Professor Jackie Marsh, BA (Hons), PGCE, MEd, PhD, FRSA

Photograph of Professor Jackie Marsh

Professor of Education
Tel: (+44) (0)114 222 8166
Room: 6.06, School of Education

Jackie is interested in young children’s digital literacy practices in homes, communities and early years settings. She has conducted research projects that have explored children´s access to new technologies and their emergent digital literacy skills, knowledge and understanding. She has examined the way in which parents/carers and other family members support this engagement. Jackie also has conducted a number of research projects that have explored how creative and innovative teachers have responded to the challenges of the new media age. She has evaluated a number of national projects that have aimed to develop teachers' expertise in the teaching and learning of digital and media literacy. In her more recent research, Jackie has explored changes in children’s play due to developments in media, technology and commercial cultures.



Jackie supervises EdD and PhD students in the fields of early childhood education and new literacies. She contributes to various programmes in the School of Education. Jackie enjoys draws on her research in teaching sessions, enabling students to reflect on ‘real-world’ examples, which generally reflect the complexity and richness of contemporary childhoods.


Recent Funded Projects

Other Activities

  • Chair of COST Action IS1410, ‘The Digital Literacy and Multimodal Practices of Young Children’ (DigiLitEY).
  • Faculty of Social Sciences Director of Learning and Teaching, 2013-
  • Co-editor, Journal of Early Childhood Literacy
  • Chair, UKLA/Wiley Blackwell Research in Literacy Education Award Committee 2011-
  • Member of ESRC Peer Review College

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