Senior Lecturer in Special Educational Needs and Inclusion
Kerry co-leads the Special Educational Needs and Inclusion strand of the Joint Honours Programme. She teaches across all three years of the programme and offers module leadership for the Year Two modules. She also teaches on the MA in Education programme, delivers the qualitative research methods workshops for students on the Professional Doctorate programme, and supervises student research at MA and doctoral level.
Previous roles have included:
- Classroom Teacher
- Educational Psychologist
- University Researcher.
Kerry's professional interests focus around:
- inclusion (how learning environments and classroom programmes can be organised and managed so as to enhance the learning and well-being of all students)
- social justice and human rights in education, in particular, in relation to issues of gender, ethnicity, disability and sexuality
- at risk youth (truancy, exclusion, substance abuse, self-harming, teenage pregnancy)
- catering for the needs of socially, emotionally and behaviourally challenging students
- catering for the needs of learners with specific learning disabilities.
Her doctoral research explored the educational inclusion / exclusion of pregnant and mothering teenagers.
Kerry is currently working with a primary school on a small-scale action research project to evaluate a recently established nurture group.