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Kay Heslop

Senior Lecturer

Department: Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing


 Kay Heslop, Health and Life Sciences, Northumbria University Kay Heslop is an Early Years Professional and Teacher with over 25 years experience in voluntary, independent and local authority settings. She completed her MA in Early Childhood Education at the University of Sheffield in 2006, and is currently completing her doctorate, also at the University of Sheffield. Her study is entitled, ‘What is the impact of engagement between older adults and young children in the Urban Forest School Environment?’ 








Campus Address

Manor House
Coach Lane Campus West
Newcastle Upon Tyne


  • Education EdD February 10 2020
  • PGCert June 30 2009
  • Education MA November 07 2006
  • BPhil July 13 2002
  • Early Years Professional Status EYPS 2007
  • Fellow (FHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2014
  • Fellow (FIfL) Institute for Learning (IFL) 2011
  • Life Member Early Education 2009
  • Qualified Teacher in the Lifelong Learning Sector QTLS

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Intergenerational engagement: A participatory action research study investigating the inclusion of older adults in the lives of young children, Heslop, K. 21 Feb 2019, Research Methods for Social Justice and Equity in Education , London, Bloomsbury
  • What is the impact of university work-based learning for early year's practitioners in Norway and England?, Furu, A., Heslop, K., Kaarby, K., Lindboe, I., Mpofu-Currie, L., Atkins, L. 1 Feb 2018, In: Widening Participation and Lifelong Learning


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