Staff Profiles

Professor Mary Wild


Professor of Child Development & Education

School of Education

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Professor Mary Wild

Phone number: +44 (0)1865 488357


Location: HAR B2.05

Mary was Head of the School of Education having previously been Principal Lecturer (Student Experience), Senior Lecturer in Child Development and Education, and Subject Coordinator for Early Childhood Studies. Prior to joining Oxford Brookes University she completed her DPhil at Oxford University, researching the impact of ICT on children's early literacy.  She has taught across a range of courses for practitioners and professionals in early years, including the BA Hons degree in Early Childhood Studies, the PGCE , the Advanced Early Years Specialism, MA Childhood Studies and  doctoral level supervision. Mary is a qualified teacher with experience in both the primary and early years sectors and a member of the British Psychological Society,  the British Educational Research Association and UCET. She is a member of the National Strategy group for the Early Childhood Studies Degree Network and a patron of the Reading Quest Charity.

Consultancy includes a review of children's attitudes to reading for the Beanstalk reading charity (2013),  a review of developmental literature (ages 0-5) for the DCSF (Evangelou et al, 2009), researching the establishment of a new PEEP initiative in the Republic of Ireland, (Wild & Mitchell, 2009),the design & evaluation of a Survey on Parenting Skills for UNICEF Turkey (2008) in association with The Centre for Learning Behaviour, and an Evaluation of the National Bookstart Programme (2007)