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Department of Disability and Education

Overview

‌Disability and Education is one of four departments within the Faculty of Education. Comprised of academics with established reputations in learning, teaching and research, the department is recognised for its work amongst national and international networks of Disability Studies scholars.

The department aims to challenge and change all aspects of dehumanising practice, fully acknowledging the lives and experiences of people who are disabled. Our work is informed by interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approaches drawn from experience in literary and cultural studies, social work, speech therapy as well as primary, secondary and tertiary education.

The department is internationally recognised for leading research in literary and cultural representations of disability. This is a distinctive element that enables academics and students to promote change in social and cultural attitudes towards disability. Our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes include insights from this cutting edge research in Disability Studies. These are employed to inform understandings of special educational needs, disability and inclusion within educational settings. Our degrees offer rigorous and critical approaches to the study of disability and education and are underpinned by a clear commitment to promoting social justice.

Studying with us will enable you to develop your capacity to understand and develop research and practice in disability and education. Throughout the three years of an undergraduate study, you will critically examine the historical, socio-political and contemporary understandings that have led to the current system of Special Educational Needs and inclusion both in the UK and worldwide.

Dr Claire Penketh, Head of Department

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Department Staff
Dr Owen Barden

Dr Owen Barden

Senior Lecturer in Disability and Education

bardeno@hope.ac.uk

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Dr David Bolt

Associate Professor

boltd@hope.ac.uk

Marie Caslin

Dr Marie Caslin

Lecturer in Disability and Education

caslinm@hope.ac.uk

0049 Dr Ria Cheyne

Dr Ria Cheyne

Lecturer in Disability and Education

cheyner@hope.ac.uk

David Feeney

Dr David Feeney

Lecturer in Disability and Education

feeneyd@hope.ac.uk

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Dr Ana Be Pereira

Lecturer in Disability and Education

pereira@hope.ac.uk

Laura Waite

Dr Laura Waite

Lecturer in Disability and Education

waitel@hope.ac.uk

Ella Houston

Ella Houston

Professional Tutor in Disability and Education

houstoe@hope.ac.uk

Irene Rose

Irene Rose

Network of Hope Tutor in Disability and Education

rosie@hope.ac.uk

Publications

Digital culture and educationDisability avoidance and academyjournal of educationDisability and SocietyDisability studies handbookAestheticsChanging attitudes

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