I am a qualified teacher with a specialism of working with young children aged 3 to 7 years. I have held roles as a Deputy Headteacher, Early Years Advisory Teacher, Maintained Nursery School Senior Teacher and pedagogue to Children’s Centres. Currently I work for Edge Hill University as a senior lecturer where I teach across undergraduate and postgraduate early years programmes
My current research focuses on early childhood education documentation practices through posthuman, feminist materialism and post qualitative theories. I have wider research interests in affective theories, rights and agency narratives along with resistance practices to dominant discourses.
Child Agency and Rights in Education Research Network Children’s Rights and Wellbeing Network | Edge Hill University
Bag lady storytelling feminist collective Liz Latto, Louise Hawxwell and Dr Julie Ovington (2020-present)
Resistance in early childhood education Dr Nathan Archer, Leeds University (2020-present)
Special Issue in progress (publication 2024):
Contemporary Issues in the Early Years
Metric Fixation and The Datafication of Early Childhood Education and Care Special Issue on Datafication-1669110182887.pdf (sagepub.com)
Guy Roberts-Holmes (UCL); Maiju Paananen (Tampere University, Finland); Jo Albin-Clark (Edge Hill University); Nathan Archer (Leeds Beckett University).
Pedagogy, Culture & Society
‘A time to reconfigure, repurpose and bewilder ‘the pioneers’, ‘pioneering philosophies’ and ‘pioneering practices’ of early childhood Pedagogy, Culture & Society: ‘A time to reconfigure, repurpose and bewilder ‘the pioneers’, ‘pioneering philosophies’ and ‘pioneering practices’ of early childhood (taylorandfrancis.com)
Professor Jayne Osgood, Dr Nathan Archer, Dr Jo Albin-Clark, & Sid Mohandas
I teach across undergraduate and postgraduate courses on themes of contemporary issues in early childhood, rights agendas, play and pedagogy and methodological experimentation.