Rebecca Aberton

Doctoral Researcher

Rebecca Aberton, Doctoral ResearcherCurrent Status

PhD (full-time): third year.

Research Topic

Policy from a practice perspective: A case study investigating the influence of policy in the context of a Children’s Centre

Research Summary

This inquiry investigates how policy is navigated and understood by a group of practitioners working in a Children’s Centre. An understanding of the national policy shaping and governing these public services as well as an understanding of practice provides the boundaries to this case study of policy implementation.

The aim of this study is to further our understanding about both what policy is and what it does when the intentions and actions of Government intersect with the realities of practice.

Research Interests

  • Early Years Education and Care in England
  • Performativity and policy enactment
  • Interpretive policy analysis

Research Supervisor

Dr Marion Bowl



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