• Professor Lelia Green
  • Chief Investigator
  • Edith Cowan University

Professor Lelia Green’s research interests concentrate on children’s digital lives from birth to adulthood, particularly marginalised and disadvantaged children and teenagers. Lelia leads the node of Edith Cowan University researchers drawn from every stage of a research career and across health, education and connectedness. As an Office of Learning and Teaching national award winner (2015), Lelia has been recognised as a leading PhD supervisor. She looks forward to doctoral supervisions in the Centre and helping to mentor and support the development of early- and mid-career researchers.

Lelia first won Australian government funding for her research around the internet in Australian family life in 2002, and she is an early pioneer of research with children (rather than about children). She has been Chief Investigator on 15 nationally competitive grants, including ARC projects on the benefits and risks of connected toys for children and toddlers’ internet use in Australia and the UK. Lelia belongs to several international networks, including the European Commission-funded DigitLitEY and EU Kids Online; and she has consulted for UNESCO Asia-Pacific. She serves on the Editorial Board of one of the leading publications in the field, the Journal of Children and Media. Lelia hopes that children of the future will live happy, healthy, hopeful lives of connection and engagement, with digital media playing its part in making that all possible.

Earliest digital memory

Fear, failure and frustration! I’m fascinated by technology because I find it challenging, yet so many other people (especially children) seem to use it effortlessly.