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Contact

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Biography

Sigrid Brogaard Clausen is a senior lecturer and researcher in Early Childhood at the School of Education, University of Roehampton. She was previously a lecturer at the College of Social Education/ Kobenhavns Paedagog Seminarium - Copenhagen - Denmark.

Her research interest arise from her experience of the Danish and English early years and range from the policy conditions for children's well being, learning and democratic participation to the development of professional identity in early childhood workforce.

She has been a programme convenor for the BA Early Childhood Studies for 11 years and is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, England. She is a member of the Excecutive group of the Early Childhood Studies Degree Network, England

Qualifications

MA Danish; Literature, Language and Communication, University of Southern Denmark,

BA Children and Youth Culture and Danish, University of Southern Denmark

BA Social Pedagogy, College of Social Pedagogy -Odense, Denmark

Research interests

Sigrid is currently working on a collaborative research study into wellbeing and democratic living in early childhood curricula policies. She is also working on a project examining the position of democratic living and wellbeing within early childhood workforce values and education. She has with colleagues been examining teacher's experiences of working with wellbeing and involvement in the context of an entry-to-school assessment. She has also taken part in research into parents' and early years practitioners' perceptions of children's wellbeing, with particular focus on friendship. Following these two projects research is being developed with the aim of increasing opportunities to recognize and promote young children’s democratic living and wellbeing in national and international practice and policy.

Further to this she has collaborated with Danish researchers in investigating the professional identity of the Danish Pedagogue, as well as comparative studies of Danish and English Early Years.

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