Conferences and Events

European Early Childhood Education Research Association (EECERA) Conference

Thessaloniki, September 2019

The GenderEYE team travelled to Thessaloniki to take part in the 2019 EECERA Conference. Professor Jo Warin and Dr Joann Wilkinson presented a paper on men ‘s experiences of single sex support in early years education.

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Scottish Funding Council & Scottish Government and Skills Development 

Men in Early Years Seminar

Stirling, September 2019


On 26th September Professor Jo Warin took part in an event organised jointly by the Scottish Funding Council and Scottish Government and Skills Development on men in early years education in Scotland. For more information on the Scottish Funding Council’s work on men in early years education please click here.


Fatherhood Institute Conference

‘Creating a Father-Inclusive Southend-on-Sea’

June, 2019

Dr Joann Wilkinson gave a talk on the GenderEYE research project at the Fatherhood Institute conference in Southend-on-Sea.

For many information on father-inclusive programmes and events please visit the Fatherhood Institute


Gender and Education Conference Portsmouth, June 2019

The GenderEYE team presented a paper at the GEA Conference 2019 on the benefits and drawbacks of single-sex support for men working in early years education.

For further information on the conference please click here.


Mudiad Meithrin Conference
April 2019

Dr Joann Wilkinson spoke at an event organised by Mudiad Meithrin; a voluntary organisation which provides Welsh-medium early years care and education. You can read her blog here.


Mayor of London ‘Equal Play’ Event
October 2018

Dr Joann Wilkinson introduced our project at this event in City Hall, London, which aimed to tackle the question: “What does gender equality mean in childhood?”

Research shows the importance of play in shaping children’s aspirations. The event explored the evidence and showed how adults across all sectors can be champions in challenging gender bias in children’s toys, books and activities.

Equal Play Conference

Present at the event were members of the advertising, manufacturing, publishing and retail industries as well as representatives from parent groups, education, early years providers, government and children’s charities.

The Mayor, Sadiq Khan, has claimed that he wants to tackle gender stereotyping early so every child can reach their full potential. This event was part of his flagship #BehindEveryGreatCity campaign.