Dr Mine Conkbayir has been and remains utterly committed to spreading the word about the importance of neuroscience in child development.

This Commitment to her pedagogy is manifested in a number ways; she is a successful published author, a PhD researcher, a sought-after speaker at conferences and events, and she runs regular online webinars focussed on Self-regulation and other scientifically informed approaches to Early Years provision.

Events & Webinars

Mine is passionate about getting her message out to as many people as possible, and as part of this mission she presents regular events and webinars on this and related topics.

These always include highly respected guest speakers; recent events have featured Dr Janet Rose, Stu Evans, Julie Harmison, Charlotte Davies, Sharon Skade, the inspirational Lemn Sissay and of course Mine herself.


Dr Mine Conkbayir is the author of two significant works on early childhood:

Early Childhood Theories and Contemporary Issues (2014, 2nd ed 2021)

Early Childhood and Neuroscience: Theory, Research and Implications for Practice (Jan 2017), which achieved the High Commendation award in the Best Professional Book category of the Nursery World Awards 2017.

She is also a regular contributor to magazines, journals and blogs, with a long list of articles to her name.

Early Childhood and Neuroscience (2nd Edition)by Mine Conkbayir - cover

Self Regulation

While Dr Conkbayir has long been an advocate of the crucial importance of Self-regulation in child development, it is only in recent years that it has been added to the EYFS.

To help as many Early Years practitioners as possible learn how to embed Self-regulation into their practice Mine has developed a range of online resources to help you learn all about this vital tool in the EYFS toolbox!