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Fiona Scott

Email: flscott1@sheffield.ac.uk
Principal Supervisor: Professor Jackie Marsh, School of Education, University of Sheffield
Co-supervisor: Dr Rebecca Parry, School of Education, University of Leeds






Qualifications

2007: MA Cultures of Empire, Resistance and Postcoloniality, The University of York
2006: BA English and Related Literature, First Class, The University of York

Programme

PhD

Thesis Title

Young children’s engagement with television and related media in the digital age

Research Interests

My current research concerns young children and their engagement with television and related media in the digital age. I am particularly concerned with incorporating critical psychological, literacy and cultural/media studies approaches to the subject. My research interests include: early childhood; television and related media; critical psychology; multimodality; social deprivation; qualitative research methods. Prior to commencing the PhD, I had a research career within both academic and commercial settings, covering diverse topics including public perceptions of, and responses to, energy generating technologies and home energy efficiency interventions; public engagement with arts and culture; and the learning and skills sector.

Teaching

I am the Module Leader of EDU6357 (Qualitative Methodologies in Educational Research) on the MA in Education in The School of Education, The University of Sheffield. I am also a Tutor on the MA programme and Lecturer on the MA in Education Support Programme (Feminism, Qualitative Methods).

I am a Seminar Tutor on the BA in Education (EDU107, Child Psychology) in The School of Education, The University of Sheffield.

I previously taught on the MA in Psychology (PSY6121, Research Methods) in the Department of Psychology, The University of Sheffield and before that trained adult learners, including Local Authority Arts Officers.

Publication 

Marsh, J.A., Plowman, L., Yamada-Rice, D., Bishop, J. and Scott, F. (2016, In Press) Digital Play: A New Classification. Early Years. ISSN 0957-5146

Scott, F. L., Jones, C. R. & Webb, T. L. (2014) What do people living in deprived communities in the UK think about household energy efficiency interventions? Energy Policy, 66, pp. 335-349

Reports

Marsh, J., Plowman, L., Yamada-Rice, D., Bishop, J. C., Lahmar, J., Scott, F., Davenport, A. et al. (2015) Exploring Play and Creativity in Pre-Schoolers’ Use of Apps: Final Project Report.

Koh, S. L., Jones, C., Genovese, A., Acquaye, A., Marchand, R., & Scott, F. (2013). Promoting the Green Deal to low income communities: Initial insights from Yorkshire & The Humber.

Jones, C.R. & Scott, F. (2012) Public attitudes to Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) in the United States and Canada: A qualitative investigation of public opinion in communities hosting demonstration projects. Technical Report, The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI).

Research Activity

2016 Oral presentation (upcoming), The United Kingdom Literacy Association 52nd International Conference, The University of Nottingham, UK
Title: Television and related media in the everyday lives of UK preschoolers: play, literacies and working class lives

2016 Oral presentation (upcoming), The Children’s Media Conference, UK
Title: The C-Word’: Understanding children’s home engagement with media as a Classed practice

2016 Oral presentation (upcoming), Centre for the Study of Childhood and Youth 6th International Conference
Title: Preschoolers making meaning at home: television, new media and growing up

2015 Oral presentation, Australian Association for Research in Education 2015 Conference, The University of Notre Dame, Australia
Title: Preschoolers Replaying TV Through Apps: Critical Reflections

2015 Symposium presentation, Australian Association for Research in Education 2015 Conference, The University of Notre Dame, Australia
Title: Child-centered practices using technologies in early years settings [with Danby, S., Busch, G. and Woods, A.]

2015 Talk, Children and Youth Research Centre, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
Title: Television and related media in the everyday lives of UK preschool children: play, literacies and working class lives

2015 Talk, Early Childhood Futures Research Program, Australian Catholic University, Melbourne, Australia
Title: Television and related media in the everyday lives of UK preschool children: play, literacies and working class lives

2015 Symposium presentation, Improving Children’s Lives: Translating Research for Practice, Policy and Community Conference, The University of Wollongong, Australia
Title: Replaying television through apps: The CBeebies apps

2015 Academic visit, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
Five week invited academic visit as Visiting Scholar

2015 Academic visit, Australian Catholic University, Melbourne, Australia
Five week invited academic visit as Visiting Scholar

2015 Oral presentation, Comparing Children’s Media around the World: Policies, Texts and Audiences, The University of Westminster, UK
Title: Children’s engagement with television as multimodal and socially-sited practice

2015 Symposium presentation, 19th European Conference on Literacy, Alpen-Adria Universität, Klagenfurt, Austria
Title: Reading on Screens: Critical Reflections on Children’s Multimodal Practices [with Marsh, J. Beavis, C., Merchant, G., and Bulman, J.]

2015 Oral presentation, The Children’s Media Conference, UK
Title: Sm(all) Change? Understanding and engaging with an eternally transitionary preschool television audience

2015 Oral presentation, The United Kingdom Literacy Association 51st International Conference, The University of Nottingham, UK
Title: Replaying television through apps: The CBeebies apps

2015 Oral presentation, The Story of Children’s Television – An International Conference, The University of Warwick, UK
Title: Children making meaning in the inter-media textual web

2014 Oral presentation, Multimodality in Language Research Conference, The University of Leeds, UK
Title: Young Children’s Engagement with Television: A multimodal approach?

2012 Oral presentation, The Fourth International Conference on Climate Change, The University of Washington, The USA
Title: Public Attitudes to Carbon Capture and Storage in the United States and Canada: A Qualitative Investigation of Public Opinion in Communities Hosting Demonstration Projects [with Jones, C. R.]

Current Projects

Sounds of Childhood: Exploring young children’s sound perceptions to inform architecture and urban design. (2015, IIKE, The University of Sheffield, with Procter, L., Kang, J. and Hackett, A.)

Beyond Disorders (2014-15, Research Futures, The University of Sheffield, with Billington, T., Overton, P. & Li, X., The University of Sheffield

Past Projects

Energy Innovation in Deprived Communities (2011-13, European Regional Development Fund, with Webb, T. L. & Jones, C. R., The University of Sheffield).

Public Attitudes to Carbon Capture and Storage in United States and Canada (2011, Electric Power Research Institute, with Jones, C. R. The University of Sheffield)

Links to other web profiles

Academia.edu profile
LinkedIn profile
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Children’s Media Foundation Research Blog