Ms Kay Bennett

Lecturer in Childhood and Families Studies (CAFs)

Email address: k.bennett4@wlv.ac.uk Phone number: 01902 32 2866 Location: Walsall Faculty: Faculty of Education Health and Wellbeing School/Institute: Institute of Education Areas of expertise: Early Child Development , Working with Babies 0-3 years

About

I commenced teaching in 2007 in an FE college, teaching on the level 3 CACHE Diploma in Childhood and Education. After completing my MA in Early Childhood Education in 2013, at the University of Sheffield, I was offered and accepted a job as a lecturer teaching at the University of Wolverhampton. I commenced this role in January 2014. In this, my current post, I teach across 2 courses which are all BA degrees; Childhood Studies, Family & Community Studies. I teach on a range of modules such as Child Development, Children and Families in Society, Safeguarding and Wellbeing and Health in the Early Years. My background as a former nurse and Health Visitor have allowed me to add a health strand to educational topics and to offer a holistic view of factors that may impact upon childhood. I am also the course leader for the BA (Hons) Special Educational Needs, Disability & Inclusion Studies & Childhood and Family Studies. I am interested in aspects of social justice in education and am currently in part 2 of my EdD programme at the University of Sheffield. My research explores the experience of the black woman’s academic journey in HE.

Research interests

  • Safeguarding
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Social Justice and Education

Qualifications

  • MA Early Childhood Education, August 2013
  • PGCE  Post Compulsory Education, August 2011
  • BSc Community Health Nursing, September 2005
  • RN Dip HE (Learning Disabilities), August 1999     

Publications

Publications

  • Bennett, K. (2015) Working with Babies and Children Birth to Three by Jools Page, Anne Clare and Cathy Nutbrown reviewed in Educational Futures 7(1) 2015. http://educationstudies.org.uk/?post_type=journal&p=3676
  • Bennett, K. (2012) Concepts of Childhood: A Discussion of the Development, through History in Basu, C and Anderson-Patton, V (Eds.), Children and Childhood. Practices and Perspectives, Oxford: Inter-Disciplinary Press. ISBN: 978-1-84888-179-2
  • Bennett, K., Brown, Z., and Edwards, T. (2017) Child and young person development: Biological, environmental and interpersonal influences in, Brown, Z. and Ward, S. (ed.) Contemporary Issues in Childhood: A bio-ecological approach. London: Routledge.
  • Bennett, K., Mander, S., and Richards, L. (2016). Inclusive practice for families. In: Brown, Z. (Ed). Inclusive Education: Perspectives on pedagogy, policy and practice. Abingdon: Routledge, 48-61.
    ISBN 978-1-138-91390-5
  • Bennett, K. (2012) Concepts of Childhood: A Discussion of the Development, through History in Basu, C and Anderson-Patton, V (Eds.), Children and Childhood. Practices and Perspectives, Oxford: Inter-Disciplinary Press.
    ISBN: 978-1-84888-179-2

 

 

Conference Presentations

  • Childhood- Probing the Boundaries
  • Paper presented – “The History of Childhood” at the Global Conference, Mansfield College, Oxford - June 2011

Previous professional experience

  • Lecturer, University College Birmingham
  • Health Visitor, BEN PCT
  • School Nurse, South Birmingham NHS Trust
  • Staff Nurse, Birmingham Specialist NHS Trust
  • Staff Nurse, North Warwickshire NHS Trust

Further information

Professional qualifications and registrations e.g. BPS, RCN, CIPD, AUA, HEA (Include registration, accreditation or PIN numbers)

 

 

Expiry date

Registered Nurse              96D0601E

Register Health Visitor       96D0601E

Nurse Prescriber               96D0601E

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Currently

Dormant

 

Current appointment

 

Faculty of Education, Health and Wellbeing, Senior Lecturer in Childhood and Families (CAFs) Department also a member of the research Cluster - Childhood, Youth and Families.

My role includes the planning and delivery of a range of modules spanning across 2 BA courses, Childhood Studies and Family and Community studies.

I am the course leader for BA (Hons) Special Educational Needs , Disability & Inclusion Studies & Childhood and Family Studies.

Other duties include module leadership and other related duties such as; updating electronic systems, dissemination of marking and internal moderation; personal and academic tutor responsibilities such as monitoring student absences and giving pastoral support. Also participation in and contribution to, the development of the faculty and the university as a whole.