Research Staff Interests

Ms Kerry-Jane  Moakes


Following completion of an Early Childhood Studies degree and a post graduate certificate in primary education Kerry worked in a variety of early years and special educational needs settings. Following that she worked as an Associate Lecturer on the Childhood Studies Programme at MMU. In 2007 she joined MMU and has worked extensively on the development of the early years strand of the childhood studies programme, particularly in relation to embedding students critical knowledge of child development as a key component in the development of the children's workforce.

Research Interests

Language, silence, gender, early years. As part of the New Researcher scheme I am undertaking research in relation to early years policy, the notion of 'voice' and participation and the significance of gender within the early years workforce.

Conference Papers

Moakes, K. (2010) 'Contradictions of Voice in Early Childhood.' Presented as part of symposium: The Complexities of Voice to the European Early Childhood Education Research Association, Birmingham

Powell, J. (2007) 'Developing Shared Understandings of "Appropriate Touching" with Parents and Carers.' Presented to the European Early Childhood Education Research Association, Prague

Teaching Interests

I mainly lecture on the undergraduate Childhood Studies programme where my primary responsibilities include child development and interagency collaboration.





Position/Post: Lecturer in Childhood Studies and Early Years New Researcher
Responsibilities: Childhood Studies programme including child development and interagency collaboration.
Tel: 0161-247-2084