Professor Hazel Lawson
Director of Education, Special and Inclusive Education.

External responsibilities

Competitively won research fellowships

ESRC TLRP Meeting of Minds Fellowship 2007-8

External doctoral examining nationally and internationally

Thesis examination

PhD, University of South Australia Workplace social capital of employees with an intellectual disability in a supported workplace May 2014.

PhD, University of Birmingham ‘The best of both worlds’ or ‘a compromise policy’? Co-location as a form of educational placement for pupils with special educational needs November 2013.

PhD, Brunel University Exploring the provision of children with special educational needs within Kenyan primary schools June 2013.

PhD, Leeds University Piloting inclusive education in Ghana: Parental perceptions, expectations and involvement May 2013.

EdD, University of Bristol Grappling with Grey: Stories and Conversations Questioning the Interpretation of a Woman’s Distress July 2012.

EdD, Open University Special needs and primary initial teacher education: the student learning experience in schools and college January 2012.

EdD examination, University of Edinburgh Supporting pupils with additional support needs in mainstream settings: the views of pupils March 2010.

PhD examination, University of Birmingham The implications of labelling children and how leadership determines outcomes and shapes inclusion January 2009.

PhD by publication examination, University of Northampton Cultural Dissonance and Racism as salient risk factors in the engagement and retention of Gypsy Traveller students in Secondary Education April 2008.

EdD examination, University of Birmingham Asymmetries of Power and Competence and Implications for AAC: Interaction between adults with severe learning disabilities and their care staff, June 2007.

External examination appointment

University of Southampton, EdD January 2013-

University of Birmingham, EdD Educational Disadvantage and Special Educational Needs, 2008-2012

Journal and book series Editorships and Editorial board membership

Research Section Editor, British Journal of Special Education 2005-2011

Major awards, Prizes and Honorary degrees, including election to national and international learned societies

Winner of UKLA/ Wiley-Blackwell Research in Literacy Education Award 2013.

Lawson, H., Layton, L., Goldbart, J., Lacey, P. and Miller, C. (2012) Conceptualisations of literacy and literacy practices for children with severe learning difficulties Literacy 46, 2, 101-108 http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1741-4369.2011.00603.x

Research-based contributions to practitioner and academic conferences

Lawson, H., Jones, P. and Manwaring, J. (2013) Pedagogical learning and decision-making when teaching students with severe intellectual disabilities. Paper presented at ECER, Istanbul, September 2013.

Lawson, H., Norwich, B. and Nash, T. (2012) Initial teacher education and school based activities: pedagogical decision making and special educational needs. Paper presented at ECER, Cadiz, September 2012.

Lawson, H., Norwich, B. and Nash, T. (2012) Personalised teaching in initial teacher education:
School based activities and special educational needs.
Paper presented at International Inclusive Teacher Education Research Forum (IITERF) 2012 Symposium at University of South Florida, 12-16 February 2012.

Norwich, B., Lawson, H. and Nash, T. Personalised teaching in Initial teacher education: school based activities and special educational needs. Paper presented at EARLI, Exeter 30 August – 3 September 2011.

Lawson, H. (2010) Personalisation and person-centred approaches: interpretations for children and young people with severe and profound and multiple learning difficulties. Paper presented at Inclusive and Supportive Education Congress (ISEC), Belfast 2-5 August 2010.

Lawson, H., Waite, S. and Boyask, R. (2010) Researching Conceptualisations of Difference: Exploring the Personal in Method and Content Round table paper presented at AERA, Denver 30 April – 4 May 2010.

Lawson, H., Waite, S. and Boyask, R. (2010)The subjective and specific in conceptualisations of difference: implications for policy Paper presented at Diversity, Inclusion and Social Justice: Strategies for Inclusion Conference, London South Bank University, 18 March 2010.

Lawson, H., Waite, S. and Boyask, R. (2009) Conceptualisations of diversity: rehearsing person-centred research methods. Paper presented at European Conference on Educational Research, Vienna, 28-30 September 2009.

Boyask, R., Carter, R., Lawson, H. and Waite, S. (2009) Changing concepts of diversity: Relationships between policy and identity in English schools. Paper presented in Symposium on Educational Enactments in a Globalised World: Intercultural Conversations at AERA, San Diego, 13-17 April 2009.

Lawson, H., Boyask, R. and Waite, S. (2008) Conceptualisations of diversity: policy to practice Paper presented at European Conference on Educational Research, Gothenburg, 9-12 September 2008.

Lawson, H. and Benjamin, S. (2007) Problems with Snippets: Selectivity in the Field of Inclusive Education. Paper presented at European Conference on Educational Research, Ghent, September 2007.

Lawson, H. (2006) Diverse Outcomes - Different Approaches to Teaching? An Exploration of Lecturers' Perceptions. Paper presented at European Conference on Educational Research, Geneva, September 2006.

Lawson, H. (2005) Understandings of inclusion: The perceptions of teachers and teaching assistants. Paper presented at Inclusive and Supportive Education Congress (ISEC) International Special Education Conference Inclusion: Celebrating Diversity, University of Strathclyde, August 2005.

Lawson, H., Sikes, P. and Parker, M. (2005) Meanings of Inclusion: Voices On. Paper presented at Discourse, Power, Sustaining Resistance, University of Plymouth, April 2005.

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