Senior Lecturer in Early Childhood Education Studies
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Eleni Kanira is a PhD graduate of the University of Warwick and a Senior Lecturer in Early Childhood Education at Birmingham City University. She trained and worked as an Early Years teacher, co-ordinator and consultant in various Primary schools and Early Years centres and as a drama teacher in schools and Theatre spaces.
Her research interests draw on classical psychoanalytic theory and more recent research in child development as well as the uses and applications of drama as an impetus for children’s meaning-making in play and across the curriculum.