Michal Perlman is a Professor of Applied Psychology and Human Development at the University of Toronto. She is also cross-appointed at U of T's Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy. Michal studies interactions between parents and children and between siblings in families with young children. She also studies issues related to quality in early childhood education and care (ECEC) including how it should be defined and measured as well as the links between different aspects of ECEC program quality and child outcomes. Dr. Perlman has worked with different levels of government to explore how ECEC quality measurement can be used for monitoring and quality improvement purposes. She is also studying how education systems need to adapt to support children for the changing nature of work due to disruptive technologies as part of the Future Skills Lab at the University of Toronto. Michal’s work has been published in a variety of peer-reviewed journals and practitioner/policy-oriented outlets. Her research has been funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the McCain Foundation and a host of other government organizations and foundations.