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Yan Zhu, Dr

Lecturer in Education Studies at University College London

Yan is the ECR Regional Rep for the South East.

Yan is a Lecturer in Education Studies at University College London. Yan was a Teaching Fellow in Childhood Studies and Programme Leader for MA Childhood Studies at the University of Leeds after she gained a Ph.D. in Social Policy at the University of Edinburgh in 2019. Yan’s doctoral research explored the complexity and diversity of Chinese children’s understandings and practices of peer friendships in the context of a rural primary boarding school. Yan completed her MA in Sociology at the University of Warwick in 2013 and MSc Childhood Studies at the University of Edinburgh in 2015. Yan’s undergraduate was BA in Sociology from Wuhan University in China. Yan is an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and a member of the following academic associations and research centres/networks: British Educational Research Association (BERA); British Sociological Association (BSA); Centre for Research on Families and Relationships (CRFR, University of Edinburgh); Childhood and Youth Studies Network (University of Edinburgh); Inclusion, Childhood and Youth Research Centre (University of Leeds); The Centre for Research in Early Childhood (REACH, Bath Spa University)

Yan Zhu's contributions

ECR Coffee Hour – Spring 2024

This BERA ECR Network’s coffee hour gave the opportunity to find out more about the ECR Network and its activities as well as getting to know a little more about the team behind it. There were...

Past event13 Feb 2024

ECR Coffee Hour

Come along to the BERA ECR Network’s coffee hour during which time you’ll have the opportunity to find out more about the ECR Network and its activities as well as getting to know a little...

ECR coffee hour

Past event20 Sep 2023

The ECR Journey: From inspiration to impact

This ECR Conference celebrated the journey of “becoming” an educational researcher. It was an opportunity to celebrate and disseminate small and big successes in ECRs’ journey from research...

The ECR Journey: From inspiration to impact

Past event24 May 2023

ECR Coffee Hour

Come along to the BERA ECR Network’s coffee hour during which time you’ll have the opportunity to find out more about the ECR Network and its activities as well as getting to know a little...

ECR coffee hour

Past event20 Feb 2023

ECR Coffee Hour

Come along to the BERA ECR Network’s coffee hour during which time you’ll have the opportunity to find out more about the ECR Network and its activities as well as getting to know a little...

Past event29 Jun 2022