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Eunice Lumsden

Dr, Associate Professor

Accepting PhD Students

Willing to speak to media

20092020

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Supervision

Abbie Deeming; Education, Children and Young People

Mental Health, Schools and Decision Making.

Supervision

Allyson Green   English

Young Peoples Literature, Body Modification

Supervision

Nicci Vella

Health, Education and Society

Domestic Violence

Research Interests

Children's Rights

Child Protection

Poverty

Workforce Reform

Early Childhood

Social Justice

Adoption

Teaching and Learning

 

 

Supervision

Claire Harrison Breed

Health, Education and Society

Childhood Truma

Biography

Dr Eunice Lumsden is the Head of Early Years 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, an adviser to the Professional Association of Childcare and Early Years and an elected steering group member for the First 1001 campaign. Eunice is a registered Social Worker and has extensive experience working with children, young people and families and her research interests include the professionalisiation of the ECEC 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. Nationally, she has been a member of several external expert groups advising the Government on Early Years qualifications and 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.

 

 

 

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

 

External Roles

External Examiner: The University of Sunderland

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

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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