Caroline joined the Centre for International Research on Education Systems as a Research Officer in 2016. She has particular expertise in early childhood education and care, and has worked as a research assistant and sessional lecturer in early childhood education at VU and Deakin University since 2008.

Her research work has spanned several projects where she has performed many roles including conducting literature reviews, assisting with the creation of data collection tools, completing fieldwork, assisting with data analysis (both qualitative and quantitative) and contributing to reports and articles.

In 2013, she completed a Masters in Education with her research exploring how the ‘greening’ of an outdoor infant/toddler yard influenced their physical movement and play.

Currently, Caroline is undertaking a PhD at Deakin University with her research focusing on how educator-child interactions can best facilitate children’s agency within early childhood education and care settings. 

Areas of expertise

  • Children’s agency and well-being
  • Early childhood education and care

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