Innovation in Early Childhood Development

Monash University Expert Researchers

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Professor Kim Cornish

Director, Turner Institute for Brain and Mental Health, Head of School, School of Psychological Sciences, Monash University, Sir John Monash Distinguished Professor

Professor Cornish’s work has been lauded for advancing research knowledge and developing new approaches to treating pervasive cognitive deficits in children with vulnerable brain development.

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Professor Marilyn Fleer

Foundation Chair in Early Childhood Education and Development, Monash University, Kathleen Fitzpatrick Australian Laureate Fellow

Professor Fleer researches early childhood play with a focus on inquiry in science, engineering and technologies. Using digital methodology framed through cultural-historical theory, her Laureate Fellowship investigates how families and teachers create conditions for children’s conceptual thinking in play-based settings.

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Professor Rod Glover

Professor, Monash Sustainable Development Institute

Rod Glover is an economist who supports leaders to achieve large-scale innovation at the level of systems and societies. Rod is an experienced policy leader, having worked across all sectors and at the highest levels of policy and politics. His wide array of policy roles include Deputy Secretary (Innovation and Projects) in Victoria’s Department of Premier and Cabinet, and Senior Adviser to an Australian Prime Minister.

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Professor Michael Mintrom

Director, Better Governance and Policy, Monash University

Michael is professor of public policy at Monash University. He is a globally-recognised authority on public policy and policy analysis and chaired a taskforce on early childhood education for the New Zealand government, creating An Agenda for Amazing Children.

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