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Dr Hazel Lawson

Dr Hazel Lawson

Associate Professor in Special and Inclusive Education

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 +44 (0) 1392 722874

 North Cloisters NC117

 

North Cloisters, University of Exeter, St Luke's Campus, Heavitree Road, Exeter, EX1 2LU, UK

Overview

I am an Associate Professor in Special and Inclusive Education in the Graduate School of Education.

Current research interests:

  • co-location of special and mainstream education
  • patterns and continua of special and mainstream education provision
  • pedagogical decision making of teachers of students with severe intellectual disabilities
  • lesson planning for diversity and special educational needs

I was previously at Plymouth and Middlesex Universities after teaching for many years in primary and special schools.

I am co-programme director for the National Award for SEN Coordination. I supervise students on the MA Education SEN, EdD and PhD.

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Research group links

Research

Research interests

My research interests are in the general field of special and inclusive education with specific interest in:

  • the education of children and young people with severe learning difficulties (intellectual disabilities) - curriculum, citizenship
  • teacher education and special educational needs
  • conceptualisations of diversity and pedagogical implications
  • pupil participation

I have a particular enthusiasm for sociological perspectives and narrative research approaches.

Research projects

I have been involved in funded research projects about:

  • special educational needs in initial teacher education
  • lesson planning for diversity
  • pedagogical decision making for teachers working with pupils with significant intellectual disabilities
  • teachers' and teaching assistants' understandings of inclusion
  • the curriculum for young people aged 14-16 with severe and profound and multiple learning difficulties
  • curriculum frameworks for young people aged 14-24 with learning difficulties
  • conceptualisations of diversity and the development of person-centred methodology
  • developing an inclusive literacy curriculum
  • individual target setting processes in inclusive settings

Research grants

  • 2014 Society for Educational Studies
    Lesson planning for diversity
  • 2010 Esmée Fairbairn Foundation
    Preparing teachers for more personalised teaching in PGCE programmes: partnership, school based activities and special educational needs
  • 2008 Plymouth Local Authority
    Concepts of diversity: Exploring a person-centred methodology
  • 2007 Qualifications and Curriculum Authority
    Curriculum for young people aged 14-24, attaining below level 1 of the national qualifications framework
  • 2004 Esmée Fairbairn Foundation
    Developing an inclusive literacy curriculum
  • 0 ESRC Seminar Series Competition
    Refining cross-disciplinary concepts of �identity� and �participation� for children and young people with profound intellectual disabilities
  • 0 ESRC Seminar Series Competition
    Identity and participation for children with profound intellectual disabilities: constructing risk-friendly practices
  • 0 The British Academy
    Inclusion in secondary schooling for children and young people with significant intellectual disabilities
  • 0 International Council for Canadian Studies Faculty Research
    Inclusion in secondary schooling for children and young people with significant intellectual disabilities

Publications

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Key publications


Black A, Lawson HA, Norwich B (In Press). Lesson planning for diversity. Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs Full text.
Lawson HA, Jones P (2018). Teachers’ pedagogical decision-making and influences on this when teaching students with severe intellectual disabilities. Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, 18, 3, 196-210. Full text.
Black AE, Lawson H (2016). Exploring a vocational teaching resource for young people with severe learning difficulties - ‘A stepping stone to…’ what?. Cambridge Journal of Education Abstract.  Full text.
Lawson HA, Jones P (2015). Insights into teacher learning about pedagogy from an international group of teachers of students with severe intellectual disabilities. European Journal of Special Needs Education, 30(3), 384-401. Abstract.  Full text.
Boyask R, Carter R, Waite S, Lawson H (2009). Changing concepts of diversity: relationships between policy and identity in English schools. In Quinlivan K, Boyask R, Kaur B (Eds.) Educational Enactments in a Globalised World: Intercultural Conversations, Rotterdam: Sense, 115-127.  Abstract.

Publications by category


Books

Lacey P, Ashdown R, Jones P, Lawson H, Pipe M (eds)(2015). The Routledge Companion to Severe, Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties. London, Routledge. Abstract.
Fergusson A, Lawson H (2003). Access to Citizenship. London, David Fulton.

