Workshop Leads

Find out who attended #MITEY18

Dr Finn Mackay

Dr Finn Mackay is a Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the University of the West of England, Bristol, UK. After a varied career in youth work with boys and young men and then education policy on domestic abuse prevention and anti-bullying, Finn returned to academia and completed her PhD in the Centre for Gender & Violence Research at the University of Bristol.


Founding the London Feminist Network in 2004 and being part of reviving the London Reclaim the Night march, Finn has long been involved in feminist activism in the UK and is a regular writer and media commentator on women’s rights. She is the author of ‘Radical Feminism: Activism in Movement’ published by Palgrave. Finn lives in Bristol with her wife and young son and one middle aged cat”

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Dr. Deborah Price

Deborah Price works as a lecturer and trainer for The Open University and Working with Others. During her career she has worked as a lecturer in early years in higher and further education, an Ofsted inspector, playworker, primary teacher and youth worker.

She has co written four books: on leadership, LGBT awareness, gender awareness and assertion techniques – all based in early years practice and published by Routledge. Most recently she has written ‘A Practical Guide to Gender Diversity and Sexuality in the Early Years’ published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

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David Wright

David Wright is the owner of Paint Pots Nurseries, at Southampton based group of Early Years settings. Alongside this, he is an advocate for Men in Early Years. In this capacity, he is active in the promotion of and support for a more balanced-gender Early Years workforce. David is one of the founders of the local support group Southampton Area Men in Early Years (SAMEY) who organised the first ever UK national Men in Early Years conference in 2016.


He has contributed to British Government advisory groups on gender-balance in the Early Years workforce. David is an international speaker on Men in Early Years, a regular contributor to Early Years publications and online media, and the UK representative to the leadership team of the World Forum working group on Men in Early Childhood Education.

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Interview with David Wright
Interview with David Wright