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Professor of Early Childhood, School of Education and Communities, University of East London

Prof. Eva Lloyd joined UEL's School of Education and Communities as Reader in Early Childhood in January 2007, after spending the previous four years as Senior Lecturer in Early Childhood Studies at the School for Policy Studies at the University of Bristol, where she was director of the BSc in Early Childhood Studies.

Eva’s interest in early childhood policy and practice goes back to 1985 when she joined the Thomas Coram Research Unit at the University of London's Institute of Education, after graduating in Psychology at UEL (then NELP). She spent the next fifteen years with children's NGOs; working in policy and research for Save the Children and Barnardo's and as CEO of the National Early Years Network.

She has extensive experience of collaborating on policy research and with government officials in several countries on early childhood policy development.

Since 2020 she is a Visiting Professor at Universlity College London, attached to its Thomas Coram Research Unit.

In 2013 Eva was awarded an Honorary OBE for Services to Education.


  • –present
    Professor of Early Childhood, Cass School of Education and Communities, University of East London