Kerry Fletcher

Kerry Fletcher

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Education/Academic qualification

  • Master of Arts, University of York

    Social Research

  • PGCE, University of Huddersfield

    Post 16 PGCE, Subject specialism: Early Years

  • Bachelor of Arts, York St John University

    Children, young people and families

Biography

Kerry began her PhD at Leeds Trinity University in 2017. Her PhD study is entitled ‘Young Fathers’ Experiences in Higher Education’ and is an investigation of the positive and negative aspects of young student-fathers experiences at university and how they change over time. She studied for an MA in Social Research at the University of York and for her research dissertation she looked at the experiences of men working in the Early Years sector. Other qualitative research projects she has been involved in include an evaluation of Home Start intervention on families, and an investigation into the use of community music with looked after children, both with research teams from York St John University.

Kerry has worked in the education sector for over 16 years in various roles, including Early Years Practitioner, Teaching Assistant, Early Childhood Studies Tutor, Student Mentor, and Study Skills Tutor. She currently works with babies and leads a team of baby room practitioners in a private day nursery.

 

Awards

Kerry completed her BA (hons) Children, Young People and Families in 2013.  She was awarded the Dissertation Prize for her dissertation project entitled ‘Friends, Foes, Fame, and Followers: Young people’s experiences and perceptions of Facebook’. She also received the Children, Young People and Families Programme Prize and the Vice Chancellor’s Medal from the University’s Department of Education and Theology.