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Associate Professor Claire Penketh

Disability Studies
0151 291 3090
Liberal Arts, Education and Social Sciences

I am Head of Department for Disability and Education and core member of the Centre for Culture and Disability Studies (CCDS). My research examines the intersection of disability and education with a particular focus on art and design education and the role of disability arts in the lives of young disabled people. I am Joint Co-editor of the International Journal of Art and Design Education and a member of  the National Society for Education in Art and Design (NSEAD) and the International Society of Education Through Art (InSEA). I have published in a number of international peer reviewed journals including Disability & SocietyInternational Journal of Art and Design Education (iJADE), Journal of Education Policy, Journal of Social Theory in Art Education and International Journal of Inclusive Education. Books include a monograph based on my PhD research 'A Clumsy Encounter: Drawing and Dyspraxia' and a co-edited volume Avoidance in the Academy with my colleague, Professor David Bolt. My current research explores Special Educational Needs as a context for Art and Design education. I have also contributed chapters to Changing Social Attitudes Towards Disability edited by Professor David Bolt and  Learning to Teach Art and Design in the Secondary School edited by Lesley Burgess and Nick Addison. I am currently engaged in the Cultural Education Research Initiative (CERI) with Curious Minds and DaDaFest.