Our overarching research theme centres on questioning assumptions in relation to the role of the adult and their interaction with children and young people.

This includes how we understand critical reflection, ethics and research in practice and how this can influence policy. Other areas of expertise within this theme include:

  • Cultural perceptions within the context of place
  • Play and playfulness
  • Humour
  • Well-being and social justice
  • Early science and literacy
  • Attachment Awareness
  • Learner identities of early years practitioners
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