An OBE for Ted Melhuish

Friday, June 17, 2016

Category: News

We are proud to announce that Professor Edward Melhuish, research professor at both the University of Oxford and Birkbeck, University of London, is appointed OBE for services to social science.

At Oxford he is based in the Department of Education, where he studies social and communicative development from birth to adulthood, including the effect of environmental factors, in a number of longitudinal studies. He is also interested in early education and care, parenting, child poverty and disadvantage, and child development and social policy. He uses theoretically driven research to address applied issues and policy questions to produce improvements in development and well-being in areas such as the development of pre-term babies, the children of psychiatrically disturbed parents, social, linguistic and cognitive development, emergent literacy, and early childhood education and care and the evaluation of policy initiatives.