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Jane Murray

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Debbie Bailey

Perspectives on change in specialist provision for pupils with SEBD 1996 – 2016

Claire Dugan-Clements

Perceptions of Age in Early Childhood Settings and their Communities: How do young children view people aged 55 and over? How do people aged 55 and over view young children?

Ayse Gursel

Leadership and Professional Development … the views of school leaders in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus

Eucharia McCarthy

A critical investigation into Inclusion Co-ordinators' (InCos') perspectives and experiences of implementing their role in pre-school settings in the mid-west of Ireland.

Yahya Moalin

Perspectives from the UK Somali Diaspora on the ways Peace Education may support the National Reconciliation Process in Somalia: An exploratory case study

Jessica Newcombe

Peer Mentoring Secondary School students with Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties (PMLD) 

Sumathi Ravindranath

An investigation into the nature and extent to which methods taught during Montessori teacher training in Bangalore are applied by teachers in Montessori and mainstream schools

Tanya Richardson

What constitutes a quality learning environment with regards to speech and language development for young children and how do factors in learning environment influence the characteristics of utterances made by young children?

Sally Sharp

Mental health and wellbeing in Higher Education

Eleonora Teszenyi

Perception and Practice - An Exploration of Hungarian Kindergarten Pedagogues' Views and Practice in Mixed-Age Groups

Emma Whewell

Primary PE teachers' self-image and professional identity

Yu Zhao

An Investigation of Experiences of Pupils with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and School Provision during the Transition between Educational Phases in England


Elaine Batchelor PhD

Primary Trainee Teachers’ Talk with Primary School Science Co-ordinators: Two Case Studies of Primary Trainees Learning to Teach Science

Wen Chen PhD

Students aged 3-6 years with special educational needs working in second language environments

Helen Trory PhD

A Balancing Act: Perceptions of communication about young children with SEND in the early years. An IPA Study.


Jane Murray PhD is an Associate Professor and Co-Director of the Centre for Education and Research at the University of Northampton. She researches, teaches, supervises and has published widely in the field of education, with particular focus on early childhood education, pedagogy and issues of social justice. Jane leads on the Young Children Are Researchers (YCAR) Project. She has previously been an early childhood and primary school teacher as well as a teacher educator in the UK and she has worked with UNICEF and with governments in countries including Ethiopia, Bhutan, Georgia and the UK. Jane is Editor-in-Chief for the International Journal of Early Years Education, a Taylor and Francis peer reviewed journal.

Education/Academic qualification




External positions

GOVERNANCE BOARD MEMBER, Inspire Primary Teaching School Alliance, Northamptonshire UK

LOCAL GOVERNING BOARD MEMBER, Pineham Barns Primary School, Northamptonshire UK

TRUST BOARD MEMBER, Preston Hedge's Academy Trust, Northamptonshire UK

EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBER, TACTYC: Association for Professional Development in Early Years

CONVENOR, Young Children's Perspectives Special Interest Group, EECERA: European Early Childhood Education Research Association

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF, International Journal of Early Years Education


  • LB1501 Primary Education
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Social justice
  • Pedagogy
  • Young Children as Researchers

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Research Output 2008 2019

Hearing young children’s voices

Murray, J., 5 Feb 2019, In : International Journal of Early Years Education. 27, 1, p. 1-5 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorialResearch

human rights

Our Community in Early Years Education

Murray, J., 1 May 2019, In : International Journal of Early Years Education. 27, 2, p. 115-117 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorialResearch

Open Access
academic achievement
primary school
emotional intelligence
locus of control

Discovering play

Murray, J., 29 Jan 2018, In : Primary Geography. 95, p. 6-7 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearch


In praise of early childhood educators

Murray, J., 16 Jan 2018, In : International Journal of Early Years Education. 26, 1, p. 1-3 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearch

Open Access

Activities 2007 2018

SHARMED training and dissemination of best practices

Federico Farini (Speaker), Claudio Baraldi (Speaker), Angela Scollan (Speaker), Vittorio Iervese (Speaker), Luisa Conti (Speaker), Chiara Ballestri (Speaker), Micheal Wyness (Speaker), Holliday Adrian (Speaker), Lisa Meyer (Speaker), Associate Professor (Speaker)
Dec 2018

Activity: Academic Talks or PresentationsOral presentationResearch

Young children’s research behaviours: teachers and parents as help or hindrance?

Jane Murray (Speaker)
13 Sep 201615 Sep 2016

Activity: Academic Talks or PresentationsOral presentationResearch

Ashoka U Exchange 2016

Jane Murray (Participant), David Preece (Participant)
26 Feb 2016

Activity: Participating in or organising a conference or workshopParticipating in a conference or workshopResearch


Ethics for teacher research: same as research ethics or different?

Jane Murray (Speaker), M James Underwood (Speaker)
13 Sep 2016

Activity: Academic Talks or PresentationsOral presentationResearch

Life, the Universe and 15 hours of free education and care for two-year-olds: what do parents think?

Jane Murray (Speaker), Jemima Murray (Speaker)
6 May 2016

Activity: Academic Talks or PresentationsOral presentationResearch