Dr Yuwei Xu is an Assistant Professor in Education and Teacher Development at the University of Nottingham. Previously he has held academic positions at the UCL Institute of Education and the University of Portsmouth; and has been a Convenor of the BERA Early Career Researcher Network (2015-2021). 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 associate editor for Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, and an editorial board member for British Educational Research Journal. In addition to being a BERA council member, Yuwei is also membership lead on the executive committee of Gender and Education Association.