• Dr Carmen Jacques
  • Research Assistant (Alum)
  • Edith Cowan University

As a Research Assistant in the Centre, Dr Carmen Jacques will be supporting projects in the Connected Child program, looking into the ways expectant or new parents plan for children’s digital engagement prior to school. She also hopes to examine how co-operative game-play across multicultural Australia can lead to social harmony from a young age. Carmen hopes her work in the Centre will highlight the ways in which shared digital experiences, from a young age, can lead to social harmony and community resilience.

Carmen’s PhD project examined the effects of terrorism in the everyday lives of ordinary people, using a collaborative ethnographic method to create emergent knowledge with the participants. In 2021, her project was awarded a Research Medal for the School of Arts and Humanities, ECU for best PhD. Carmen is currently involved in the ARC Discovery Project The internet of toys: examining connected toys for children, examining the emerging benefits and risks of connected toys through engaging with families and industry, as well as with regulatory and policy developments.

Earliest digital memory
My favourite memory is playing Kings Quest with my Dad and brother. We spent hours together trying to work out the riddles and puzzles. I loved it.