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PhD projects

Inclusive Education; Practice-based research in Teaching and Learning; Philosophy of Education

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Current teaching activities and interests

Critical Issues in Education

Philosophy of Education

Inclusive Practices



I studied Fine Art and University College Falmouth before going on to work with children and young peoiple with special educational needs and disabilities as an Art Teacher in specialist settings.  I studied for a MAsters in Fine Art at Winchester School of Art, staying with the Univeristy of Southampton to complete my PhD in 2011.  My doctoral thesis was concerned with Deleuzean theory in relation to research carried out in, through and with art practice.  I was Post Doctoral Researcher at the Institute of Education, Univeristy College London until 2016.  During this time I worked to explore connections between my doctoral research and my ongoing practice as a teacher and SEND specialist.  Before joining UWS, I worked as a Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Coordinator (SENDCo).  I was also an Educational Consultant, supporting learning communities with all areas of inclusion and diversity, including supporting students with SEND and issues around gender diversity and LGBTQIA+.  

Area of academic expertise - outline

Inclusive Education; Philosophy of Education; Practice-based Research Methodologies.

Current research activities

Learning from the Outside; perspectives on theories and concepts of learning from positions of exclusion.

Radicle Inclusion:  What Plants Can Teach Us About Education.  Project exploring learning and inclusion through Critical Plant Studies, botany and philosophy

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality


  • B Philosophy (General)
  • Philosophy of Education
  • Deleuzean Theory
  • L Education (General)
  • Inclusion
  • SEND
  • Autism


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