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I am a Senior Lecturer in Early Childhood Education in the Faculty of Education, Peninsula Campus. 

Research interests

My research is primarily within early childhood education and care. 

Recent reseach has focused on conceptualising infant-toddler affective and play pedagogies, emotional wellbeing of early childhood educators, children's peer relationships and parenting practices in Nepal.

Monash teaching commitment

EDF 1068 Contemporary approaches to learning for young children: Theories and practices

EDF3074 Contemporary approaches to learning for infants and toddlers: Theories and practices

EDF5046 Child development, health and wellbeing

EDF5777 Child in Context

EDF5821 Play and childhoods

Supervision interests

I am always interested in supervising future students and help them in their research journey. I have supervised higher degree students from a range of topics and contexts.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development 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 4 - Quality Education

External positions

General Secretary, OMEP Australia

12 Dec 2022 → …

Institutional Representative, Association of Visual Pedagogies

1 Jun 2022 → …

Research area keywords

  • Early chidlhood education and care
  • play
  • emotions
  • visual methodologies
  • Cultural historical theory
  • New materialisms
  • infant and toddler education and care
  • wellbeing
  • Pedagogy
  • Family


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