EECERA 2024 Conference Chair

Michael Jopling, University of Brighton, United Kingdom

EECERA 2024 Scientific Committee

Michael Jopling, University of Brighton, United Kingdom

Nosheen Rachel, University of Brighton, United Kingdom

Lesleann Whiteman, University of Brighton, United Kingdom

Holly Kilvington, University of Brighton, United Kingdom

Jools Page, University of Brighton, United Kingdom

Johanna Einarsdóttir, University of Iceland, Iceland | EECERA Trustee

Irene Gunning, EECERA Trustee

Ann Farrell, Queensland University of Technology, Australia

Eleni Loizou, University of Cyprus, Cyprus | EECERA Trustee

Maelis Karlsson Lohmander, University of Gothenburg, Sweden | EECERA Trustee

Conference Organising Committee

University of Brighton in conjunction with Centre for Research in Early Childhood (CREC)


The University of Brighton

From small beginnings in 1850s Brighton, the University of Brighton has grown to a complex and diverse institution based in two locations across the south coast of England.​

Our ethos is defined by four core values:​ inclusivity​, sustainability​, creativity​, partnership.​

Our students are part of a dynamic, diverse and creative community that embraces partnership working and that makes a positive difference to society.​


Southcoast Conferences & Events

Southcoast Conferences and Events are the in-house event team for the University of Brighton. They deliver a range of university events such as graduation ceremonies and support international conferences hosted here at the university. The team of event professionals work hard to ensure that delegates get a real sense of the city when they are attending our events and work closely with the local tourist attractions.
As part of our commitment to the university, Southcoast Conferences & Events offer paid employment opportunities for our students to work alongside us as our event team support delegates on the day.


Centre for Research in Early Childhood (CREC), Birmingham, United Kingdom

The Centre for Research in Early Childhood is the home of CREC in Birmingham (Charitable Trust) and Amber Publications & Training Ltd (APT). Established by Professor Chris Pascal and Professor Tony Bertram, CREC has been working to improve early years provision for over 25 years. CREC specialises in early childhood research which has relevant and meaningful outcomes for practice and policy. Some of its research is transformed into training and development programmes designed for the specific needs of the early years sector. CREC also offers postgraduate research degrees and has a strong reputation for undertaking reviews, reports, evaluations and consultancy work with many UK local authorities, NGOs and countries. CREC also runs British Early Childhood Education Research Association (BECERA) annual conference and has been EECERA’s strategic partner supporting the delivery of EECERA annual conference since 2009.