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Dr Sue Kitchin

Associate Professor
Faculty of Health, Education and Social Care
ARU Peterborough
Areas of Expertise:
Education and teaching
Research Supervision:
Courses taught:

Sue has worked in education as a teacher, practitioner, researcher and academic for the past 30 years.

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Sue’s teaching career started over 30 years ago, in primary schools in Hampshire and Dorset, before moving to Cambridgeshire where she taught across the age phases.

In 2010, Sue took the opportunity to move to teaching in higher education. Since then she has led a number of teacher education courses. Currently, Sue teaches on a variety of courses including the PGCert Learning and Teaching (HE) and BA Primary Education Studies in Peterborough, as well as supervising doctoral students.

Research interests
  • Inclusive education
  • Creativity in education
  • Social justice
  • Ed Doctorate thesis title: Enabling children to thrive through a school’s holistic approach: a case study
  • Masters in Education (Equality)
  • BSc (Hons) Psychology
  • PGCE (Primary Education with QTS)
Memberships, editorial boards
  • Senior Fellow, Advance HE
  • External examiner, Chichester University Primary ITT Programme
Selected recent publications

Kitchin, S. (2018). The case of Inclusion and Progress. Childhood Remixed, pp.96-114.

Recent presentations and conferences

Kitchin, S. (2019). Supporting children to thrive in Education Paper presented at BERA Conference.

Current research (2022). Research is being undertaken as a team to consider the impact of co-creating a simulated primary classroom on student confidence of the role of the teacher as a reflective practitioner. An application is being made to present at Advance HE (2023) Learning and Teaching Conference.