Dr Jackie Musgrave is Associate Head of School with responsibility for Learning and Teaching in the School of Education, Childhood, Youth and Sport (ECYS) in the Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies at the Open University. She leads on Academic Conduct in the School and co-chairs the Faculty wide Academic Integrity Implementation group.
Jackie is a Principal Fellow of AdvanceHE
In July 2021, Jackie was appointed Associate Head of School for ECYS, leading on learning and teaching.
Jackie completed her MA in Early Childhood Education and Doctor of Education at the University of Sheffield. Jackie's research explores issues relating to the health of babies and children, reflecting her previous professional experience as a general and paediatric nurse.
Jackie moved into teaching in Further Education in 1996 and gained extensive experience as course leader for the Foundation Degree in Early Years, developing her understanding of pedagogical approaches to including students in their learning as part of the widening participation agenda. Jackie had 5 very happy years at the University of Worcester, as course leader for the BA (Hons) Early Childhood Professional Practice degree, and then extended her knowledge and experience of academic leadership as Assistant Head of Centre for Children and Families.
Jackie joined the OU in 2017, as Programme Lead for the Early Childhood degree, then she took on leadership of Education Studies (Primary) degree in 2018. before taking on her current role in August 2021
Jackie's doctoral and post-doctoral research brings together her interests in early childhood education and child health. Her research has explored how early years practitioners support the health of young children in early years settings, this research has culminated in 2 sole-authored books published by Supporting Children's Health and Wellbeing (Sage 2017) and Health and wellbeing for Babies and Children: contemporary issues (Routledge 2022).
Jackie is currently conducting research into Children's Health Promotion.and with Professor Jane Payler has written the Early Childhood Health Promotion: A Toolkit for Early Childhood Education and Care Practitioners - this is a to support practitioners working with babies and children involved in improving and supporting their health in pre-school settings. Please email Jackie for a FREE copy of this resource, which was funded by WELS research firstname.lastname@example.org
Jackie's research is inspired by practitioners and their expereince in caring and educating babies and young children. She welcomes opportunities to supervise doctoral students in areas relating to early childhood educaiton and care, especially health-related research.
Besides her deep interest in teaching matters relating to children's health and wellbeing, Jackie is interested in teaching contemporary issues in early childhood education, such as professionalism, practice-based learning and research methods, Her scholarship research reflects her commitment to finding ways to support students in developing the skills of good academic conduct.
Jackie is co-chair of the Early Childhood Studies Degree Network (ECSDN), a national organisation and she was appointed joint Vice-Chair for the Research and Knowledge Strategy in 2017, The aims of the R and E aspect of the ECSDN are:
To build a coherent and supportive strategy for developing and sharing research amongst member institutions
To seek opportunities to publicise research undertaken by member institutions, maximising its impact and raising the profile of the research and the ECSDN
Advocate for ECSDN research to inform policy and practice in the sector
Jackie contributed to the Early Childhood Studies degrees Quality Assurance Agency Benchmark statement revision in 2022 https://www.qaa.ac.uk/docs/qaa/sbs/sbs-early-childhood-studies-22.pdf?sfvrsn=91acdc81_2 and authored part of the Early Childhood Graduate Practitioner Competencies which are part of the ECS Benchmark Statement.
Jackie is part of the organising committee for the International Conference on Education Quality (ICEQ) which is hosted by the Ibn Zohr University in Agadir, Morocco.
