Oke, Dr Meera

Lecturer in Early Childhood Education



Key Responsibilities at NCI

  • Lecturing and Directing the Honours degree programme in Early Childhood Education, Department of Learning and Teaching


  • PhD in Human Development
  • MSc in Child Development and Family Relations

Academic Experience

  • Taught and developed programmes at undergraduate and post graduate levels for over 25 years. Early career in India and later in the Republic of Ireland. 

Industrial Experience

  • Workshops on communication and parenting with personnel in the IT sector in India. 

Research Interests

  • Play, Teacher training in Early Years development and Education, Adolescence and Adoption. 

Recent Funding

  • Funding received from Tata Trust for researching the impact of Early childhood component of the Integrated Child Development Scheme in India. 

Professional Body Membership

  • Member EECERA (European Early Childhood Education Research Association)
  • Member IACCP (International Association of Cross Cultural Psychology)
  • Member ISSBD (International Society for the Study of Behavioral Development)
  • Member OMEP (Organization Mondiale pour l'Éducation Préscolaire)

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