Harvard University, U.S.A.
Child Development and Education M.Sc., developmental psychology, research methods, early years and primary education.
Early education and child care, early language and literacy, longitudinal research in development and education in developing countries.
Specialist Advisor to the House of Lords Enquiry into Affordable Childcare (2014-2015).
Specialist Advisor to the House of Commons Select Committee on Education (2001-2008).
Honorary degree from the Open University and Oxford Brookes University.
Specialist Adviser on Early Years to the Scottish Parliament (2005-2006).
Awarded OBE for services to children and families in 2008.