Collaborations

We engage with multi-disciplinary research with institutions in the UK and abroad.

  • Family and Childcare Trust
  • University of Warwick
  • Kings College London
  • University of Glasgow
  • Durham University
  • Ipsos Mori
  • University of Jyväskylä, Finland
  • University of Helsinki, Finland
  • The University of Sydney, Australia
  • The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College, London
  • Institute of Education, University College London
  • Department of Social Policy and Intervention, University of Oxford
  • Plymouth Parent Partnership, Plymouth City Council
  • National Centre for Social Research (NatCen)
  • National Educational Panel Study (Germany)
  • Confederation for British Teachers
  • Specialist Schools & Academies Trust
  • Oxfordshire Local Authority
  • Oxford School Improvement Model

We regularly give advice to national and local policy-makers:

  • Edward Melhuish
    • Advisor To The European Commission
  • Kathy Sylva
    • Briefing for Minister for Children, Sam Gymiah, 2014; 2015
    • Briefing at No10, 2016
    • Specialist Adviser to House of Lords Select Committee on ‘Affordable childcare’ July 2014 – Feb 2015
    • Member of Expert Advisory Panel to the Government Review of the Early Years Foundation Stage, 2010 (Tickell Review)
    • Specialist Advisor to Parliamentary Select Committee on Children, Schools and Families, 2000-2009
    • Briefing at No. 11 Downing Street for the Chancellor on combating disadvantage, 2009
    • Early Years Foundation Stage Review, 2010
    • Specialist Advisor to Select Committee, 2004-2009
    • Academic reference group on standards for Early Years Teacher and Early Years Worker qualifications, 2013
  • Pam Sammons
    • Government Science Office Review of DCSF, 2010
  • Sandra Mathers
    • Ofsted (2017, 2015)
    • Department of Education academic expert panel, providing advice on proposed changes to the primary assessment system (2017)
    • Advice on Department for Education Childcare and Early Years Survey of Parents (2016)
    •  Member of Oxfordshire County Council’s Foundation Years Board (2015 onwards)
    •  Evidence to House of Lords Select Committee on Affordable Childcare (2014)
    • Convener of the ECERS Local Authority Quality Improvement Network