Junior Learning is a family owned and operated business and was founded by Duncan Milne and his wife, Anna Kirschberg, to establish synergies across the fields of toy design and educational publishing.
Dr Duncan has a PhD in education from Auckland University, New Zealand and is alumni of Harvard University, USA. He has authored numerous journal articles, books, resources, games, toys, apps and appcessories in education and psychology. He has travelled all over the world providing teacher training, conference presentations and advising governments. He served on the executive council of the British Educational Suppliers Association for five years, two of these years as Chairman of the Special Needs Group. Dr Duncan also gave the key note address at UNESCO’s World Dyslexia Forum in Paris, and volunteers his time as director of Tools for Literacy at Dyslexia International.
Anna was recently selected for the EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women's Programme in 2014, and is currently completing a Masters in Commercialization and Entrepreneurship. She also has an MSc in geography from Auckland University, New Zealand. She has written several children’s stories and books for teaching reading acquisition and comprehension. She also owns a number of patents and trademarks for educational concepts. Anna has experience and expertise in project management and heads product development and marketing at Junior Learning.
"Play is the highest form of research." - Albert Einstein