Associate Professor Pauline Lysaght is the Associate Director of Early Start, an exciting initiative that aims to engender social change through education. Early Start's focus is on investing in the earliest years of life to ensure that all children have a sound foundation for development. Pauline has a background in educational psychology as well as a commitment to equity and social inclusion. This is evident through her approaches to improving access to higher education for students who are traditionally under-represented and is reflected in her research with students from diverse backgrounds. She has a particular interest in the transition and engagement experiences of these students once they attend university.