2014 Grant Recipients

  • Cyber-safety education in early childhood - to work closely with early childhood teachers to determine age appropriate cyber-safety education for children aged 4-5 years of age to keep young children safe when they participate in online activities.  

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  • Development of existing education services into online resources - to develop e-learning resources on body image and eating disorders prevention for parents and guardians of primary and secondary school aged young people. 

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  • Using Eye Gaze Technology for Children with Cerebral Palsy - a pilot project for children with Cerebral Palsy (unable to talk or use their hands), allowing them to use eye gaze technology on iPads to access readily available internet apps.  

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  • Participation in online conversations by young people with disabilities who are non-speaking: Does e-mentoring work? - PhD research to investigate the effectiveness of a peer e-mentoring treatment designed to support online social media skills for individuals who are non-speaking, with the aim of strengthening participation in online conversations. 

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  • A sustainable impact budget: defining lifestyles within planetary boundaries PhD research to develop a 'Sustainable Impact Budget' which defines a safe level of impact an individual can have on the planet. The budget will be measured in terms of factors such as ecological footprint, emissions, nitrogen and water use. The budget will form the basis of an online tool with which users can measure their own lifestyle choices against the impact budget.

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  • Creating an MS Portal to achieve better outcomes for people with MS - to develop an innovative web-based MS Portal that will link all the available statistical information on MS patients, including treatment decisions and outcomes.

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