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I am a senior lecturer in child development in the Department of Educational Studies.  I have a PhD in developmental psychology.  My PhD research was in young children's outdoor play and learning and I continue to conduct research in this area.  I am a chief investigator in a multidisciplinary team known as the Sydney Playground Project.  We have investigated a range of physical and social outcomes for young children following our outdoor play intervention.  Future research directions include an examination of outdoor play and executive functions.  I also have an interest in disabilities, particularly low vision and blindness.

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Research Outputs

  • Professional attitudes towards children’s risk-taking in play: insights into influencing factors in Dutch contexts

    van Rooijen, M., Lensvelt-Mulders, G., Wyver, S. & Duyndam, J., 2 Apr 2020, In : Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning. 20, 2, p. 138-154 17 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 2 Citations (Scopus)

    An observation-based instrument to measure what children with disabilities do on the playground: a Rasch analysis

    Grady-Dominguez, P., Bundy, A., Ragen, J., Wyver, S., Villeneuve, M., Naughton, G., Tranter, P., Eakman, A., Hepburn, S. & Beetham, K., 2019, In : International journal of play. 8, 1, p. 79-93 15 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    A playful introduction

    Wyver, S. & Sandseter, E. B. H., 2 Jan 2019, In : International Journal of Play. 8, 1, p. 1-2 2 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

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