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Our Research

This list includes some of the research within our subject area:

  • Prof Liz Atkins (Social justice, social class and in/equality in educational contexts
  • Dr Dawn Benson (Disability studies, inclusive education)
  • Dr Jane Davies (Teaching methods, teacher education, primary education)
  • Dr Charmaine Agius Ferrante (Inclusive education: the education of disabled children, developmental education, early intervention, disability studies)
  • Dr Mel Gibson (Comics, graphic novels, manga, children’s literature, picturebooks and media)
  • Dr Irenie Lowry (First and second language acquisition; syntax)

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