Biography

I am currently a Lecturer in the BA and MA in Early Childhood Studies Programmes at the University of Roehampton where I finished my PhD in Education in 2017. Before I started my doctoral studies in the United Kingdom, I was a Senior Lecturer in Educational Policy and Research in the school of Education at the Universidad Distrital in Colombia.

Biography

Research interests

  • Social justice in early childhood
  • Inclusion, diversity and inequality in early childhood studies
  • Democracy, wellbeing and children identity
  • Professionalism, Early Childhood Teacher education
  • International educational policies that influence early childhood

 

Qualifications

PhD in Education - University of Roehampton, 2014 - 2017

Post Graduate Diploma in Educational Research - University of East London, 2009 – 2013

Certificate in Child Rights and School Management - Lund University, Sweden. 2006 - 2009

Masters in English Language Teaching - Thames Valley University (currently University of West London), 1994 - 1995

 

Professional Affiliations

  • Member of the Gender and Education Association.
  • Member of the American Educational Research Association – AERA.
  • Member of the Research Network ‘Cultures of Early Childhood Education and Care’ (CECEC). Members of this research network focus on issues of diversity, along with the powerful social and cultural dynamics of a globalizing world and explore Early Childhood prevalent discourses in the educational field worldwide. 

 

Teaching

I teach mostly on the BA Early Childhood Studies. I am module convenor for Communication, Language and Literacy and Contemporary Issues in Education. I am module tutor for Being a Professional in Early Years, Research Proposal and Report/ Dissertation. I am also module convenor for Early Childhood Pedagogy and Practice on the MA Early Childhood Studies.

 

Research Projects

  • I have been a co-researcher and co-author in the explorative study ‘the impact and implications of privatisation in early childhood education’ led by the Early Childhood Research Centre.

 

  • I am a member of the research team for the Erasmus Plus Project E+ Inclusion (Cross-regional Peer Learning and Operationalization of Strategies for the Social Dimension in Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina) led by the Learning and Teaching Enhancement Unit at the University of Roehampton.

 

Research outputs

  1. Children's identities in early childhood: complexity and competency

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  2. Colombian Early Childhood Education and the Quest for Social Justice

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  3. Children's wellbeing policy discourses across four cultural contexts

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

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