Staff Profile

  • David has experience of supporting children from birth to age 7, their parents and practitioners regarding learning and development. He has experience working in the PVI sector in the Early Years in England and qualified as a Primary school teacher in 2009 where he taught across the EYFS and KS1. David also has international experience having worked with several education based INGOs within an international context. David has an MA in Early Years, an MA in International Development and a PGCert in Digital Leadership. David also has experience as an external examiner for other related programmes and of external validation.

  • David has experience of teaching across levels 4-6 on the Early Childhood Studies BA (Hons) programme and Education Studies BA (Hons) programmes. He currently teaches on the MA in Education Programme at Level 7.

  • Early Childhood Education, Primary Education, International and comparative Education, Digital Education.

  • For publications, projects, datasets, research interests and activities, view David Meechan’s research profile on Pure, the University of Northampton’s Research Explorer.

  • Meechan, D., Williams-Brown, Z., Whatmore, T. and Halfhead, S. (2022) Once, twice, three times a failure: time to permanently scrap statutory reception baseline assessment in England?. Education 3-13, DOI: 10.1080/03004279.2022.2143240

    Meechan, D. (2023) Datafication in Education in England: A Children’s Rights-Based Approach to Human Data Interaction Theory.” In Human Data Interaction, Disadvantage and Skills in the Community: Enabling Cross-Sector Environments for Postdigital Inclusion, edited by S. Hayes, S. Connor, M. Johnson, and M. Jopling. Heidelberg: Springer.