Before training to become an educational psychologist, Kiv occupied a variety of support roles in both mainstream and special schools, supporting children with a range of special educational needs. He has also spent time working as an English Teacher in Argentina and a support worker for homeless young people in Manchester.
Kiv began the Doctorate in Educational and Child Psychology at the University of Manchester in 2020, and has since worked in a range of educational psychology services across the North West, supporting children and young people from Early Years to Post-16 with a wide variety of needs. In his professional practice, Kiv enjoys using a range of psychological approaches whilst prioritising principles of social justice, inclusion and the participation of children and families in decisions and processes that affect them.
Kiv’s doctoral thesis focuses on promoting community cohesion in schools; it is a participatory action research project engaging educational psychologists across the North West to create a community cohesion training resource to use with schools.