Research Fellow in Early Years and Teacher Education at UCL Institute of Education
20 Jun 2019
Dr Yuwei Xu is a research fellow & lecturer in teacher and early years education at the UCL Institute of Education, and a Convenor of the BERA Early Career Researcher Network. With a PhD in gender and early childhood studies gained from the University of Glasgow, Yuwei’s research interests include gender and men’s participation in early childhood education and care (ECEC), child agency, 0-3 curriculum, child-centred pedagogy, parenting and family relationships, play-based pedagogy, and teacher professional development. He is an editor for Children & Society journal, an assistant editor for Early Years: An International Research Journal, and an editorial board member for British Educational Research Journal. Yuwei recently edited a special issue on ‘Beyond gender binaries: pedagogies and practices in ECEC’, together with Jo Warin and Martin Robb. He is also membership lead on the executive committee of Gender and Education Association, external examiner at the University of Derby, and PhD advisor at the University of Queensland and Durham University.