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Guy Merchant Sheffield Hallam University, UK

Guy Merchant is Professor of Literacy and Education at Sheffield Institute of Education, Sheffield Hallam University. He specialises in research into digital literacy and the inter-relations between children and young people, and new technologies of communication. He is widely published in international journals and is a founding editor of the Journal of Early Childhood Literacy. The ground-breaking Web 2.0 for Schools was co-authored with Julia Davies, and he has since co-edited a number of collections including Virtual Literacies (2013), New Literacies around the Globe (2014),  Literacy, media, technology: past, present, future  (2017) and The Case  of the iPad (2017). He is active in literacy education and professional work, including writing curriculum materials and professional publications.