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Dr. Eunice Lumsden

  • Job title: Subject Leader - Early Years
  • Department: Education - Education Studies & Early Years

General information

Dr. Eunice Lumsden is currently the Head of Early Years. She was awarded a Teaching Fellowship in 2011 for her collaborative work in enhancing the student experience and is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Her doctoral research was into the development of a new professional role and status in the early years, Early Years Professional Status. As a result of her work in this area has been an external adviser for the government on the standards for this professional role.  Her research also led to an invitation by the Mayor of Istanbul and UNICEF to contribute to the debate on the importance of Early Childhood Development for the Post -2015 world agenda.  Eunice has been part of a consultative group on Early Childhood Education and Care for Save the Children and a consultant for the French Administration in Belgium on professional development in the Early Years. She has also been a member of the Task Force developing the International Step by Step Association Quality Framework for Early Childhood Practices in Services for Children Under Three Years of Age.  Eunice has been an academic adviser for Camden Borough Council on their review of children’s services,

Eunice has contributed to a number of research projects and has a special interest in early years processional development, child maltreatment, adoption and poverty. Her work on multi-professional and interagency work has been recognised internationally and cited in Practice Principle 2: Partnerships with professionals (2011), an evidence paper for the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, Australia as warranting special mention because of its ‘ relevance to, and impact on, Australian early childhood education and care’.

She is the Clinical Trustee for the Northampton Infant and Parent Partnership Charity (NorPIP) and is the Academic Co-ordinator for the 1001 Critical Days, a cross party campaign aiming to put early years at the heart of policy. Eunice is also a registered Social Worker and prior to joining The University of Northampton she had over 20 years’ experience as a social work practitioner in the statutory and voluntary sectors.

Teaching

Dr Lumsden is the Head of Early Years. She teaches on the MA Education (Early Years) and the BA(Hons) Early Childhood Studies Degree

Research

Dr Lumsden's research includes:

  • Professionalism
  • Practitioners understanding of poverty with partners at Teesside University, the University of Worcester and colleagues from New York and Ohio.
  • Student motivations for undertaking an early years degree with partners at the University of Worcester, Liverpool John Moores and the University of East London

Publications

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2016

  1. Lumsden, E. (2016) Keeping it real - The importance of the early years and early intervention. Invited Keynote presented to: Keeping the Child’s Mind in Mind - Positive Mental Health for a Positive Future, Blackpool, 23 January 2016.

2015

  1. Simpson, D., Lumsden, E., McDowall Clark, R., Loghran, S., Mazzocco , P. and Winterbottom, C. (2015) A UK-US investigation of early education practitioners’ opinions about child poverty and its prioritizing within their practice: final report. Teeside: Teeside University.
  2. Lumsden, E. (2015) Changing landscapes in safeguarding young children in England. In: Roy, E. (ed.) Abuse and Violence to Young Children: Perspectives on Research and Policy. Abingdon: Routledge.
  3. Lumsden, E. (2015) Changing the script. Invited Keynote presented to: Beautiful Minds: Nurturing and Promoting Mental Wellbeing in Children and Young People, Birmingham, 05 October 2015.
  4. Lumsden, E. and Cherry , L. (2015) Different lens. Invited Keynote presented to: Voice of the Child Conference 2015, Althorpe House, Northampton, 07 November 2015.
  5. Simpson, D., Lumsden, E. and Clark, R. M. (2015) Neoliberalism, global poverty policy and early childhood education and care: a critique of local uptake in England. Early Years: An International Research Journal. 35(1), pp. 96-109. 0957-5146.
  6. Simpson, D., Lumsden, E. and McDowall Clark, R. (2015) Pre-school practitioners, child poverty and social justice. International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy. 35(5/6), pp. 325-339. 0144-333X.
  7. Lumsden, E. (2015) Trauma, resilience and recovery: the time is now! Invited Keynote presented to: Trauma, Resilience and Recovery Conference, Oxford, 02 June 2015.
  8. Lumsden, E. (2015) You are safe but do you feel safe? Invited Keynote presented to: The Business of Early Childhood Conference, University of Chester, Warrington, 03 July 2015.

