I’m a freelance writer and researcher, focusing on how people learn to understand moving-image media. After teaching in London schools, I worked at the British Film Institute from 1979 to 2007, including 8 years (1999-2006) as Head of Education. My main aim was always to develop good practice in media education and to advocate its importance as an entitlement for all learners. My interest is now focused on how children begin to learn about moving-image media, before they are three years old. I completed my PhD on this topic at UCL Institute of Education, London, in 2018, using embodied cognition approaches to develop new ways of understanding very young children’s engagements with films and television.