Personal profile


MA Education Leadership and Management, Roehampton University (2012)

BA (Hons) QTS Primary Education and Physical Education, University of Surrey Roehampton (2004)


Kirsty is an experienced educator and leader, having worked in a range of contexts in the U.K. from the early years through to the primary years. She currently works as a primary school teacher and as the Head of Education for a charity. Her Master's degree researched leadership and management in Early Childhood. 

Kirsty is a part-time PhD Professional student. Her research is concerned with gender stereotypes and the perceptions of leaders in education. 

Research interests

Early Childhood Education

Primary Education

Leadership and management 

Gender equality

Gender stereotypes 

Boyhood and masculinities 


External positions

Head of Education , Lifting Limits