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Karen Boardman

Dr Karen Boardman is the Head of Early Years Education at Edge Hill University. Karen is a strong advocate for babies and under-threes, particularly linked to literacy. Her research interests are literacy, early reading, policy and pedagogy. Karen is also interested in child development, play and inclusion. Karen has been working in the ECEC field for 35+ years as a practitioner/teacher/researcher, initially beginning her career as an NNEB in nursery settings. Later Karen has taught, led and managed in a wide range of schools/settings as a teacher/Senior Leader. Karen is the Chair of TACTYC, a Fellow of the Chartered College of Teaching, a board member of the new Early Years Hub, a member of the Early Years Coalition Group and a Senior Fellow of the HEA. As the Chair of TACTYC and other international organisations, Karen leads advocacy for the field of ECEC and beyond.