Dr Fiona Mayne is a lecturer at UWA’s Graduate School of Education, specialising in technology and childhood education. Dr Mayne’s research focuses on ethics and participation with children, as well as technology education. Her 2018 research, Hierarchical Model of Children’s Research Participation Rights, has been translated into German and both international and Australian researchers are using her work as a basis for their own research.
In 2017, Dr Mayne was awarded the prestigious international student research award by the European Early Childhood Education Research Association. Her research developed an innovative approach to early childhood informed consent, known as an Interactive Nonfiction Narrative (INN). The INN approach allows children as young as three to give meaningful, informed consent when participating in research.
Both Dr Mayne’s father and grandfather held positions at UWA, and she remembers fondly playing on the grounds as a child in the 1970s. Now a teacher at UWA, Dr Mayne loves teaching at tertiary level, and her students enjoy her hands-on and friendly approach.
BEd (Hons) (Early Childhood Education) Curtin University
PhD (Early childhood research ethics and participation) 2016 UWA
Grad.Cert. (Tertiary Teaching) UWA