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Paul Drury

Paul Drury

Senior Lecturer

School of Social Sciences

Staff Group(s)
Undergraduate and Professional Education


Paul is currently joint subject leader for Special and Inclusive Education, part of the Joint Honours in Education undergraduate programme. He is the module leader for Year One module Introduction to Special Educational Needs and Inclusion and Year Three module Diversity and Inclusion. He is also module leader for Diversity and Inclusion, a Year One core module for Childhood Studies. He teaches extensively across these modules as well as having responsibility for developing and managing these courses.

Career overview

Before joining NTU in 2008, Paul was a teacher in various Special Schools and FE colleges, working with students with a variety of Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. He also ran two residential homes for adults with learning difficulties and challenging behaviour from 1996 to 2007.

Research areas

Paul’s research interests focus on issues around innovative ways to engage hard to reach learners, particularly those with SEN. He is especially interested in the use of videogames and other interactive technology as teaching tools.

External activity

Paul regularly writes article and reviews about video games for various publications, including Retro Gamer magazine and the Nottingham Post.


Richards, R., Anderson, V. and Drury, P. (2007) Responding to Learners’ Views London: Learning and Skills Network

Drury, P. (2011) Support for students with Asperger’s Syndrome at Nottingham Trent University in Research into Teaching (September 2011: Vol 1, Number 3, p4-10)

Press expertise

  • SEN
  • Inclusion and particularly the use of video games
  • Other interactive technology in promoting learning opportunities