Professor of Education, Queensland University of Technology

Susan Danby is Professor of Early Childhood and Inclusive Education, Queensland University of Technology, Australia. She researches social interaction and communication in institutional contexts that include educational and family settings, helplines and clinical settings. Her recent Australian Research Council Future Fellowship investigated how young children engage with mobile digital technologies in home and school contexts. She is a current member of the Australian Research Council College of Experts.

Experience

  • 2007–present
    Professor, Queensland University of Technology

Education

  • 1998 
    University of Queensland, PhD
  • 1988 
    Loyola University, Chicago, USA, M.Ed (Early Childhood)
  • 1985 
    The University of Queensland, B.Ed. Studies

Grants and Contracts

  • 2012
    Investigating mobile technologies in young children's everyday worlds
    Role:
    Chief Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Australian Research Council
  • 2011
    Interacting with Knowledge, Interacting with People: Web Searching in Early Childhood
    Role:
    Chief Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Australian Research Council
  • 2007
    The impact of technological modality on troubles telling and advice giving on a national children's helpline
    Role:
    Chief Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Australian Research Council
  • 2006
    Compromised or competent? A longitudinal study of twin children's social competencies, friendships and behavioural adjustment
    Role:
    Chief Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Australian Research Council

Professional Memberships

  • International Institute of Ethnomethodology and Conversation Analysis
  • Early Childhood Australia
  • Australian Association for Research in Education
  • Australian Institute of Ethnomethodology and Conversation Analysis
  • International Pragmatics Association
  • International Society for Conversation Analysis