Lily is a third-year Ph.D. student in Education in the Human Development, Learning and Teaching strand. Her research interests centre on understanding the contextual factors that influence children's early social-emotional development, with a particular focus on the conceptualisation, operationalisation and measurement of the emotional environments of early childhood education contexts. Currently, she works as a Research Assistant to Professor Stepahnie Jones, and on the Early Learning Study at Harvard (ELS@H).