Dr Sue Kitchin

Course Leader

Faculty:Faculty of Health, Education, Medicine and Social Care

School:Education and Social Care

Location: ARU Peterborough

Areas of Expertise: Education and teaching

Research Supervision:Yes

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


At the start of her career, Sue worked as a primary school teacher in Hampshire and Dorset before moving to the Peterborough area, where she again taught in primary schools.

During her time as a teacher, Sue developed an interest in the impact on learners of effective collaboration with the wider workforce in supporting children's learning. She worked with staff in schools on a variety of programmes, supporting continuing professional development, before taking on the role of PGCE Primary Pathway Leader (Peterborough) at Anglia Ruskin University when the course was launched in 2009.

Research interests

  • Inclusion
  • Equality and diversity
  • Impact of working with the wider workforce
  • Special educational needs


Sue's areas of teaching, at undergraduate and postgraduate level, include inclusion, pedagogical approaches to teaching and learning, special educational needs and work-based learning.


  • BSc Psychology, Plymouth University
  • PGCE (Primary), Bath Spa University
  • Masters in Education (Inclusion and Diversity), Open University
  • EdD thesis title: 'Enabling children to thrive through a school's holistic approach: a case study'

Memberships, editorial boards

Senior Fellow, Higher Education Academy