Published 12.04.2023
by Kids’ Own

Leah Russell announced as Researcher on our Early Years Project


Our Early Years Project in Dungarvan is well under way and continues to work with Traveller children and their parents/guardians in play-based creative arts projects.  We are delighted to announce Leah Russell as the researcher on this project.

Leah will explore and measure the impact of the project with participants. We hope that the research from this project will positively impact, inform, and add to current research in the Early Years sector and that it will bring the learning from this project to a wider, national audience, so that it may inform ongoing work addressing inequality in this area.  

About Leah Russell

Leah Russell is an Adjunct Assistant Professor in Early Childhood Education and Care at Progressive College and National College of Ireland. Leah has a BA (Hons) in Early Childhood Education and Care and an MA in Education (Early Years). She also has extensive knowledge and practical experience working in Early Years Education. Prior to lecturing, Leah worked as Early Years Programme Co-ordinator with Preparing For Life an intervention project, funded by Tusla and with Better Start the National Early Years Quality Development initiative. She is one of just a handful of people in Ireland who hold The Growing Brain training qualification and one of only two people in Ireland who hold the Gold Standard award in Sustained Shared Thinking and Emotional Well-being. Leah’s main area of interest is Children’s Rights and The Role of Relationships in Nurturing Young Children’s Holistic Development.

Read more about our Early Years Project in Dungarvan here