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Julie Kent

Julie Kent

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer

School of Social Sciences


Julie is course leader on the BA (Hons) Childhood Studies degree.

Since joining NTU in 2013 she has completed her PGCHE and has become a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Career overview

Before joining the teaching team  at NTU she was Manager and Lead Practitioner in a phase two Sure Start Children's Centre ( five years – 2008-2013) where she completed the NPQICL. Prior to this Julie worked as a Speech and Language Therapist in the NHS for 20 years (1987-2008).

Research areas

Julie’s research focus is in speech, language and communication. Julie is currently supporting a Nottingham Institute of Education small scale research project with Nottingham Institute of Education partners, practitioners from Loughborough University Nursery who are investigating the impacts of a recent communication project which they have undertaken. The findings from this project were presented at the TACTYC conference in November 2016.

Julie is also undertaking research within the Nottingham Institute of Education in relation to undergraduate engagement and transition into HE.

External activity

Julie is a qualified trainer for the Early Language Development Programme as well as a qualified Makaton Regional Tutor.