Dr Peter King

Dr Peter King

Senior Lecturer, Education

Telephone number

+44 (0) 1792 602314

Email address

Research Links

Available For Postgraduate Supervision


Dr Pete King has a PhD in Childhood Studies from Swansea University and is the programme manager for the MA Developmental and Therapeutic Play and MA Childhood Studies Programmes.  Pete’s research has been published both nationally and internationally and current book, ‘The Play Cycle:  Theory, Research and Application’, incorporates both current theory and research of the Play Cycle.

Areas Of Expertise

  • Play
  • Playwork
  • Childhood Studies
  • Research Methods
  • Mixed Method Research

Career Highlights

Teaching Interests

Teaching interests are play, playfulness and playwork and research methods.


Current research is the professionalisation of playwork, the use of the Play Cycle as an observational tool and how playwork can be considered as keyworking.

Recent research is adults understanding of the Play Cycle and postgraduate perceptions of using lecture capture to support their study skills.