Professor Tony Bertram
Professor Tony Bertram is Honorary Director of the Centre for Research in Early Childhood in Birmingham, a charity located in an inner city children’s centre and is also a Director of Amber Publications and Training (APT), which has delivered training to early years’ practitioners in more than 75 local authorities across the UK. He is Honorary Professor at Birmingham City University and Wolverhampton University and is Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the University of Birmingham. Tony has been a Ministerial Adviser to the UK Government, he has been a visiting scholar in Queensland and Qatar and has advised policy makers in Egypt, Ireland, Portugal, Maryland and Australia. He has published widely in the field and has contributed to many international studies including INCA, OECD Starting Strong and the Children Crossing Borders project. He is strongly committed to making research applicable to practice and policy and together with other members of the CREC team designed several self-evaluation, quality assurance programmes, EEL, BEEL and AcE that are used extensively in the UK. He was a founder Trustee of EECERA, joint Chair of the Second EECERA Conference in England in 1992 and its first President from 1993 until 2005. He was re-elected to the Board in 2006, and since 2008, he has been Coordinating Editor of EECER Journal. In 2010 Tony chaired the 20th annual EECERA conference in Birmingham.