- Dr Fiona Scott
- Digital Child blog contributor
- University of Sheffield
Dr. Fiona Scott is an internationally-recognised researcher of children’s digital lives, play and literacies. Her work focuses on children’s engagements with digital technologies and digital texts, particularly in the context of families and communities. She has frequently collaborated with a range of external partners in research, including The LEGO Foundation, XR Games and CBeebies. She is an Editor of the Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, a member of the Editorial Board for Reading Research Quarterly and a member of the Academic Advisory Board for the Children’s Media Foundation. She also frequently shares expertise through invited media appearances, including national and regional television and radio (BBC News Channel, BBC Radio 5 Live) and articles aimed at public engagement, such as her recent piece in The Conversation.
Fiona‘s current research is focused on children’s digital play and well-being. She is currently leading a large-scale research project funded by The LEGO Foundation and delivered with The LEGO Group and Unicef Innocenti. This project explores the relationship between digital play and well-being in the lives of fifty children and their families across four countries: the UK; South Africa; Australia and Cyprus. Fiona is also a Lecturer in Digital Literacies in The School of Education at The University of Sheffield, where she is Director of the Literacies and Language Research Cluster.