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Supporting inclusive education through knowledge exchange

23 February 2022

Academics from the Centre for Inclusive Education (CIE) discuss the centre’s mission to develop and disseminate best practice in inclusive education.

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The panellists also talk about how their approach to knowledge exchange is supporting better outcomes for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) in a range of areas.

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Gill Brackenbury

Gill Brackenbury is Associate Professor (Teaching) and Director of the UCL Centre for Inclusive Education. Gill has over 30 years’ teaching experience in schools and higher education, including lecturing on special educational needs, language and literacy difficulties, and supporting teacher education and professional development in literacy and dyslexia. Funded by The Portal Trust and HEIF funding, Gill has led the knowledge exchange programme, “Supporting Spoken Language in the Classroom” (SSLiC) in both London and Cambridgeshire primary schools. View Gill Brackenbury's research profile.

Dr Amelia Roberts

Dr Amelia Roberts is Associate Professor (Teaching) and Deputy Director of the UCL Centre for Inclusive Education. Amelia’s research focus is on the role of university-school partnerships, in a range of contexts from supporting wellbeing, Lesson Study, autism and reducing exclusions. She is a strong advocate of knowledge exchange approaches, and as IOE’s Vice Dean for Enterprise promotes effective knowledge exchange practice across the faculty. View Dr Amelia Roberts's research profile.

Dr Jo Van Herwegen

Dr Jo Van Herwegen is an associate professor in developmental psychology and education and director of the Child Development and Learning Difficulties lab. Her research focuses on improving educational outcomes, using evidence from developmental psychology, neuroscience, and neurodevelopmental disorders. Concentrating on language, social, and number development, she examines individual differences and what cognitive abilities and strategies relate to successful performance in order to aid the development of educational training programmes. View Dr Jo Van Herwegen's research profile.

Dr Rob Webster

Dr Rob Webster has, since late 2021, been a Reader in Education at the University of Portsmouth, where he is also Director of the Education Research, Innovation and Consultancy (ERIC) Unit. Prior to that he was based at IOE from 2005, during which time he worked on some of the most ground-breaking SEND research projects of recent years. View Dr Rob Webster's website.