Dr Marco Antonio Delgado-Fuentes

Senior Lecturer in Childhood


Education, Childhood and SEND


College of Arts, Humanities and Education


Institute of Education




Kedleston Road, Derby Campus




I am a Senior Lecturer in Childhood. This means I work across various undergraduate and graduate programmes. I also conduct research studies in the area of international early childhood education and services.

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 researching this field.

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.

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 the Mexican Council for Educational Research COMIE and BERA.


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 and other events in the US, Mexico, and El Salvador. I have also represented the UNICEF as advisor.

International experience

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

I have been a consultan for the Iberoamerican States Organization, the World Bank and other organizations from Mexico and El Salvador.

Recent publications

For my most recent research, follow my Academia.edu profile

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.