Dr Shirley Allen


Dr Shirley Allen
NameDr Shirley Allen
Job titleSL in Early Childhood Studies
Research institute
Primary appointmentEducation
Email addresss.f.allen@mdx.ac.uk
ORCIDhttps://orcid.org/0009-0003-6470-3768
Contact categoryResearcher

Biography

Biography

Programme leader for BA (Hons) Learning and Teaching 

Knowledge Exchange lead for the Education Department

Teaching

Education policy and practice

How pupils learn and develop

Curriculum studies 2: Exploring science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)

Research informed practice 

Learning without limits

Education research project 

Dissertation

Pedagogy in Higher Education  

Education and qualifications

Grants

Prizes and Awards

HSCE Academic Staff Member of the Year Award

2023-03-23

Middlesex Students' Union: Student Led Teaching Awards

External activities

Research outputs

Early years teachers’ perspectives of integrated workingand professional development: a qualitative explorationin a local authority in London

Allen, S. 2022. Early years teachers’ perspectives of integrated workingand professional development: a qualitative explorationin a local authority in London. DProf thesis Middlesex University Health, Social Care and Education

Developing professional practice in the early years

Allen, S., Lee, M., Whalley, M. and Scollan, A. 2020. Developing professional practice in the early years. London Open University Press.

How is the child positioned within parent-practitioner working?

Allen, S. and Scollan, A. 2016. How is the child positioned within parent-practitioner working? 26th Annual EECERA conference: Happiness, Relationships, Emotion & Deep Level Learning. Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland 31 Aug - 03 Sep 2016

How can practitioners be supported to work on early intervention programmes within multidisciplinary teams?

Allen, S. 2016. How can practitioners be supported to work on early intervention programmes within multidisciplinary teams? 26th Annual EECERA conference: Happiness, Relationships, Emotion & Deep Level Learning. Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland 31 Aug - 03 Sep 2016

Play in a digital age

Allen, S. 2016. Play in a digital age. in: Kaye, L. (ed.) Young Children in a Digital Age: Supporting learning and development with technology in early years London Routledge. pp. 84-100

Pedagogical leadership

Allen, S. 2011. Pedagogical leadership. in: Whalley, M. (ed.) Leading Practice in Early Years Settings Exeter Learning Matters. pp. 65-81

How children learn 4: thinking on special educational needs and inclusion

Allen, S. and Gordon, P. 2011. How children learn 4: thinking on special educational needs and inclusion. London MA Education.

Reconceptualising learning and teaching about early years leadership, management, and multidisciplinary roles

Allen, S., Barnaby, B., Burghardt, V. and Morris, C. 2012. Reconceptualising learning and teaching about early years leadership, management, and multidisciplinary roles. Journal of the University College of the Cayman Islands. 6 (1), pp. 100-113.

Exploring professionals' perceptions of effective provision for two year old children in England

Scollan, A. and Allen, S. 2014. Exploring professionals' perceptions of effective provision for two year old children in England. 24th European Early Childhood Education Research Association (EECERA) Conference - ‘Us, Them & Me: Universal, Targeted or Individuated Early Childhood Programmes'. Crete, Greece

Knowledge transfer and continuous professional development - complexities & challenges

Scollan, A. and Allen, S. 2014. Knowledge transfer and continuous professional development - complexities & challenges. Middlesex University Conference 2014. London

Professional training in the early years sector: managing the complexities of policy and practice

Scollan, A. and Allen, S. 2014. Professional training in the early years sector: managing the complexities of policy and practice. International Conference: A Child's World – Next Steps. Aberystwyth University, Aberystwyth, Wales, UK 25 - 27 Jun 2014

Supporting early years practitioners to manage the complexities of policy change

Allen, S. and Scollan, A. 2013. Supporting early years practitioners to manage the complexities of policy change. Learning and Teaching Conference. University of Chichester 11 Jun 2013

Investigating the experiences of early years practitioners to manage the complexities of policy change in times of economic recession

Allen, S. and Scollan, A. 2013. Investigating the experiences of early years practitioners to manage the complexities of policy change in times of economic recession. 23rd EECERA Conference: Values, Cultures & Contexts. Tallin University, Estonia 28 - 31 Aug 2013

Extending teacher professionalism: engagement with others through communities of practice

Allen, S. and Miller, P. 2011. Extending teacher professionalism: engagement with others through communities of practice. First International Conference on Emerging Research. Middlesex University, Dubai, Nov 2011

Leading practice in a multi-professional context

Allen, S. 2011. Leading practice in a multi-professional context. in: Whalley, M. (ed.) Leading Practice in Early Years Settings Exeter Learning Matters. pp. 115-130

Supporting pedagogy and practice in early years settings

Allen, S. and Whalley, M. 2010. Supporting pedagogy and practice in early years settings. Exeter Learning Matters.

The dynamics of difference: making it work’ interprofessional learning

Allain, L., Bell, L., Ahmet, L., Allen, S. and Villadsen, A. 2009. The dynamics of difference: making it work’ interprofessional learning. Middlesex University Learning and Teaching Conference. Middlesex University
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