Katherine Austin

Lecturer in Early Childhood Studies

+44 (0)1473 338722
School of Social Sciences and Humanities

Katherine holds an undergraduate degree in English Literature, postgraduate degrees in Early Years (QTS) and Learning and Teaching in Higher Education. Katherine has ten years’ experience of teaching in Primary Schools within Sussex and has previously lectured in Initial Teacher Training at the University of Chichester, within the area of primary language and literacy. Katherine’s Master’s degree is in English Education.

Katherine joined the University of Suffolk in 2012 as Course Leader for the BA (Hons) Early Learning Progression route. Katherine currently leads and teaches on a range of modules across the Foundation Degree in Early Years Practice and leads practice-based modules on the BA (Hons) Early Learning Progression route.



Inclusive Practice

Supporting Play and Learning

Early Learning Practice

Child-Centred and Therapeutic Interventions in the Early Years


Katherine’s primary research interest is in creative arts pedagogies within education, creative arts therapies and children’s counselling. Katherine is a Registered Play and Creative Arts Therapist and had developed course modules relating to therapeutic approaches at Undergraduate level.

CPD - Introductory courses in Therapeutic Play skills for Teaching Assistants (partnership schools in Suffolk)

Membership of the Higher Education Academy