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Dr Charlotte Jones

profileSenior Teaching Fellow

Early Years Programmes

charlotte.e.jones@warwick.ac.uk

Room WCE1.6, Centre for Lifelong Learning, Westwood Campus


Dr Charlotte Jones is a Senior Teaching Fellow on the Early Childhood programme at the Centre for Lifelong Learning. Charlotte’s background is in early childhood and she has a particular passion for the Arts in early years, identity, creative practice and drama, and theatre education. Following her BA (Hons) degree in Early Childhood Studies that she completed here at Warwick, Charlotte then pursued her PhD in Education. For her PhD, Charlotte explored the policy to practice context of male professionals within early childhood education and care, which involved examination of gender, life histories and the attitudes, values, and beliefs of professionals in early childhood. Charlotte has recently rekindled her connection to drama and theatre by undertaking her MA in Drama and Theatre Education.

As a Senior Teaching Fellow, Charlotte runs a number of modules across the Early Childhood programme here and has a particular passion for supporting student progression and achievement. In terms of areas of interest in relation to her teaching, Charlotte is particularly interested in notions of student/practitioner voice, identity, and intuition.

Publications and Conference Contributions

Yardley, L., Aubrey, C., Clibbins, J., Lowe, R., Jones, C. and Blackburn, C. (2012) Common Assessment Framework: Children and young people’s satisfaction survey. Wolverhampton City Council: Integrated Working Team.

Jones, C. (2012) Challenging the Status Quo: Men in Childcare. Early Years Educator. November, 2012: 38-44.

Aubrey, C., Jones, C., Lowe, R. and Blackburn, C. (2012) Common Assessment Framework: Children and young people’s satisfaction survey. Centre for Research in Education Conference. July, 2012. Birmingham City University.

Jones, C. & Kinsella, V. (2012) Mind the Gap. Centre for Research in Education Conference. July 2012. Birmingham City University.

Jones, C. & Kinsella, V. (2012) Learning Conversations: student and academic partnership as a catalyst for student engagement. SRHE Annual Research Conference. Newport: Wales.

Jones, C. (2012) Challenging the Status Quo: Men in Childcare. Poster Presentation. RESCON: Birmingham City University.

Jones, C. (2012) The policy-to-practice context of male professionals in early childhood education and care in England. TACTYC. The International Conference Centre: Birmingham.

Aubrey, C. & Jones, C. (2013) Vulnerable Children and Their Views on Professional Services That They Receive. 2013 AERA Annual Meeting: San Francisco, CA.

Jones, C. (2013) A Policy-to-Practice Study of Male Professionals within Early Childhood Education and Care in England. BERA 2013 Annual Conference. University of Sussex.

Jones, C. (2013) Where are all the men? Men in Childcare: Challenging the status quo. Children’s Centre Leader Reader.

Jones, C. (2013) ‘Between the time that you are born and the time that a man goes into childcare…at what point is he influenced towards it?’ The career trajectories of male practitioners within early childhood education and care in England. TACTYC. The International Conference Centre: Birmingham.

Jones, C. (2013) “I was once asked in an interview ‘how would you get away from the disadvantages of being a man teaching in a nursery?’” Centre for Research in Education Conference. July 2013. Birmingham City University.

Jones, C (2013) A policy-to-practice study of male professionals within early childhood education and care in England. Centre for Research in Education Conference. July 2013. Birmingham City University.

Jones, C. (2016) ‘…For the love of children and the joy of childhood’. The values, beliefs and reported practices of male practitioners within Early Childhood Education and Care in England. Journal of Early Childhood Research. 14(4).

Aubrey, C., Jones, C., Lowe, R. and Blackburn, C. (2017) The Regulated Child. In Owen, A. Childhood Today (eds). London: Sage Publications.

Jones, C. and Aubrey, C. (forthcoming) I mean, why wouldn't men be involved?' The life histories of six male practitioners working within early childhood education and care in England. Journal of Early Childhood Research.

Jones, C. and Aubrey, C. (forthcoming) A Day in the Life of a Male Early Childhood Education and Care Practitioner. International Journal of Early Years Education.