Dr Megan Gibson, as an early childhood educator, brings together rich professional experience and theoretical understandings. She has worked extensively in education, including lower primary and kindergarten /preschool. For over 10 years Megan was the Director of a long day care centre, where she worked with a dynamic team of educators to lead pedagogical and operational growth. Working at Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in early childhood teacher education, for the past 12 years she has prepared emerging graduates for the exciting, challenging and complex work in the field.

Alison Stone is an educator with over 25 years experience working in Child Care and schools and a PhD candidate at the University of Tasmania. Alison has developed a range of programs over the past 15 years that focus on empowering parents, increasing social capital within local communities, literacy programs and programs that aim to increase social and emotional development skills for children aged 6-12 years. Alison is a strong advocate for children and families.