Yukiyo Nishida

After Yukiyo Nishida completed her doctoral study at the Department of Education in 2007, she worked at the Institute of Education (IOE), University of London(now UCL Institute of Education, University College London) as a research assistant.

In 2010, she was appointed as Honorary Research Fellow at the Early Childhood Research Centre, Roehampton University. From 2010 to 2013, Yukiyo conducted several comparative research studies on history and contemporary early childhood practice and policies. In 2014, she moved to Australia and was employed by the University of New England as a lecturer.

Research experiences in the UK had afforded her the opportunity to visit schools and analyse education policy, education systems, and curriculum in the various countries not only in the UK, but also in Europe and Asia. These experiences provided Yukiyo with extensive exposure to a range of education systems, curriculum and policies in diverse social, economic, political and cultural context.

As an OES Country Champion for Australia (New South Wales), Yukiyo would like to focus on these four areas:

  • connecting with and working closely with fellow Country Champions, particularly for promoting OES in the Pacific and East Asia Region and organising inter-countries networking or visits;
  • establishing networks and organising events for fellow alumni and members of OES in Australia as well as in the Pacific Rim region using various learning technologies (i.e. videoconferencing);
  • liaising between the Department and Oxford Education Society with the University of New EnglandĀ  as well as the other universities in Australia and additionally in Japan where I is originally from;
  • organising OES events in Australia, such as seminars, visits and social gatherings.

So as to meet these objectives, she would employ a number of strategies, such as:

  • establishing networks and building good working relationships with fellow OES country champions via email and social networking sites;
  • developing comparative and collaborative joined future research projects;
  • setting up communicative networks for OES members based in both Australia and Japan;
  • establishing networks or coordinating visits between members of the department and OES with staff and students from Australian universities;
  • organising meet-up events for members based in Australia on a regular basis.

Yukiyo believes that her work experience in the UK, Japan, and Australia would be favourable towards fulfilling these goals. She has developed much of the experience and many of the qualities necessary to enable her to make an effective contribution to OES as a country champion for Australia, while she would also gain greatly from such an opportunity to develop and extend her experience of connecting people.

If you would like to get in touch with Yukiyo, you can email her at yukiyo.nishida@une.edu.au