Project network

Middlesex University
Project lead: Dr Mona Sakr

Mona is a Senior Lecturer in Early Childhood at Middlesex University. Her current research focuses on pedagogic leadership in EY. She has published extensively on EY pedagogies, including the book ‘Digital Play in Early Childhood: What’s the Problem?’, published with SAGE in August 2019.

Mills College
Project lead: Professor Julie Nicholson

Julie is a Professor of Practice in the School of Education at Mills College. Dr. Nicholson’s teaching, research and publications emphasize a range of topics related to social justice and equity especially leadership, racial and gender justice and the impact of trauma on children, adults and organizations.

ADA University, Azerbaijan
Project lead: Dr Ulviyya Mikayilova

Ulviyya is an International Consultant from Azerbaijan, with valuable experience as an Early Childhood and Inclusive Education Training, TOT and Policy Expert with diversified ECE & SNE training design, delivery project experience, curriculum development and policy analysis in Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, and Kyrgyzstan.

London Early Years Foundation (LEYF)
Project lead: June O’Sullivan MBE

London Early Years Foundation (LEYF) is a family of 38 nurseries across London. As the CEO of LEYF, June has been revealed as one of the shortlist of six female business women for the prestigious Veuve Clicquot Business Women Awards as well as the award for social purpose.

University of Wolverhampton
Project lead: Dr Helen Perkins

Helenis Senior Lecturer in childhood and family studies at the University of Wolverhampton. Helen served as an expert panel member for the Nutbrown Review of Early Years qualifications and is a member of the Executive for the Early Childhood Studies Degree Network. 

University College London
Project lead: Dr Ioanna Palaiologou

Dr. Ioanna Palaiologou CPscyhol AFBPsS is and Academic Associate at the UCL Institute of Education and a chartered psychologist with the British Psychological Society. Here research interests are focused on ethics in research with young children, implications of digital technologies on child development and pedagogy and pedagogical  leadership in early childhood education. 


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