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Dr Phil Nicholson

Lecturer in Education and Childhood

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Dr Phil Nicholson

School of Social Sciences and Humanities


Phil is a Lecturer in Primary Education Studies at the School of Social Sciences and Humanities.

Phil’s main area of focus is the intersection of early childhood education and compulsory school. He researches the transition between these phases of education, focussing on their different pedagogies and approaches to curriculum and assessment. He is particularly interested in how policy influences young children’s educational experiences and how child-centred approaches can be implemented in compulsory school contexts.

Phil is currently completing a funded PhD in Early Childhood Education Policy and Practice at University of Leicester.