Associate Professor Nikolay Veresov

Faculty of Education, Monash University, Australia

Contact details:

Tel: +61 3 990 44638

Email: nikolai.veresov(at)


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Dr. Nikolay Veresov is an Associate Professor in Early Childhood at Faculty of Education, Monash University, Australia.


Academic roles:


International Research in Early Childhood Education (IRECE) journal – Co-editor in Chief

Early Childhood Academic Community, Faculty of Education, Monash University – Deputy Head

Child and Community faculty Research group, Faculty of Education, Monash University – leader

"Perspectives in cultural-historical research" Springer international book series - co-editor






Nikolai has an experience as a day care centre and kindergarten teacher (1987-1991) and secondary school teacher (1982-1987). He has got his first PhD degree in Moscow in 1990 and started his academic career in Murmansk (Russia) as a senior lecturer (1991-1993) and the Head of Department of Early Childhood (1993-1997). The second PhD was obtained in University of Oulu (Finland) in 1998. From 1999 to 2011 he had been affiliated to Kajaani Teacher Training Department (Finland) as a Senior Researcher and the Scientific Director of the international projects. He published 5 books and over 60 articles available in 9 languages. His area of interests is development in early years, cultural-historical theory, genetic research methodology.

Research & Supervision Interests

    • child development,
    • cultural-historical theory,
    • cultural-historical research methodology in Early Childhood


Candidate of psychological sciences
Institution: Moscow pedagogical State University, Russia
Year awarded: 1991
Institution: University of Oulu, Finland
Year awarded: 1998