Journal articles

Boyask R, Donkin A, Waite S, Lawson HA (In Press). Autonomy and governance in local authority provision for children and young people. Policy Futures in Education, 11(5).
Black A, Lawson HA, Norwich B (In Press). Lesson planning for diversity. Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs Full text.
Lawson HA, Jones P (2018). Teachers’ pedagogical decision-making and influences on this when teaching students with severe intellectual disabilities. Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, 18, 3, 196-210. Full text.
Black AE, Lawson H (2016). Exploring a vocational teaching resource for young people with severe learning difficulties - ‘A stepping stone to…’ what?. Cambridge Journal of Education Abstract.  Full text.
Lawson H (2015). Chapter 3: Teacher education and SEN - policy landscapes and impetuses. Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, 15(2), 147-154. Abstract.  Full text.
Lawson HA, Jones P (2015). Insights into teacher learning about pedagogy from an international group of teachers of students with severe intellectual disabilities. European Journal of Special Needs Education, 30(3), 384-401. Abstract.  Full text.
Boyask R, Donkin A, Waite S, Lawson H (2013). Autonomy and governance in local authority provision for children and young people. Policy Futures in Education, 11(4), 375-386. Abstract.
Lawson HA, Boyask R, Waite SJ (2013). Construction of difference and diversity within policy and classroom practice in England. Cambridge Journal of Education, 43(1), 107-122. Abstract.  Full text.
Lawson H, Boyask R, Waite S (2013). Construction of difference and diversity within policy and practice in England. Cambridge Journal of Education, 43(1), 107-122. Abstract.
Lawson HA, Norwich B, Nash T (2013). What trainees in England learn about teaching pupils with special educational needs/disabilities in their school based work: the contribution of planned activities in one year initial training courses. European Journal of Special Needs Education, 28(2), 136-155.
Lawson H, Layton L, Goldbart J, Lacey P, Miller C (2012). Conceptualisations of literacy and literacy practices for children with severe learning difficulties. Literacy, 46(2), 101-108. Abstract.
Lawson HA, Layton L, Goldbart J, Lacey P, Miller C (2012). Conceptualisations of literacy and literacy practices for children with severe learning difficulties. Literacy, 46(2), 101-108. Abstract.  Full text.
Waite S, Boyask R, Lawson H (2010). Aligning person-centred methods and young people’s conceptualizations of diversity. International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 33(1), 69-83.
Waite SJ, Boyask R, Lawson HA (2010). Aligning person-centred research methods and young people’s subjective conceptualisations to study diversity within schooling. International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 33(1), 69-83. Abstract.  Full text.
Waite S, Lawson H, Bromfield C (2009). Individual target setting in a mainstream and special school: Tensions in understanding and ownership. Educational Studies, 35(2), 107-121.
Waite S, Lawson H, Bromfield C (2009). Individual target setting in a mainstream and special school: tensions in understanding and ownership. Educational Studies, 35(2), 107-121.
Sikes P, Lawson H, Parker M (2007). Voices on: Teachers and teaching assistants talking of inclusion. International Journal of Inclusive Education, 11(3), 355-370.
Lacey P, Layton L, Miller C, Goldbart J, Lawson H (2007). What is literacy for students who do not learn to read and write? Exploring conventional and inclusive literacy. Journal of Research in Special Educational, 7(3), 149-160.
Lacey P, Layton L, Miller C, Goldbart J, Lawson H (2007). What is literacy for students with severe learning difficulties? Exploring conventional and inclusive literacy. Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, 7(3), 149-160. Abstract.
Lawson H, Parker M, Sikes P (2006). Seeking stories: reflections on a narrative approach to researching understandings of inclusion. European Journal of Special Needs Education, 21(1), 55-68.
Waite S, Lawson H, Robertson C (2006). Work related learning for students with learning difficulties: Relevance and reality. Cambridge Journal of Education, 36(4), 579-595.
Lawson H, Waite S, Robertson C (2005). Distinctiveness of curriculum provision at 14-16 for students with learning difficulties: opportunities and challenges. British Journal of Special Education, 32(1), 12-20.
Lawson H (2003). Citizenship education for pupils with learning difficulties: towards participation?. Support for Learning, 18(3), 117-122.
Lawson H, Marvin C, Pratt A (2001). Planning, teaching and assessing the curriculum for pupils with learning difficulties: an introduction and overview. Support for Learning, 16(4), 162-167. Abstract.

Chapters

Lawson H, Fergusson A, Brookes M, Duffield T, