Meet the team
Viki Bennett Kane BA (Hons), PGCE, MA - Principal Lecturer in Early Years
Viki has 15 years of extensive experience of higher education, in the roles of Senior Lecturer and Programme Leader in early years. She led on and designed undergraduate degrees that successfully enabled students to develop their principles and academic understanding into careers with young children. She has held a range of external examiner posts.
Viki has a Master’s in Early Childhood Studies which focused on a research case study of practitioner reflections on the importance of play for young children. She has also researched the impact of higher academic engagement for teaching assistants and early years practitioners. Recently, she researched the practice of art as therapy with the charity At The Bus in order to examine the value of group based art as therapy practice for children and young people for improving their mental health.