Justine Howard, PhD

Justine Howard, PhD

British Academy Bilateral Research Chair

Justine Howard, PhD, is a Chartered Psychologist and Developmental and Therapeutic Play Specialist. She currently holds a British Academy Bilateral Research Chair that brings together Swansea University, BRAC Institute of Governance and Development (BIGD), and BRAC Institute of Educational Development (IED). She is leading this project that aims at enriching the education and development of children affected by crisis and conflict through play, in the context of humanitarian aid. She has a wide range of practitioner experience in various contexts. She also acts as a play consultant and trainer for educational, recreational, and therapeutic service providers. Additionally, she has spent a number of years researching the role of play in supporting children’s emotional health and development. Dr Howard is also an Associate Professor of Child Research in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at Swansea University where she lectures and supervises students at Masters and PhD levels. She has published numerous books, book chapters, and journal articles in the field of play and child development and is widely considered an expert in the field.


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The bilateral chair application involves Swansea University and two institutes within BRAC University, BIGD, and BRAC IED (BRAC Institute of Educational Development). BIGD has a small but growing portfolio of research on psychological and mental health as an instrument for socio-economic development. BIGD and BRAC IED teams will work closely in partnership on the design and content development for the website. We intend to investigate key features of successful long-standing research websites and the websites of relevant organizations and to communicate with our intended audience from the onset.