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Professor Iram Siraj

Roles and subjects

Senior Research Fellow



Academic Background

I trained as a teacher and taught in primary and nursery schools. I took a Masters in British Social History at Essex University followed by a PhD in Education at the University of Warwick. I have held academic positions at the Universities of Warwick and University College London.

I have Honorary doctorates from Brighton, Wales and Bishop Grossteste Universities and I have held visiting professorships at Hong Kong Baptist, Hong Kong Education, Swansea, Wales, Beijing Normal, Melbourne, Waikato, Wolverhamption, Wales and Wollongong Universities. I am currently an ajunct professor at Stavanger University in Norway.

I was founding member and editor of the International Journal of Early Childhood for 13 years and I am on the editorial board of a number of journals including the American Educational Research Journal.

I have been a President of the British Association of Early Childhood Education, a member of the Nuffield Council on Bio-ethics Committee and a patron and trustee of a number of charitable bodies. I am a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences and was awarded an OBE in 2015 for services to early childhood education.

Graduate Teaching

Child Development and Education MA, MSc, PhD, EdD, DPhil

Research Interests

Early Childhood and Primary Education. Longitudinal studies of the learning life course and mixed methods research

Other Interests

I enjoy reading, walking, the arts and travel


See also Oxford University’s Department of Education website and Professor Siraj’s webpage.