Dr Katherine Gulliver

Dr Katherine Gulliver

Research Assistant in Education

Plymouth Institute of Education - School of Society and Culture (Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Business)



Associate Research Fellow

Lecturer in BA Education/Foundation and Early Childhood Studies


BA Education Combined 

MA Special Inclusive Education, Erasmus Mundus

PhD Education


Professional membership

BERA - The British Educational Research Association

Roles on external bodies

Regional coordinator for Williams Syndrome Foundation, Devon and Cornwall 



Research interests

Williams Syndrome, special educational needs and/or disabilities, inclusion, participatory research methods, 

Other research

Early Education: Local Authority review of Early Years and SEND provision and support structures 2023

Co-PI for ‘Chest health through the lens of a child with neurodisability’: Arts and Health collaboration with Faculty of Health 2021-2022

Erasmus+ Child-Centred Competences for Early Childhood Education and Care: January 2021- 2022

BERA’s 2019–2020 research commission on the Early YearsCompeting Discourses of Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC): Tensions, Impacts and Democratic Alternatives across the UK’s four jurisdictions

HEIF/KEEP (Knowledge Exchange and Enrichment Programme): Plymouth Institute of Education

PACEY (Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years) – Childminder Sustainability in England and Wales: May 2019-February 2020

Nuffield Foundation – A Systematic Review of Early Years Degrees and Employment Pathways: July 2019-June 2020

Grants & contracts

£2000 Arts Health Collaboration Fund 2021/2022
£5140 Explore Award 2021/2022 in partnership with colleagues from Health, partner schools and community organisations

£750 from Williams Syndrome Foundation for travel expenses approved by the Professional Advisory Panel

£300 from University of Plymouth’s Roland Levinsky Memorial Fund Award through a competitive application process for extracurricular charity work