traditional popular culture and literature, the history of the book in China, the oral and ritual performances of Chinese women)

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  • email:a.mclaren@unimelb.edu.au


Martin Gibbs (Computing and Information Systems)

Research Interests / Expertise

  • Sociology of Recreational and Domestic Uses of Information Technology

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  • Cooperating to compete: The mutuality of cooperation and competition in boardgame play
  • Finding Time for Tabletop: Board Game Play and Parenting
  • What can we learn from eye tracking boardgame play?
  • Ruthlessness as a Hyper-Social form of Play
  • A Magic Box for understanding intergenerational play
  • Proximity-Based Chat in a First Person Shooter: Using A Novel Voice Communication System for Online Play
  • Designing mediated combat play
  • I wish we could get together: Exploring intergenerational play across a distance via a 'magic box'
  • Avatars, characters, players and users: Multiple identities at/in play
  • Children and Minecraft: A survey of children's digital play
  • eSports in EVE Online: Skullduggery, Fair Play and Acceptability in an Unbounded Competition
  • Come play with me: designing technologies for intergenerational play
  • The Magic Box and Collage: Responding to the challenge of distributed intergenerational play
  • Why Young Children Don’t Play: Parents’ Accounts of Non-engagement with Digital Games
  • Beyond Addiction: Positive and Negative Parent Perceptions of Minecraft Play
  • Computer supported cooperative play:"third places" and online videogames
  • Voice in Virtual Worlds: The Design, Use, and Influence of Voice Chat in Online Play
  • Exploring intergenerational Play Across a Distance Using Cultural Probes
  • Design Influence on Social Play in Distributed Exertion Games
  • Towards understanding how to design for social play in exertion games

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  • phone: +61 3 83441394
  • email:martin.gibbs@unimelb.edu.au


Grace Thompson (Melbourne Conservatorium of Music)

Research Interests / Expertise

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (Social communication)
  • Disability (Children and young people with disability)
  • Families and Children (Parent-child relationship)
  • Music Therapy (Children with developmental disabilities)

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  • The role of music-based parent-child play activities in supporting social engagement with children on the autism spectrum: A content analysis of parent interviews
  • Dramatic role play within improvisational music therapy: Joey’s story.

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  • Musical-play: Optimising social engagement in young children with special needs.

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Frank Vetere (Engineering|Computing and Information Systems)

Research Interests / Expertise

  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Interaction design
  • Social Computing
  • Usability Engineering

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  • Exploring intergenerational Play Across a Distance Using Cultural Probes
  • Towards understanding how to design for social play in exertion games
  • A Magic Box for understanding intergenerational play
  • The Magic Box and Collage: Responding to the challenge of distributed intergenerational play
  • Designing mediated combat play
  • Design Influence on Social Play in Distributed Exertion Games
  • Virtual Box: Supporting mediated family intimacy through virtual and physical play
  • 'You do the math': Mathletics and the play of online learning
  • Happy coincidences in designing for social connectedness and play through opportunistic image capture
  • Come play with me: designing technologies for intergenerational play
  • I wish we could get together: Exploring intergenerational play across a distance via a 'magic box'

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June Factor (Historical and Philosophical Studies)

Research Interests / Expertise

  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Interaction design
  • Social Computing
  • Usability Engineering

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  • Tree stumps, manhole covers and rubbish tins - The invisible play-lines of a primary school playground
  • Child's Play
  • Fragments of Children's Play in Colonial Australia
  • Verbal Play - Flexibility, Invention and Experiment
  • Out to play: the middle years of childhood
  • Children and play in the Holocaust
  • “It’s only play if you get to choose”: children’s perceptions of play, and adult interventions
  • Child's Play: Dorothy Howard and the Folklore of Australian Children
  • Play and Folklore: 30 Years Young
  • Books worth (re)readingShocking, Shocking, Shocking: Improper Play Rhymes of Australian Children, compiled by Wendy Lowenstein, Prahran (1974)

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  • email:j.factor@unimelb.edu.au


Kate Darian-Smith (Historical and Philosophical Studies|Architecture, Building and Planning)

Research Interests / Expertise

  • Australian Studies and Australian History
  • Australian cultural and social history
  • Cultural heritage studies
  • Memory, history and commemoration

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  • Australian children's play in historical perspective: Continuity and change on the school playground
  • Still Playing: Australian Children’s Play, Tradition and Change in the early 21st Century
  • The Aboriginal Children’s Play Project
  • Oral Histories of Childhood and Playlore: The Aboriginal Children's Play Project, Museum Victoria
  • Australian Children’s Cultures of Play and Creativity: Historical, Contemporary and Cross-Cultural Perspectives
  • Playlore as cultural heritage: Traditions and change in Australian children’s play
  • The Heritage of Australian Children’s Play and Oral Tradition
  • Child's Play: Dorothy Howard and the Folklore of Australian Children

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  • email:k.darian-smith@unimelb.edu.au


Marcus Carter (Computing and Information Systems)

Research Interests / Expertise

  • Computer-Human Interaction

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  • Avatars, characters, players and users: Multiple identities at/in play
  • Children and Minecraft: A survey of children's digital play
  • Valuing Play in Survivor: A Constructionist Approach to Multiplayer Games
  • Fear, loss and meaningful play: Permadeath in DayZ
  • Massively Multiplayer Dark Play Treacherous Play in EVE Online
  • Voice in Virtual Worlds: The Design, Use, and Influence of Voice Chat in Online Play
  • Beyond Addiction: Positive and Negative Parent Perceptions of Minecraft Play

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Contact Details

  • phone: 90353997
  • email:marcus.carter@unimelb.edu.au


Margaret Brown (Melbourne Graduate School of Education)

Research Interests / Expertise

  • Developmental profiles (Assessment and evaluation)
  • Early intervention; Language and communication (Special education and early intervention)
  • Early language development
  • Family-professional partnerships
  • Parent-child interaction
  • Play
  • Social development

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  • Pretend play and maternal scaffolding: Comparisons of toddlers with advanced development, typical development, and hearing impairment
  • Communicating about pretend play: A comparison of the utterances of 4-year-old normally hearing and deaf or hard-of-hearing children in an integrated kindergarten
  • Structures underpinning pretend play and word production in young hearing children and children with hearing loss.
  • Language, play and early literacy for deaf children: the role of parent input
  • Mother and Toddler Activity in the Zone of Proximal Development for Pretend Play as a Predictor of Higher Child IQ
  • Building pretend play skills in toddlers with and without hearing loss: Maternal scaffolding styles
  • Social pretend play entry behaviors of preschoolers with and without impaired hearing

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  • phone: 8344 0987
  • email:p.m.brown@unimelb.edu.au


Arthur Shulkes (Surgery - Austin Health|Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences)

Research Interests / Expertise

  • Role of regulatory peptides in peptic ulcer disease, stomach and colon cancers and obesity

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  • Pancreatic stellate cells produce acetylcholine and may play a role in pancreatic exocrine secretion

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  • DO PANCREATIC STELLATE CELLS PLAY A ROLE IN PANCREATIC EXOCRINE SECRETION

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  • phone: 8344 9001
  • email:aas@unimelb.edu.au


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