Eunice Lumsden

Eunice Lumsden

Dr, Associate Professor

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20092021

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Biography

Dr Eunice Lumsden is Subject Leader for Childhood Youth and Families and Associate Professor at The University of Northampton. She is a Route Panel Member for the Institute of Apprenticeships and Technical Education, Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and has several academic advisory roles for governmental and non-governmental organisations. Nationally, she has been a member of several external expert groups advising the Government on Early Years qualifications and health inequalities in the early years. Eunice led the development of the Early Childhood Graduate Competencies for the Early Childhood Studies Network. She has also advised on workforce development and Early Years for French Administration in Belgium, UNICEF and the Professional Association of Child Development in Turkey, Save the Children, the International Step by Step Association, the Royal Society of Arts and Camden Borough Council. Eunice was invited by the Mayor of Istanbul and UNICEF to participate in activities that led to Early Childhood being included in the Sustainable Development Goals.

She has considerable expertise in working with a broad range of professionals, both nationally and internationally, within education, health, policy and social care. As a registered Social Worker, she has extensive practice and research experience working with children, young people and families.  Her research interests include the professionalisation of the Early Childhood Education and Care workforce, child maltreatment, children's rights, social justice, diversity, child poverty, children 'Looked After' and adoption. Her book on child protection was shortlisted as the best professional book of the year in 2018 and Eunice was awarded a Teaching Fellowship for her work transitioning students into Higher Education. She has also received awards for her ‘Changemaking’ work and research in the early years and infant mental health.

Research Interests

Children's Rights

Child Protection

Poverty

Workforce Reform

Early Childhood

Social Justice

Adoption

Teaching and Learning

 

 

Supervision

 Robin Sturman-Coombs Health, Education and Society -Intutition

Allyson Green   English - Young Peoples Literature - Body Modification

Nicci Vella  Health, Education and Society - Domestic Violence

Claire Harrison Breed; Health, Education and Society - Childhood Trauma

External Roles

Elected Steering Group Member: The 1001 Critical Days Movement

Route Panel Member Education and Childcare Institute of Apprenticeships, Institute of Apprenticeships

Member for Kingsley Academy

Adviser  for PACEY, Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years

Strategy Group Member: Early Childhood Studies Degree Network

 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Devlopment Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Award Date: 31 Jul 2017

University of Northampton

Award Date: 31 Jul 2017

Award Date: 31 Jul 2015

Award Date: 31 Jul 2015

Higher Education Academy

Award Date: 31 Jul 2015

University of Northampton

Award Date: 31 Jul 2012

University of Northampton

Award Date: 31 Jul 2010

University of Leicester

Award Date: 31 Jul 1995

Award Date: 31 Jul 1982

External positions

National Expert, Systems for early childhood education and professioanlisation in Europe (SEEPRO3)

1 Apr 202128 Feb 2024

Judge TES Schools Award, Times Education Supplement

31 Mar 202125 Jun 2021

Member Children and Parents’ Panel and Technical Committee, Internet of Toys Assurance Scheme

3 Nov 202027 Apr 2021

Academic adviser, Department of Health and Social Care

31 Aug 20201 Apr 2021

Elected Steering Group Member, Parent-Infant Foundation: The 1001 Critical Days Movement

10 Jul 2020 → …

Route Panel Member Education and Childcare Institute of Apprenticeships, Institute of Apprenticeships

1 Aug 2019 → …

Member for Kingsley Academy

2018 → …

Adviser PACEY, Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years

2017 → …

External Panel Member: Department for Education. Level 2

20172018

External Reference Group Member: Department for Education. Early Years Teacher Standards.

2013

External Reference Group Member: Department for Education. Early Years Professional Standards.

2011

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