- Job title: Lecturer in Deaf and Inclusive Education
I am the programme leader for the MA Deaf Education and teacher of the deaf mandatory qualification and Deputy Programme Leader for the MA SEN programme . My research interests focus on deafness, learning, language, pedagogy and children’s learning experiences. My PhD investigated deaf students’ learning experiences in mainstream secondary schools from the perspective of the teaching assistants who work with them.
I have wide experience of working with deaf children, their families and deaf education practitioners. I have worked as a mainstream primary teacher and a teacher of the deaf in a variety of different settings. I coordinated the Education programme at The Ear Foundation and provided educational consultancy for the National Deaf Children’s Society.