Edward Melhuish

Edward Melhuish, Prof.

Prof. Edward Melhuish is Professor of Human Development at the Department of Education, University of Oxford. Melhuish’ research interests are in understanding social and communicative development from birth to adulthood including environmental influences through the use of longitudinal studies. Other interests include: Early childhood education and care (ECEC), parenting, child poverty and disadvantage and the linking of child development and social policy. He is Principal Investigator of the large-scale longitudinal study Effective Provision Preschool Education (EPPE) in England.

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Barnekow, V., Jensen, B.B., Currie, C., Dyson, A., Eisenstadt, N. and Melhuish, E. (Eds.) (2013). Improving the lives of children and young people: Case studies from Europe: Volume 1. Early years. Copenhagen: WHO Regional Office for Europe.

Melhuish, E. (2016). Provision of quality early childcare services: Synthesis Report. Brussels: European Commision.

Melhuish E, Barnes J. (2012).Preschool programs for the general population. Melhuish E, topic ed. In: Tremblay RE, Boivin M, Peters RdeV, eds. Encyclopedia on Early Childhood Development [online]. Montreal, Quebec: Centre of Excellence for Early Childhood Development and Strategic Knowledge Cluster on Early Child Development; 2012:1-7.

Melhuish, E. (2014).  The Impact of Early Childhood Education and Care on Improved Wellbeing.  In British academy “If you could do one thing...Nine local actions to reduce health inequalities”.  London: British Academy.

Melhuish, Edward and Ereky-Stevens, K. and Petrogiannis, K. and Ariescu, A. and Penderi, E. and Rentzou, K. and Tawell, A. and Slot, P. and Broekhuizen, M. and Leseman, P. (2015) A review of research on the effects of Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) upon child development. CARE project; Curriculum Quality Analysis and Impact Review of European Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC). Technical Report. European Commission.

Melhuish, E. (2016). Longitudinal research and early years policy development in the UK. International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy, 10:3, DOI: 10.1186/s40723-016-0019-1.