Jackie Marsh is Professor of Education at the University of Sheffield, UK. She is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. Jackie has led numerous research projects engaging children, teachers, parents and children’s media industry partners in research on young children’s play and digital literacy practices in homes and schools (e.g. the ESRC-funded project ‘Technology and Play’ - http://www.techandplay.org). Jackie is Chair of COST Action IS1410, DigiLitEY, a European network of 35 countries focusing on research in this area - http://digilitey.eu (2015-2019). She is currently leading a 7-country project on makerspaces in the early years - MakEY http://makeyproject.eu (2017-2019) funded by the EU Horizon 2020 programme. Jackie has published widely in the field, and is a co-editor of the Journal of Early Childhood Literacy.