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Katherine Austin

Lecturer in Early Childhood Studies

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Katherine Austin

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Katherine began her career as a primary school teacher. After graduating from the Univeristy of Brighton in 1995 with a PGCE (Early Years) she taught in Sussex for ten years. In 2005, Katherine began teaching part-time at the University of Chichester on Initial Teacher Training programmes and delivered modules relating to the teaching of literacy, professional practice and early childhood studies. Katherine also contributed to the Foundation degree in Arts and Education and supported students in placements in Early Years settings and Schools. Katherine joined University of Suffolk as a full time lecturer in August 2013.

Teaching Responsibilities

Course Leader for the BA/ BA(Hons) Early Learning
Module Leader for Play and Learning, BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies
Module Contributer: Foundation degree in Early Years Practice Dissertation Supervision

Research Interests

Katherine has a Masters degree in English Education from the University of Roehampton (2013). Her research interests focus on children's development of language and literacy through creative teaching approaches. Katherine is particularly interested in working in partnership with arts practitioners in developing children's literacy. Katherine is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.