• 132 Citations
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20052019
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Laura is a Senior Lecturer in Early Childhood Education at Charles Sturt University, in the School of Education. Laura earned her doctorate in Human Development and Family Sciences, with a focus on early childhood, at The University of Texas at Austin. Laura has taught early childhood subjects at The University of Texas and Charles Sturt University in child guidance, early childhood curriculum, research in early childhood, leadership and management, environmental sustainability in early childhood, relationships and pedagogy in early childhood and child development. Laura was also was a lead teacher of infants and toddlers at the University of Texas Lab School, and has worked as a parent educator for a community health organisation. Laura's research focuses on supporting parent-child and teacher-parent relationships, child guidance and environmental sustainability in early childhood. Laura has a specific interest in the birth – two educational sector.

Education/Academic qualification

Human Development and Family Relationships, PhD, The University of Texas at Austin

Human Development and Family Relationships, M.A., The University of Texas at Austin

Psychology, B.A., The University of Texas at Austin

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Research Output 2005 2019

A systems approach to examining children’s opportunities for outdoor risky play: Parents and educators as gatekeepers

McFarland, L. & Laird, S., 2019, (Accepted/In press) International Research Handbook on Childhood Nature: Assemblages of Childhood and Nature Research. Cutter-Mackenzie, A., Malone, K. & Barratt Hacking, E. (eds.). Switzerland: Springer

Research output: Book chapter/Published conference paperChapter (peer-reviewed)

1 Citation (Scopus)
Victoria
Communication
Health
childhood
educator
human resources
electronics
interview

Co-development of an educator reflection and assessment tool for children under-3

Linda, H., Mulhearn, G., Janus, M., Wong, S., Elwick, S., McFarland, L. & Williams, K., 2018.

Research output: Other contribution to conferencePresentation only

Convergence of multiple perspectives on achieving optimal early childhood environments for development and learning for children under 3

Janus, M., Harrison, L., Mulhearn, G., Sumsion, J., Wong, S., Elwick, S., McFarland, L. & Williams, K. E., 2018.

Research output: Other contribution to conferencePoster

Prizes

government office
family research
childhood
Teaching
learning
family research
childhood
learning
community
education
family research
childhood
learning
community
education