Please see below for current PhD and research projects


An exploration of the influence of young children on adults within natural environments - PhD 

Tansy Watts

Canterbury Christ Church University UK 

Comparisons of infant communication patterns used in different day nursery environments - PhD

Caroline Guard

University of Roehampton 

Looking beneath the surface of what it might mean to say goodbye at two years old - PhD

Veronica Read

University of Roehampton

Mapping emerging musicality: a longitudinal study of musical development in the early years using the sound of intent framework - PhD

Angela Voyajolu

University of Roehampton


Reconceptualising professional development in early childhood education  - PhD 

Valeria Scacchi

University of Roehampton

The effect of maternal postnatal depression on infants' verbal and nonverbal communication skills: A video-based analysis - PhD

Vasiliki Eirinaki

University of Roehampton

The effect of war and displacement on the play of young Iraqi and Syrian refugees - PhD

Sandra El Gemayel

University College London,

Institute of Education

Spatially Democratic Pedagogy: A pedagogical intervention to support children's design and co-creation of classroom space. A new trajectory for Froebel's Kindergarten Spaces? - PhD

Jennifer Clement

Canterbury Christ Church University UK

4P's project 

Maria Kambouri

University of Reading

Close thoughtful attention

Peter Elfer

University of Roehampton

Froebelian pedagogy

Susana Castro

University of Roehampton

Froebelian principles in practice

Kate Hoskins

University of Roehampton

Life stories: developing a Froebelian approach to documenting children's experiences in the early years

Dr Lynn McNair

Cowgate Under 5's Centre

Migrant and BME children's transitions

Autumn Roesch-Marsh

University of Edinburgh

Observation and digital documentation

Rosie Flewitt & Kate Cowan

University College London,

Institute of Education

On country learning 

Libby Lee-Hammond 

Murdoch University, Western Australia

Pedagogies of care for infants and toddlers

Sacha Powell

Canterbury Christ Church University

Playful writing

Kate Smith

Canterbury Christ Church University


Progressive pedagogies

Kristen Nawrotzki

International collaboration of

scholars (Germany, US, New Zealand)

Singing medicine

Carolyn Blackburn

Birmingham City University UK 

The experiences of children with autism, and their families, in their transitions from nursery to primary school 

Sarah Parsons

University of Southampton 

Understanding practitioners' curriculum decision-making to support complexity in children's play

Liz Chesworth

University of Sheffield

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