‘Early childhood studies is more than a degree; it is an experience’: undergraduate students’ motivations, professional aspirations and attributes (2023-08-28)
Lumsden, Eunice and Musgrave, Jackie
International Journal of Early Years Education ([Early Access])
Proposing a model for promoting Children's Health in Early Childhood Education and Care Settings (2021)
Musgrave, Jackie and Payler, Jane
Children & Society, 35(5) (pp. 766-783)
Including Children with Chronic Health Conditions in Early Childhood Education and Care Settings (2020-06-01)
Musgrave, Jackie and Levy, Rachael
Journal of Early Childhood Research, 18(2) (pp. 159-173)
The role of practitioners in supporting children's health and wellbeing (2018-04)
Parenta(41) (pp. 12-13)
Educating the Future Educators: the quest for professionalism in early childhood education (2010-12-01)
Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 11(4) (pp. 435-442)
Health and Wellbeing for Babies and Children: Contemporary Issues (2022-11-04)
ISBN : 978-1-032-18623-8 | Publisher : Routledge | Published : Abingdon
Supporting Children's Health and Wellbeing (2017-03-27)
ISBN : 9781473930315 | Publisher : Sage | Published : London
Early Years Placements: A Critical Guide to Outstanding Work-based Learning (2015-03-09)
Musgrave, Jackie and Stobbs, Nicola
ISBN : 9781909682658 | Publisher : Critical Publishing | Published : Northwich
The Use of Observations in Early Childhood Research (2019-07)
In: Brown, Zeta and Perkins, Helen eds. Beyond the Conventional: Using innovative methods in early years research. (pp. 188-201)
ISBN : 9781138389502 | Publisher : Routledge | Published : Abingdon
Reflexivity in Research (2019)
In: Brown, Zeta and Perkins, Helen eds. Beyond the Conventional: Using innovative methods in early years research.
Publisher : Routledge | Published : Abingdon
Utilising strengths in families and communities to support children’s learning and wellbeing (2018-11-15)
Prowle, Alison and Musgrave, Jackie
In: Cheeseman, Sandra and Walker, Rosie eds. Pedagogies for Leading Practice.. Thinking About Pedagogy in Early Childhood Education
ISBN : 9781138577428 | Publisher : Routledge | Published : London
Supporting Children's Health and Wellbeing Masterclass Interview (2018-02)
In: Brodie, Kathy ed. Interviews from the SAGE Early Years Masterclass 2018 (pp. 52-62)
ISBN : 978-1-52644-622-0 | Publisher : Sage | Published : London
Introduction in Studying for Your Early Years Degree: skills and knowledge for becoming an effective practitioner (2017)
In: Musgrave, Jackie; Savin-Baden, Maggi and Stobbs, Nicola eds. Studying for Your Early Years Degree: skills and knowledge for becoming an effective practitioner (pp. 1-9)
ISBN : 9781911106425 | Publisher : Critical Publishing | Published : St Albans
Studying for Your Early Years Degree: Skills and knowledge for becoming an effective early years practitioner (2017-03-01)
Musgrave, Jackie; Savin-Baden, Maggi and Stobbs, Nicola
Musgrave, Jackie; Savin-Baden, Maggi and Stobbs, Nicola eds.
ISBN : 9781911106425 | Publisher : Critical Publishing | Published : St Albans
Supporting children with chronic medical conditions in the Early Years Foundation Stage: a case for discrimination? (2014-11)
In : TACTYC 2014 Conference and AGM (1 Nov 2014, Birmingham, UK)
Does our preparation of early years students for work-based learning (WBL) align with practitioners’ expectations? (2014)
Stobbs, Nicola and Musgrave, Jackie
In : TACTYC 2014 Conference Successful Pedagogy: Advocating for strong evidence to support early learning (1 Nov 2014, Birmingham, UK)
Research Brief: working in partnership with parents to create inclusive environments for children, aged 0-3 years, with chronic health conditions: parents’ perspectives (2013-11-01)
In : TACTYC Conference & AGM 2013 - The Early Years Continuum: Exploring And Valuing High Quality Practice And Research In Early Years (01-02 Nov 2013, Birmingham)
How Do Practitioners Create Inclusive Environments For Children With Chronic Health Conditions? An Exploratory Case Study (2014-03)
edd thesis University of Sheffield
Where measurement stops: A review of systematic reviews exploring international research evidence on the impact of staff qualification levels in ECEC on the experiences of, and outcomes for, children and families. (2022-01-31)
Josephidou, Joanne; Rodriguez-Leon, Lucy; Bennett, Stephanie; Bolshaw, Polly; Musgrave, Jackie and Rix, Jonathan
TACTYC, United Kingdom.