2014

  1. Simpson, D., Lumsden, E. and MacDowall Clark, R. (2014) "Poor and content is rich and rich enough”? Pre-school and the remediation of child poverty within the 21st century neoliberal welfare regime. England: Teesside University.
  2. Lumsden, E. (2014) A unique child: early childhood development - A world view. Nursery World. 113(4335), pp. 34-35. 0029-6422.
  3. Lumsden, E. (2014) Changing landscapes in safeguarding babies and children in England. Invited Keynote presented to: Early Years Professional Status Conference 2014, Hilton Hotel, Northampton, 04 March 2014.
  4. Lumsden, E. (2014) Every interaction counts. Invited Presentation presented to: ‘Building the brain: What's love got to do with it?’: What About The Children National Conference 2014, Royal Over-Seas League, London, 14 March 2014.
  5. Lumsden, E. (2014) Joined-up thinking in practice: an exploration of professional collaboration. In: Waller, T. and Davis, G. (eds.) An Introduction to Early Childhood. 3rd ed. London: Sage.
  6. Simpson, D., Lumsden, E. and McDowall Clark, R. (2014) Resisting the caricature to embrace diversity and “the hard bit” of engaging with parents in poverty. Invited Presentation presented to: British Early Childhood Education Research Association (BECERA) Conference 2014: Working with Diversity: Parental Participation in Young Children's Learning, Birmingham, 19-20 February 2014.
  7. Lumsden, E. (2014) The professionalisation of the Early Years workforce in England. In: Thomas, M. (ed.) A Child's World: Contemporary Issues in Education. Aberystwyth: Centre for Educational Studies, Aberystwyth University. pp. 203-225.
  8. Lumsden, E. and Hevey, D. (2014) Universities with a commitment to social change can shape the Post-2015 agenda. The Association of Commonwealth Universities website. 18/03/2014
  9. Lumsden, E. and Doyle, C. (2014) Working with families. In: Waller, T. and Davis, G. (eds.) An Introduction to Early Childhood. 3rd ed. London: Sage.

2013

  1. Lumsden, E. (2013) The Early Years Professional: holding a mirror up to policy makers. In: Chandni, B. and Anderson-Patton, V. (eds.) Children and Childhood: Practices and Perspectives. Oxford: Inter-Disciplinary Press. pp. 113-127.

2012

  1. Lumsden, E. (2012) Early Years Professional status: a new professional or a missed opportunity. Doctoral thesis. The University of Northampton.
  2. Lumsden, E. (2012) Individual and collective perspectives on Early Years Professional status converged: a mixed methods study. Seminar Presentation presented to: British Early Childhood Education Research Association (BECERA) 2nd Conference: Evidencing Practice through Professional Inquiry, Midlands Arts Centre, Birmingham, 15-16 February 2012.
  3. Lumsden, E. (2012) The Early Years Professional in England. Seminar Presentation presented to: Global Summit on Childhood, Washington DC, USA, 28-31 March 2012.
  4. Lumsden, E. (2012) The Early Years Professional in England: agent of change for the youngest children. Seminar Presentation presented to: European Early Childhood Education Research Association (EECERA) 22nd Conference: Pre-Birth to Three: Identities, Learning, Diversities, Oporto, Portugal, 29 August - 01 September 2012.
  5. Lumsden, E. (2012) The Early Years Professional: holding a mirror up to policy makers. Seminar Presentation presented to: 2nd Global Conference, Childhood: A Persons Project, Mansfield College, Oxford, 07-09 July 2012.
  6. Lumsden, E. (2012) The Early Years Professional: the missing piece in the jigsaw for children? Keynote presented to: New Leaders in Early Years Conference, Medway Campus, Canterbury Christ Church University, 10 November 2012.
  7. Lumsden, E. (2012) “I did not expect it to change me as much as it did...”: Personal narratives within a mixed methods study. Keynote presented to: Sector-Endorsed Foundation Degree National Network Meeting, Westwood Campus, University of Warwick, 28 June 2012.

2011

  1. Lumsden, E. (2011) The Early Years Professional and the Early Years Teacher: complementary but essentially different: a mixed methods study. Workshop presented to: TACTYC Biennial Research Conference: 'Ready’ for School? Research, Reflection and Debate, York, 11-12 November 2011.
  2. Lumsden, E. (2011) The individual and the collective: perceptions of Early Years Professional Status. Paper presented to: British Early Childhood Education Research Association (BECERA) 2011 Conference: The Art of Practice Based Inquiry: Early Childhood Professionals & Research, Birmingham, 23 - 24 February 2011.

