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The Early Childhood Studies Degree Network has been in existence since 1993 / 1994 and in it's current format exists as a membership body.

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Professor Ian Barron

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Sigrid Brogaard-Clausen

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Nikki Fairchild

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Caroline Leeson

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Jackie Musgrove

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Jackie Musgrave is Programme Lead for Early Childhood and Education Studies (Primary) at The Open University.  Her research brings together her experiences as a Registered Sick Children’s Nurse and as a teacher of early childhood and explores the intersection of health, early education and inclusion. Jackie has published extensively, a sole authored book, several co-authored and co-edited books, as well as many chapters.

See Jackie Musgrave's publications here: http://www.open.ac.uk/people/jm39645#tab2

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Helen Perkins

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Helen Perkins is senior lecturer in childhood and family studies at the University of Wolverhampton. She began her early years career working in nursery and reception. Following 13 years as head of school for early childhood education in a college of further and higher education Helen joined the University of Wolverhampton as a senior lecturer working on undergraduate and postgraduate courses. Helen’s doctoral research predominately focuses on agendas and policies in the early years with a focus on the workforce and their qualifications. 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 focusing on workforce issues and professionalism.

Helen has co-edited a book recently with Routledge Using Innovative-Methods in Early-Years Research-Beyond the Conventional (Brown & Perkins 2019) and has published peer reviewed Journal articles

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