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Dr Kate Breeze

Profile summary

Professional biography

I have enjoyed a long relationship with Open University having achieved my BA(Hons) Open in 1998 and working as an Associate Lecturer since 2005.

I am a professionally trained youth worker and have experience of working in the voluntary and statutory sectors, and further education.

I have worked in Higher Education since 2003 teaching Youth and Community Work at Bradford College and the University of Cumbria

I am responsible for tuition delivery in the School of Education, Childhood, Youth and Sport, and am the School Academic Lead for the Student Support Team.

I am a strong advocate for student voice and am a factulty EDI champion.

Research interests

I gained my PhD from Lancaster University researching work with young people and their families through outdoor education. I continue my commitment to participatory research with children and young people through my membership of the OU Childrens' Research Centre. I am the academic lead on the CRC Pracitioner Research Award for students.

My scholarship interests include developing students as researchers, closing awarding gaps, and online tuition development.

Teaching interests

Research with children and young people


Creating playful spaces for collaborative development of online teaching capacity (2021)
Breeze, Kate and Holford, Naomi
Journal of Perspectives in Applied Academic Practice, 9(2) (pp. 91-100)