Dr Sandy Houen

Research Fellow

Queensland Brain Institute
+61 7 334 68846



  • Doctor of Philosophy, Queensland University of Technology
  • Masters (Research) of Education, Queensland University of Technology
  • Bachelor of Education, Queensland University of Technology
  • Bachelor, Queensland University of Technology


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  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Book Chapter

  • Cooke, Emma, Coles, Laetitia, Thorpe, Karen and Houen, Sandy (2024). Crystallising the everyday emotional work of women working in childcare during Covid-19. Departing radically in academic writing: alternative approaches to writing and methods in qualitative research. (pp. 15-25) edited by Elizabeth Mackinlay and Karen Madden. London, United Kingdom: Routledge. doi: 10.4324/9781003360766-2

  • Houen, Sandy and Danby, Susan (2022). Digital technologies. Talking with children. (pp. 204-226) edited by Amelia Church and Amanda Bateman. Cambridge, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press. doi: 10.1017/9781108979764.011

  • Houen, Sandy, Danby, Susan and Miller, Pernilla (2021). Siblings accomplishing tasks together: solicited and unsolicited assistance when using digital technology. The Routledge companion to digital media and children. (pp. 130-143) New York, NY USA: Routledge. doi: 10.4324/9781351004107-12

  • Ekberg, Stuart, Houen, Sandra, Fisher, Belinda, Theobald, Maryanne and Danby, Susan (2019). Engaging young children in speech and language therapy via videoconferencing. Everyday technologies in healthcare. (pp. 175-192) edited by Christopher M. Hayre, Dave Muller and Marcia Scherer. Boca Raton, FL, United States: CRC Press. doi: 10.1201/9781351032186-10

  • Danby, Susan, Davidson, Christina, Theobald, Maryanne, Houen, Sandra and Thorpe, Karen (2017). Pretend play and technology: Young children making sense of their everyday social worlds. Multidisciplinary perspectives on play from birth and beyond. (pp. 231-245) edited by Sandra Lynch, Deborah Pike and Cynthia à Beckett. Singapore: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-981-10-2643-0_14

  • Houen, Sandra, Danby, Susan, Farrell, Ann and Thorpe, Karen (2017). Web searching as a context to build on young children’s displayed knowledge. Children's knowledge-in-interaction: studies in conversation analysis. (pp. 57-72) edited by Amanda Bateman and Amelia Church. Singapore: Springer . doi: 10.1007/978-981-10-1703-2_4

  • Harris, Jessica, Theobald, Maryanne, Danby, Susan, Reynolds, Edward, Rintel, E. Sean, Björk-Willen, Polly, Busch, Gillian, Christensen, Steve, Conway, Aaron, Cromdal, Jakob, Emmison, Michael, Fitzgerald, Richard, Gardner, Rod, Houen, Sandy, Kelly, Ann, Keogh, Jayne, Lamont-Mills, Andrea, Linton, Philippa, May, Lynnete and Osvaldsson, Karin (2012). ‘What’s going on here?': The pedagogy of a data analysis session. Reshaping Doctoral Education: International Approaches and Pedagogies. (pp. 83-95) Taylor and Francis. doi: 10.4324/9780203142783-15

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