Personal profile


I started my carrier as a geography teacher. At the beginning of the Yugoslav war, I came to live in the UK in 1992. After working in various early years settings, in 2005 I joined the UK FE and HE sector as a lecturer and researcher. Currently, am teaching on various programmes and modules, with the main focus on methodological approaches to research, professional educational practices, and other ECEC related topics. 

Research Interests

My research interest focuses on the quality education and care for young children, gender discourses in ECEC field, ethnicised minority rights for education, social inequality, and identity questions. 

I am on the editoral borad for Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, Journal of Early Childhood Society and Norlad Educare Research Journal. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Other, Senior Fellow In Higher Education Academy , Advance HE

Award Date: 11 Oct 2021

ShortCourse, Professional Development Course for External Examiner, Advance HE

Award Date: 1 Jun 2021

Ph.D., Nursery Workers' Narratives: what makes a 'good' nursery worker?, London Metropolitan University

Award Date: 8 Jan 2021

MA, The role of emotion in Higher Education , London Metropolitan University

Award Date: 13 Sept 2012

CertHE, Curriculum design , London Metropolitan University

Award Date: 1 Jun 2012

ShortCourse, EYITT - Early Years Professional Status , Children's Workforce Development Council

Award Date: 1 Jun 2008

BA (Hons), Geography , University of Novi Sad

Award Date: 1 Jun 1988

External positions

Vice-Chair for Research and Knowledge Exchange, Early Childhood Studies Degree Network

1 Oct 2022 → …

Trustee , TACTYC: Together and Committed for Young Children

1 Oct 2022 → …


  • L Education (General)

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