Dr. Jonah Rimer
Jonah Rimer is a Lecturer in Criminology at the University of Queensland (Australia). He is also an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (UK), and an Associate Researcher with the Young Lives Research Lab (Canada). Jonah holds a DPhil in Anthropology and an MPhil in Medical Anthropology from Oxford University, and a BA (Hons.) in Anthropology and Sociology from the University of Guelph.
Jonah’s primary research areas are cybercrime; online sexual offending; child abuse; social science of the Internet; childhood and youth studies; policy and the justice system; and qualitative, ethnographic, and digital research methods. He is particularly interested in the human and social elements of cybercrime, and more generally, the sociality of online spaces and impacts of digital media use. His collaborations with the Young Lives Research Lab centre on the research area of young people and digital media.
Find Jonah’s detailed profile and publications here.
Dr. Janet Loebach
Janet Loebach is an environmental design researcher and consultant based in Ontario, Canada, and the Principal Consultant for Thrive Design Consulting. Her research and practice focus on children’s perception and use of their everyday environments, and the socio-environmental factors which influence children’s behaviour and wellbeing. She currently holds a Community-Based Research Fellowship at the CAMH Institute for Mental Health Policy research, where she is investigating the impacts of neighbourhood type on children’s community play and mobility. Her areas of expertise include assessment and design of natural and built play and learning environments for children. She also has extensive experience with participatory, child-led and community-based planning processes. Dr. Loebach currently serves as Vice President of the International Play Association (Canada) and as co-chair of the Children & Youth Environments Network of the Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA). She is also a member of both Outdoor Play Canada and the CSA Task Force preparing guidelines for the development of Naturalized Playspaces.
See www.thrivedesignconsulting.ca for additional information on Dr. Loebach’s research and practice.
Matthew is an Associate Researcher for the Young Lives Research Lab (Canada) and has worked with Dr. Tilleczek and her team on a number of research studies, including ACCESS Mental Health and Digital Media & Young Lives Over Time. He currently works at the University of Prince Edward Island as a Research Coordinator for the Centre for Health and Community Research and holds a Master degree in Applied Health Services Research.
His research experience involves studying youth access to mental health systems in Atlantic Canada, evaluating social emotional learning in schools, and researching the role of digital media in youth well-being. Currently he is evaluating health care initiatives in Atlantic Canada, including the implementation of mobile integrated health programs and the use of cognitive behavioural therapies for youth with substance abuse disorders.