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Edward joined Leeds Trinity University in 2021 and is a Senior Lecturer in Children, Young People, and Families. Edward's research interests concern how contemporary media may (or may not) inform the identity and well-being of adolescents and emerging adults.


For instance, Edward is currently working on projects regarding social media, well-being, and identity amongst sexual minority youth; the effects of watching Love Island on the values, aspirations, and well-being of young people; and the extent to which videogames support adolescents to fullfill their basic psychological needs.


Collaborating with international partners is central to Edward's work, and he has recently published articles with colleagues from universities across the world, including KU Leuven, the University of Vienna, and Oklahoma State University.


Edward's work has been published in a range of journals across the disciplines of psychology and media studies, including the Journal of Adolescence; Emerging Adulthood; Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking; and Media Psychology. For a comprehensive list of Edward's published work, please see his Google Scholar page: ‪Edward Noon‬ - ‪Google Scholar‬


Edward is on the editorial board of Emerging Adulthood, and has also peer reviewed for a range of academic journals, including Computers & Education, Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, and Media Psychology. Furthermore, he is also a member of the Institute of Childhood and Education ethics and integrity sub-committee.


Edward also teaches on a range of undergraduate and postgraduate modules within the school of Children, Young People, and Families. Modules tend to include those which align with his expertise, such as contemporary childhoods, child and adolescent development, and research methods. In addition, Edward supervises dissertation students at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, and is also accepting PhD students.


Edward is also the course leader for the BA (Hons) Education Studies.


Before joining Leeds Trinity University as a Senior Lecturer, Edward was a Visiting Lecturer at both Leeds Trinity University and Sheffield Hallam University. 

REF 2029 UOA

  • UOA23 - Education


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