Professor Chris Pascal

Professor Chris Pascal is Honorary Director of the Centre for Research in Early Childhood in Birmingham, a charity located in a Children’s Centre in Birmingham. She is Honorary Professor at Birmingham City University and the University of Wolverhampton and Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the University of Birmingham.

Chris has led a number of national and international large-scale research projects, including the Effective Early Learning Programme, the Accounting Early for Life Long Learning Programme and the Children Crossing Borders Project. She also contributed to the OECD’s Review ‘Starting Strong’. She is strongly committed to making research applicable to practice and policy and ensuring that early childhood provision meets the needs of all children and families, and especially the least advantaged.

She has served as Ministerial adviser to the UK Government and Specialist Adviser to the UK House of Commons Select Committee on Education. She was awarded the OBE in 2001 for her services to early year’s education.

She was a founder Trustee of EECERA and joint chair of the Second EECERA Conference in England in 1992. She was Coordinating Editor of the EECER Journal from 1993-2008 and was appointed President of EECERA in 2008.

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