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Irina Verenikina

Associate Professor, School of Education, Faculty of Social Sciences; Early Start Research Institute, University of Wollongong

Dr. Irina Verenikina lectures in the area of Educational and Developmental Psychology across the major programs at the School of Education, Faculty of Social Sciences.
Irina graduated from the Faculty of Psychology, Moscow State University. She holds a PhD in Developmental and Educational psychology from Russian Academy of Education. Irina is a full member of Australian Psychological Society. Before arriving in Australia in 1998, Irina worked at the Institute of Psychology, Russian Academy of Sciences as a leader of Russian-American Project, "New Information Technology and Literacy", funded by the US Andrew Mellon Foundation.
She currently leads an Australian Research Council funded Discovery Project"Conceptualising digital play: The role of tablet technologies in the development of imaginative play of young children",


  • –present
    Associate professor, School of Education, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Wollongong


    Russian Academy of Education, PhD

Professional Memberships

  • Australian Psychological Society