DR Dan Loton

DR Dan Loton


  • Well-being in education, parenting and technology use (Higher education success and retention, video game addiction)



  • Dr. Dan Loton’s professional experience comprises research management in the Higher Education sector and work as a researcher in the disciplines of Education, Psychology and Research Policy. Dan completed his PhD on the topic of video game addiction in 2014, and has commenced a post-doctoral Fellowship in the Centre for Positive Psychology at the University of Melbourne’s Graduate School of Education, focussing on Positive Parenting and Positive Education. Dan has a background in multi-methods research, and a strong interest in technology use, well-being and the transformative capacity of education; particularly higher education.   


Selected publications


Education and training

  • PhD, Victoria University of Technology 2014
  • Bpsych(hons), Victoria University of Technology 2007

Awards and honors

  • Vice Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Service (team), Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia, 2015



Available for supervision

  • Y

Supervision Statement

  • As a Research Fellow, I am available to supervise research higher-degree students in a co-supervisory capacity. I have previously supervised academic staff members to successful completion of a Teaching and Learning-related research project within an AQF Level 8 course, some of these projects leading to publication. My research background is diverse. I have experience in qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods, across the disciplines of education and psychology. I have a particular interest in the role of interactive media in human life, including generational gaps, cultural aspects, how technology plays a role in human interaction, education, parenting and associations with well-being. I also have experience in higher education research, and in the student experience, as well as student and staff well-being.