Dr. Mildred Warner's research explores the impact of privatization and devolution on local government and
the role of human services (especially child care) as part of the social infrastructure for economic development.
Dr. Warner is a Professor in the Department of City and Regional Planning at Cornell University. She has a Ph.D. in Development Sociology and a Masters in Agricultural Economics from Cornell University, and a BA in History from Oberlin College.
Recent work by Dr. Warner:
The agreed speakers are a senior civil servant, Ann Gross, who is Director of the Early Years and Special Needs Group at the Department for Education and Professor Helen Penn. The topic is governmental regulation of childcare businesses in Europe and England. Helen Penn has compiled an extensive report on this for the EU, while the DFE intends to put out a consultation on early education and childcare regulation issues this autumn.