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Dr Jacqueline Harding
Director Tomorrow’s Child.
Founder: Institute of Maternal and Child Health:
Senior lecturer: Middlesex University
Advisor to numerous TV shows: Peter Rabbit; Clangers; Ruff Ruff Tweet and Dave; Teletubbies.
Steering group member 1001 Critical Days In UK Parliament: 2016
European Parliament speaker on children’s media
Frequently invited on Sky News and ITV to comment on children’s affairs
Children’s author and author of many books about children
Former BBC Education Editor; Head teacher and Government consultant
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