Dr Marco Antonio Delgado-Fuentes

Senior Lecturer in Childhood

Marco an the University's Atrium


Education, Childhood and SEND


College of Arts, Humanities and Education


Institute of Education




Kedleston Road, Derby Campus




I am a Senior Lecturer in Childhood, which means I work across various undergraduate and graduate programmes, mainly at the MA in Education, PED and PhD in Education programmes. I also conduct research studies in international early childhood education and services and recently also on the cultural dimensions of play.

Currently, I am a member of the Scientific Advisory Group for the Development of Early Childhood Education in Mexico (MEJOREDU), an acknowledgement of almost 30 years of research in this field. I am also one of the convenors of the "Children and Childhoods" BERA Special Interest Groups.

In the past, I have been an advisor to UNICEF, the Inter-American Development Bank, the Mexican Ministry of Education and other agencies.


Teaching responsibilities

I teach issues related to the Rights of the Child, policy development, international perspectives on services for early years, social involvement in services, learning theories and social research methods.

Professional interests

I am interested in teaching, researching and policymaking with a Right to Education perspective, particularly on the cultural relevance when dealing with ethnic minorities. 

Research interests

I am interested in social involvement in services for children, families and communities; policy development under the perspective of the Rights of the Child, the Right to Education and the Right to Participate; and the international development in intercultural services. 

Membership of professional bodies

I am a member of


Recent conferences

I have presented keynotes, seminars and symposia at a range of different conferences and universities. Recently I have spoken at the OMEP conference, Prague, EERA in Budapest, and other events in the UK, Mexico, and El Salvador. 

International experience

I have taught in various universities in Mexico and the UK. I have been an advisor to UNICEF, The Inter-American Development Bank,  and the Mexican Ministry of Education.

I have been a consultant for the Iberoamerican States Organization, the World Bank, the National Institue for Educational Research INEE, and other Mexico and El Salvador organisations.

Recent publications

For my most recent research, follow my Academia.edu profile and my ORCID page 

Recently the new site Bloomsbury Education and Childhood Studies has been launched (April 2019) and I am one of the regional editors specifically for the sections of Childhood and Early Childhood Education.