Dr Gerardine Neylon is lecturer and coordinator of the Masters of Teaching (Early Childhood Education) at the Graduate School of Education in the University of Western Australia.
She has lectured in both policy and pedagogy in Early Childhood Education and Care. She has revised the Masters of Teaching (Early Childhood Education) to meet new standards set out by Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA).
Prior to working in the university she has worked in developing pre-school services in both urban and rural areas in the west of Ireland. She has been inspired by the Reggio Emilia, Nordic and HighScope pre-school methods which she has seen in action in Europe, Norway and the United States.
Her research has measured quality of services catering for children before they attend formal school. She is keen to advance the continued professional development of those who work directly with young children. She has also made major contributions to policy development.