Diana Harris BEd, GDip, GDip, MA

Senior Lecturer, Early Years

Diana Harris is a Senior Lecturer for Early Years in the School of Education at the University of Greenwich.

Diana's education specialised in nursery and infant age teaching, with experience of working in nursery and primary school settings before moving to lecturing within further education (FE) colleges as course leader on aspects of childcare (Levels 1-5).

Diana joined the university in 2006, as a senior lecturer and leader on Foundation degree (FdA) Montesoori Early Years. She was also involved in the validation process for BA Hons Early Years, Foundation Early Years, and Foundation Supporting Teaching & Learning programmes, as well as part of a small higher education team that introduced FdA for teaching assistants.

Diana has subsequently moved to lecture on BA Hons Early Years and MA Early Childhood programmes. She is also a Link tutor for partner colleges' Early Years and Education degrees.

She has also written and piloted a fast track level 3 course in childcare for a National Awarding group, and initiated and led an inaugural training course for childminders for a Local Authority.

Responsibilities within the university

  • Senior Lecturer in Early Years
  • Link tutor


  • External examiner: BA Hons Childhood in Early Years; FdA Young Children's Learning and Development

Research / Scholarly interests

Her academic interests focus on pedagogical approaches to working with children in early years and the promotion of the agency of the child.