The CREATE Laboratory
Collaborative Research Evaluating Advanced Technologies in Education
About the CREATE Lab
The CREATE Lab is led by Professor Danaë Stanton Fraser. The group conducts research into the design and evaluation of mobile and ubiquitous technologies including:
- Exploring aspects of spatial cognition in physical and virtual environments.
- Designing and evaluating technologies for children’s education.
- Exploring trust, security and identity in online environments.
Children and Technology
The Children and Technology project is investigating the use of mobile devices and simulations to engage children in science learning. The project is funded by GWR, ScienceScope, JISC, CDE, ESRC, EPSRC and a Knowledge Transfer award.
SID: An Exploration of Super-Identity
SID: An Exploration of Super-Identity is a three-year multi-disciplinary research project funded by EPSRC (£1.8m total, £380,000 to Bath). The SuperID project will run from October 2011 to October 2014, with Lia Emmanuel and Chris Bevan working as research assistants under Profressor Danaë Stanton Fraser.
The SID project involves a number of U.K. and U.S. institutions including University of Southampton, University of Oxford, University of Leicester, University of Kent, University of Dundee and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL).
The REACT Knowledge Exchange Hub
Professor Stanton Fraser is a member of the management committee of the REACT Knowledge Exchange Hub for the Creative Economy.
The REACT Knowledge Exchange Hub is a £5m project funded by AHRC. It will run from October 2011 to October 2015, involving University West of England, University of Bristol, University of Exeter, Cardiff University and the Pervasive Media Studio (Bristol).
2010-2011: Plug Back into Science
Plug Back into Science was a one-year project investigating the current and future role of mobile technologies in promoting hands-on learning in Science teaching. Plug Back into Science was funded by an EPSRC Knowledge Transfer award.
- Professor Danaë Stanton Fraser • Lab Director
- Danaë Stanton Fraser is a Professor in Psychology and an Associate Dean (Research) in the Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences.
- Lia Emanuel • Researcher, SuperID project
- Lia has an academic background in Psychology with a focus in social cognition and automatic behaviour, and received her PhD from the University of Reading in 2012. Lia's current research interest is in cyber-identity, particularly, examining self-disclosure within different online spaces as well as individuals' attitudes and perceived acceptability of online identification tools.
- Dr Chris Bevan • Researcher, Global Uncertainties project
- Chris has an academic background in both Psychology and Computer Science. He received his PhD from the University of Bath in 2011, where he conducted research examining human-computer trust in urban pervasive computing. A keen technophile, Chris is currently involved in a range of projects based around pervasive computing, online security and cyber-identity.
- Susanna Martin • PhD student, GWR and Sciencescope funded
- Susanna studied for her Psychology BSc at Lancaster before moving to Bath University for her PhD. Susanna's thesis examines learning and motivation with hand held devices. Interested in HCI, Susanna likes to combine technology with psychology and education, using quantitative research methods. A keen advocate of social media tools you can follow Susanna on Twitter @SusannaMarie.
- David Martin • PhD student, University research studentship
- David is a part time PhD student, but a full time geek. With a background in computing and a keen interest in schools and education, David works alongside teachers to utilise new technologies as educational tools, his thesis centres around the use of technology to support collaborative learning. David can be found on twitter @researchcollab.
- Chris Joyce • EngD Researcher, EPSRC and Sciencescope funded
- My research concerns the visualisation of scientific data within the realm of secondary school science education. This involves the design of physical electronics and software used to measure scientific phenomena, the design of experimental protocols for teachers as well as identifying, assessing and differentiating the resultant learning.
- Mary Nikolaidou • PhD student, University Research Studentship
- My research interest is on new types of addiction (internet, video games, smart phones) and more specifically to identify the factors that underly these types of addictions. In my Phd I will try to explore the link between differences in brain activations among these type of addictions and the factors underlying them.