Sustainability Strategy Group
Vice Chair and Members
Diane Boyd has been at Liverpool John Moores University since 2005 working with early childhood and early years students. Her research interests are about early childhood education for sustainability and she is very active in promoting transformative change. Diane is on the executive committee for the Early Childhood Studies Degree Network and is the Sustainability Lead. Her expertise is recognised as a member of the LJMU Institutions Climate Change Panel and she will be an active member of the Department of Educations post COP 26 working group ensuring early years is embedded into the final strategy.
Angela Scollan joined Middlesex University in 2012 as Senior Lecturer in Early Childhood Studies, Education Studies and Early Years Initial Teacher Training. She was previously a lecturer of Early Childhood Studies at Roehampton University, a freelance early years Ofsted Inspector and EYPS Lead Assessor. Angela also managed foundation degrees in Learning & Teaching and Early Years Childcare and Education at Carshalton College in Surrey for six years, writing programmes to support students from unique and diverse backgrounds aiming to access academic and professional progression routes. In 2015 Angela was the first member of her department at Middlesex University to be nominated for and awarded 'Best Tutor Feedback' from the Student Union. Previously, Angela worked within the early years sector in a variety of teaching, leading and practitioner roles where her passion for children’s rights and voices, self-determination, emotional intelligence, spaces to play and reflexivity grew and were impacted upon directly during interactions with children, families and peers.
Diana Harris is a Senior Lecturer for Early Years in the School of Education at the University of Greenwich. Diana's education specialised in nursery and infant age teaching, with experience of working in nursery and primary school settings before moving to lecturing within further education (FE) colleges as course leader on aspects of childcare (Levels 1-5). Diana joined the university in 2006, as a senior lecturer and leader on Foundation degree (FdA) Montesoori Early Years. She was also involved in the validation process for BA Hons Early Years, Foundation Early Years, and Foundation Supporting Teaching & Learning programmes, as well as part of a small higher education team that introduced FdA for teaching assistants. Diana has subsequently moved to lecture on BA Hons Early Years and MA Early Childhood programmes. She is also a Link tutor for partner colleges' Early Years and Education degrees.
Kerrie is the Programme Director for the FdEd Early Childhood Studies and BA (Hons) Early Childhood Education and Care (Top-Up) and a lecturer in education with Early Years specialism. Kerrie joined the University in 2009 following 12 years’ experience as an Early Years practitioner and is in the School for Education. Her current role includes the Programme Directorship of both the Foundation Degree Early Childhood Studies/Early Years Professional Practice 0-8s and the BA (hons) Early Childhood Education and Care (Top-Up). Kerrie has always been committed to supporting the development of Early Years workforce and has been involved in the development of all Early Years programmes at the University including producing the recent transformation of the Foundation and Top-Up degrees.
Pamela is an academic, psychologist, and campaigner and researcher in the field of Early Childhood Education and Care. In 1980, she was one of the founders of the National Childcare Campaign (later the Daycare Trust and now Coram Family and Childcare). She was part of a movement arguing for better education and training for those working with the youngest children, including babies, and in arguing that workers should be graduates. She established the Early Childhood Studies Degrees Network in the early 1990s in order to progress Early Childhood Studies Degrees. She chaired the QAA Working Party, which in 2007 produced the first benchmark statement establishing Early Childhood Studies as a new Subject Area in universities.