Stacy Randall

Senior Lecturer & Course Leader

Faculty:Faculty of Health, Education, Medicine and Social Care

School:Education and Social Care

Location: Chelmsford

Areas of Expertise: Education and teaching

Research Supervision:Yes

Stacy has expertise in Early Years Education, working with children and families aged 0-7 years. Stacy is a qualified Social Worker and has a specific interest in leadership and management, safeguarding children, continuous professional development and lifelong learning. Having over 30 years’ experience in education she feels passionate about ensuring every child has the best childhood possible.



Stacy has tutored, assessed and mentored students in Higher Education since 2018. Stacy has a breadth of knowledge and skills to bring to her role.

Experience includes the role of Deputy Director for a National Children’s Charity, the operational responsibilities for Children’s Centres across West Essex, overseeing contracts for Young Carer projects and Prison Visitor Centres, Mentoring Programmes and other bespoke services.

As well as this Stacy worked in the children and families assessment team at a Local Authority until taking up a full time role at Anglia Ruskin University.

At all times she keeps the child at the centre of her work, ensuring the child’s voice is heard. Her varied experience and involvement in the early years industry has led to an interest to ensure the early years workforce is recognised for the important part they play in society, through education and continued research.

Research interests

  • Early years and education
  • Leadership
  • Safeguarding children in education
  • The Reggio approach and learning
  • Continuous Professional Development

Stacy is a member of the Cluster for Education Research on Identities and Inequalities (CERII)  


Stacy teaches on the BA(Hons) Early Childhood Studies and the Foundation Degree Early Years and Education, along with supervising undergraduates with their final year major projects. Stacy provides support to students throughout their studies.


  • Working towards an Educational Doctorate, Anglia Ruskin University
  • PGCert Higher Education (Completion date January 2023)
  • MA Early Years Professional Practice
  • Early Years Professional Status
  • BA(Hons) Educational Studies
  • Foundation Degree Early Years and Education
  • PGDip Social Work
  • National Professional Qualification in Integrated Centre Leadership

Memberships, editorial boards

  • Social Work England