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Dr Jacky Tyrie

Dr Jacky Tyrie

Lecturer in Early Childhood Studies, School of Education

Telephone number

+44 (0) 1792 602161

Email address

Research Links

Office - 979
First Floor
Talbot Building
Singleton Campus


Dr Tyrie is a Lecturer of Early Childhood Studies at Swansea University School of Education. Jacky has worked for 10 years as HEI lecturer and researcher, with posts in Cardiff Metropolitan University and Swansea University. Jacky’s research explores early childhood from sociological and geographical perspectives and focuses on research around children’s rights within early childhood care and education settings. 

Jacky is a national leader in children’s rights and co-ordinates the Children’s Rights in Early Years Network (CREYN). The CREY Network draws together, academics with policy makers, NGO’s and practitioners to share knowledge and work together. Having completed her PhD in 2010 examining children’s access to their rights in Wales and the impact of gender on access to rights, Jacky then developed her research focusing of researching children’s rights in Wales and rights to play more specifically.

Dr Tyrie has published articles around rights within some of the following journals The International Journal of Children’s RightsThe British Journal of Sociology and theWales Journal of Education. Jacky has been principal investigator on the following projects ‘Home Based Support: Pop in and Play’ and ‘Participation in Early Education’. Jacky is currently exploring ways of examining young children’s ‘lived’ experiences of human rights.

Areas Of Expertise

  • Children’s rights
  • Participation in early years
  • Sociology of childhood
  • International childhoods
  • Gender equality in the early years
  • Research with children