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  • Senior Lecturer in Education, Anglia Ruskin University. Published authority in drama & the arts for special educational needs & disability.


  • Throughout my career, I have had two professional quests: to develop creative approaches to teaching inclusively using drama and the arts wtih learners with special educational needs and disability (SEND), and to demystify these through forging a fr...More


  • Anglia Ruskin University
    • Faculty of Health, Education, Medicine and Social Care
    • Senior Lecturer in Education
    • Present


  • University of East Anglia
    • PhD
    • September 2001 to June 2004

    I was awarded a PhD by publication for my body of work in drama with learners with special educational needs and disability - thesis entitled 'Aesthetic of Anaesthetic? Drama as Pedagogy for Socially Challenged Children'. This embraced publications emerging from four action research cycles: exploring drama as a learning medium for SEND, professional development in drama (MEd - University of Cambridge, 1995), creativity and SEND, and drama as a narrative intervention for autism. My first degree was from the University of Cambridge (MA Cantab 1980, 1984).