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Yinka Olusoga is a historian of childhood and education in the School of Education at the University of Sheffield. Herr research focuses on the discursive construction of children and childhood in the educational policy, political debate, art and popular culture, in the present and in the past.

Kate Cowan is an early years specialist researching children’s play and communication from a multimodal perspective. Based at UCL Knowledge Lab, her research covers areas including literacy, creativity and digital technologies. Kate’s work also involves developing multimodal methodologies, video-based methods and participatory approaches with children. 

In this week’s podcast Yinka and Kate are interviewed by BERA Chief Executive Nick Johnson, on how children’s play has changed over the pandemic and how children have adapted.

In this Episode

Yinka Olusoga, Dr

Lecturer at University of Sheffield

Dr Yinka Olusoga is a lecturer in education and Course Director of the BA in Education, Culture and Childhood at the University of Sheffield. Her research and teaching focus on discourses and histories of childhood, play and education. She...

Kate Cowan, Dr

UCL

Kate Cowan is an early years specialist researching children’s play and communication from a multimodal perspective. Based at UCL Knowledge Lab, her research covers areas including literacy, creativity and digital technologies. Kate’s work...

Nick Johnson

Chief Executive Officer at BERA

Nick has been the Chief Executive Officer at BERA since April 2012. He has a considerable background of management and advising on strategic direction in organisations concerned with public policy. Between 2004-7, he was the Director of Policy...