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Mary Hodson

Senior lecturer


I am currently senior lecturer on and co-course leader of the BA(Hons) Top Up degree in Early Years, a course which enables student to top a relevant foundation degree up to a BA(Hons).

I am also Professional Lead for Partnership and Employer Engagement, working closely with the School of Education's partner colleges in London and Surrey who deliver foundation degrees in Early Years, Leadership and Management and Special Educational Needs and Inclusive Practice on Kingston University's behalf.

Before working in Higher Education, I was a primary school teacher for a number of years and prior to that I was a Registered Mental Nurse, working in the community as part of a Community Mental Health Team.


  • MA in Child Centred Interprofessional Practice
  • Qualified Teacher Status
  • BA(Hons) Education in Context


My research interests include:

Exploring the identity of Early Years Practitioners

Suicide and Self-Harm in Schools project

Safeguarding training for NQTs

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