We integrate research into child health, education, and digital and social connectedness. Innovating across disciplines, our evidence-based research focuses on the opportunities, risks and innovations provided by digital technologies that can benefit children and their futures.
We are a global first, focussing on children from birth to eight years of age with a detailed seven-year research program, including a longitudinal family cohort study with 3000 families.
The centre provides guidelines and resources for parents, educators and communities about safe and effective digital practices.
We undertake community and stakeholder engagement through centre activities that include the Children’s Technology Spaces, workshops and conferences, and outreach events.
The Centre is a collective of national and international partners across education, government, business and the community, all working together to achieve a singular vision.
We’re collaborating with a cohort of researchers from Australian universities, led by QUT and including Curtin University, Deakin University, Edith Cowan University, The University of Queensland and University of Wollongong.
Our partnerships with government agencies, technology developers, education sectors, policy makers and community groups will help us incorporate real-world insights and link our research to a wide range of real-world applications.
QUT researchers have highlighted how a class of nanostructures called polyoxometalates, or POMs, hold enormous promise for the future of smaller and faster energy-related devices.
A QUT researcher’s identification of saliva as an early detection liquid biopsy for oral and throat cancer has been realised by the development and commercialisation of a diagnostic device by US-based biotech company Viome.