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.
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.