2010

  1. Lumsden, E., McBryde-Wilding, H. and Rose, H. (2010) Collaborative practice in enhancing the first year student experience in higher education. Enhancing the Learner Experience in Higher Education. 2(1), pp. 12-24. 2041-3122.
  2. Lumsden, E. (2010) Keynote address. Invited Keynote presented to: Exploring Student Learning Through Research, Anglia Ruskin University, 24 November 2010.
  3. Lumsden, E. (2010) New directions in the early years: introducing the new early years professional in England. In: Proceedings of the Canada International Conference on Education. Canada: CICE. 9780956426321.
  4. Lumsden, E. (2010) The early years professional: a new partner in safeguarding children? Invited Presentation presented to: Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service (Cafcass) Research Conference 2010: What Helps Children?: Evidence Based Analysis for Family Court, Birmingham, England, 10 February 2010.
  5. Lumsden, E. (2010) The new early years professional in England. International Journal for Cross-Disciplinary Subjects in Education (IJCDSE). 1(3), pp. 253-262. 2042-6364.
  6. Lumsden, E., McBryde-Wilding, H. and Rose, H. (2010) Transitional dialogues: an evaluation of the impact of collaborative practice in enhancing the first year student experience of assessment in Higher Education. Invited Presentation presented to: The University of Northampton Learning and Teaching Conference 2010: Learning Dialogues, The University of Northampton, 13 May 2010.
  7. Lumsden, E. (2010) Undergraduate to early year professional: the role of mentoring. Paper presented to: 20th European Early Childhood Educational Research Association (EECERA) Conference: Knowledge and Voice in Early Childhood: Who Knows, Who Speaks, Who Listens?, Birmingham, 06-08 September 2010.

2009

  1. Lumsden, E. (2009) Developing students in enhancing the quality of early childhood development and education. Paper presented to: 10th International Step By Step Association (ISSA) Annual Conference: Seeds of Change - Effective Investments in Early Childhood for Enduring Social Progress, Bucharest, Romania, 14 - 17 Ocotober 2009.
  2. Lumsden, E. (2009) Early Years Professional Status: stakeholders perspectives. Seminar Presentation presented to: 19th European Early Childhood Education Research Association (EECERA) Annual Conference, Strasbourg, France, 26 - 29 August 2009.
  3. Kornbeck, J. and Lumsden, E. (2009) European skills and models: the relevance of the social pedagogue. In: Higham, P. (ed.) Post-Qualifying Social Work Practice. London: Sage. pp. 122-131.
  4. Lumsden, E. (2009) Joined-up thinking in practice: an exploration of professional collaboration. In: Waller, T. (ed.) An Introduction to Early Childhood: a Multidisciplinary Approach. 2nd ed. London: Sage. pp. 152-166.
  5. Lumsden, E. and Doyle, C. (2009) Working with families. In: Waller, T. (ed.) An Introduction to Early Childhood: a Multidisciplinary Approach. 2nd ed. London: Sage. pp. 167-179.

2007

  1. Lumsden, E. (2007) A new professional: reflections on the pilot phase of the Early Years Professional Status in England. Paper presented to: Exploring Vygotsky's Ideas: Crossing Borders - European Early Childhood Education Research Association (EECERA) European Conference, Prague, Czech Republic, 29 August-1 September 2007.
  2. Hevey, D., Lumsden, E. and Moxon, S. (2007) Developing the early years workforce: student perceptions of the Sure Start-Endorsed Early Years Foundation Degree. Paper presented to: Centre for Early Childhood Development and Education International Conference (CECDE) 'Vision into Practice’ Making Quality a Reality in the Lives of Young Children, Dublin, Ireland, 8-10 February 2007.
  3. Lumsden, E. (2007) Early years professional status: pilot evaluation and issues. Paper presented to: Centre for Early Childhood Development and Education (CECDE) International Conference, Dublin, Ireland, 8-10 February 2007.
  4. Lumsden, E. (2007) The impact of the sector endorsed foundation degree on quality for young children and their families. Paper presented to: Exploring Vygotsky's Ideas: Crossing Borders - European Early Childhood Education Research Association (EECERA) European Conference, Prague, Czech Republic, 29 August-1 September 2007.
  5. Lumsden, E. and Murray, J. (2007) Wartime nursery, nursery, neighbourhood nursery, children’s centre: the changing role of early years provision. Paper presented to: Exploring Vygotsky's Ideas: Crossing Borders - European Early Childhood Education Research Association (EECERA) European Conference, Prague, Czech Republic, 29 August-1 September 2007.

2005

  1. Armstrong, S. C., Barker, J., Davey, R., Diosi, M., Horton, J., Kraftl, P., Lumsden, E., Marandet, E., Matthews, M. H., Murray, J., Pyer, M. and Smith, F. (2005) Evaluation of play provision and play needs in the London Borough of Redbridge. Northampton: Centre for Children and Youth.
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