Kerrie Lee

Kerrie Lee

Lecturer in Education with a specialism in Early Years and Early Childhood Studies

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Arts Cultures and Education
  • School of Education

Summary

Qualifications

•FdA (University of Lincoln)

•BA(hons) (University of Lincoln)

•MEd (University of Hull)

Kerrie is the Director for Student Experience in the School of Education and a lecturer in education with Early Years specialism. She is a member of the ESP research theme group and has previously worked with the Ferens Art Gallery and the development of the, Explore Art (Under 5s and Families Gallery) which received a high commendation award at the 2018 Museum and Heritage Awards for the ‘Project on a Limited Budget’ category. The link to creative expression in early years continues with work with The Herd Theatre Group in the development of the interactive shows for the under 5's 'The Last Dinosaur' and 'Counting Sheep'

Kerrie joined the University in 2009 following 12 years’ experience as an Early Years practitioner and is in the School for Education. Her previous role as the Programme Directorship of both the Foundation Degree Early Years Professional Practice 0-8s and the BA (hons) Early Childhood Education and Care (Top-Up). These programmes are designed to support working practitioners gain further qualification and are run as Blended Learning with evening provision. Kerrie has always been committed to supporting the development of Early Years workforce and has been involved in the development of all Early Years programmes at the University including producing the recent transformation of the Foundation and Top-Up degrees.

Undergraduate

Foundation Degree Early Years Professional Practice 0-8s:

Early Child Development: Theory into Practice (level 4)

BA (hons) Early Childhood Education and Care (Top-Up)

International Perspectives in Early Childhood Education and Care (level 6)

Voice of the Child (level 6)

Dissertation – (level 6)

BA (hons) Early Childhood Studies

The Wonder Years: Early Child Development 0 – 8 (level 4)

Play Matters (level 4)

Postgraduate

Creative Inquiry, Communication and Playful Learning

Early Child Development in a Global Context

Research interests

Kerrie’s research and practice interests vary, broadly focusing on:

Supporting the Early Years Work Force

Creative approaches to supporting children’s development

The use of outdoor spaces for all age ranges

Celebration of heritage and culture

Postgraduate supervision

Supervisor for undergraduate and also for masters' students individual research projects.

Awards and prizes

Nominated Finalist-UoH Employee Excellence Awards

2019

Excellence in Scholarship category

High Commendation- Museum and Heritage Awards

2018

The work alongside the Ferens Art gallery to develop the Explore Art Under 5s and Families Gallery received a high commendation award at the 2018 Museum and Heritage Awards for the ‘Project on a Limited Budget’ category.

Nominated Finalist- Sandford Education Awards

2018

The work alongside the Ferens Art gallery to develop the Explore Art Under 5s and Families Gallery was a Nominated Finalist of the Sandford Education Awards 2018

Conference presentation

BECERA 2022 Birmingham

2023

Stories in Playful Spaces

International Museum Conference 2017 Hull

2017

Freedom Festival 2017 Tent Talk Hull

2017

External examiner role

University of East Anglia

2023

Holds the role of External Examiner at the University of East Anglia partner institution CNN for the Early Childhood UG and PG provision

Newman University Birmingham

2022

Holds the role of External Examiner at Newman University Birmingham for the Early Childhood UG and PG provision

University of Worcester

2019 - 2023

Held the role of External Examiner at the University of Worcester for the Early Childhood UG and PG provision including awarding of GPS

Membership/Fellowship of professional body

ECSDN

2018

Senior Fellow of the HEA

2016

SEFDEY

2013

Scholarship role

Co-chair of the ECSDN Sustainability Group

2024

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