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.
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A combination of active learning strategies improves student academic outcomes in first-ye..
An Australian case for relational resilience. Building academic pathways in first year, pr..
Does Strength-Based Parenting Predict Academic Achievement? The Mediating Effects of Perse..
Displaying the 26 most recent scholarly works by Dan Loton.
Observing Change Over Time in Strength-Based Parenting and Subjective Wellbeing for Pre-teens and Teens
Lea Waters, Daniel J Loton, Dawson Grace, Rowan Jacques-Hamilton, Michael J Zyphur
Journal article | 2019 | Frontiers in Psychology
The focus of this study was on adolescent mental health. More specifically, the relationship between strength-based parenting (SBP..
A combination of active learning strategies improves student academic outcomes in first-year paramedic bioscience
Puspha Sinnayah, Joseph A Rathner, Daniel Loton, Rudi Klein, Peter Hartley
Journal article | 2019 | Advances in Physiology Education
Bioscience is a foundational unit (subject) of undergraduate allied health degree programs, providing students the scientific basi..
An Australian case for relational resilience. Building academic pathways in first year, preservice teacher education
Gwen Gilmore, Scott Welsh, Dan Loton
Journal article | 2019 | Pedagogy, Culture & Society
This research explores the potential of pedagogies embedded within an Australian example to allow pre-graduate diploma of educatio..
Contemplative Interventions and Employee Distress: A Meta‐Analysis
Gavin Slemp, Haley Jach, A Chia, Daniel Loton, Margaret Kern
Journal article | 2019 | Stress and Health
Mindfulness, meditation, and other practices that form contemplative interventions are increasingly offered in workplaces to suppo..
Does Strength-Based Parenting Predict Academic Achievement? The Mediating Effects of Perseverance and Engagement
LE Waters, D Loton, HK Jach
Journal article | 2019 | Journal of Happiness Studies
Strength-based parenting (SBP) is a style of parenting characterized by knowledge and encouragement of a child’s unique personalit..
Strengths and Subjective Wellbeing in Adolescence: Strength-Based Parenting and the Moderating Effect of Mindset
HK Jach, J Sun, D Loton, T-C Chin, LE Waters
Journal article | 2018 | Journal of Happiness Studies
Recent research suggests that strength-based parenting—the tendency for parents to see and encourage children to use their strengt..
Video Game Addiction, Engagement and Symptoms of Stress, Depression and Anxiety: The Mediating Role of Coping
D Loton, E Borkoles, D Lubman, R Polman
Journal article | 2016 | International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction
© 2015, Springer Science+Business Media New York.A number of studies have reported a co-occurrence between video game addiction an..
Honours, Awards and Fellowships
Vice Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Service (team)
Melbourne Graduate School Of Education
Doctor of Philosophy
Victoria University of Technology
Bachelor of Psychology (Hons)
Victoria University of Technology