Dr Pete King has a background as a professional play worker and a PhD in Childhood Studies. He currently teaches modules on children’s rights, perspectives on play and therapeutic work with children on a range of courses at Swansea University. His research focuses on Play Theory and Practice, Researching Childhood and Perspectives on Play.
Dr King is interested in re-establishing early years practitioners as play professionals and the factors influencing children’s perceptions of choice within their free play activity.
Pete King’s publications: swansea.ac.uk/staff/human-and-health-sciences/allstaff/p.f.king/
Dr Shelly Newstead:commonthreads.org.uk/playwork-theory.html
Pete King (Editor) and Shelly Newstead (Editor) Researching Play from a Playwork Perspective (Advances in Playwork Research) (2019)amazon.co.uk/Researching-Playwork-Perspective-Advances-Research/dp/0367178621/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1540904509&sr=8-1
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