Pete has a PhD in Childhood Studies and currently teaches modules on children’s rights, perspectives on play and therapeutic work with children on an MA Developmental and Therapeutic Play and MA Childhood Studies programmes. In addition, Dr King is module lead for research methods on both undergraduate and postgraduate courses.
Dr King has a background in education, gaining his PGCE in 1996, however his professional practice has been in children’s recreational time which includes the use of school space outside of the school curriculum. Peter researches and teaches in Play Theory and Practice, Researching Childhood and Perspectives on Play. His publications are directly related to the Welsh context and research has been undertaken in South Wales Local Authorities. He 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.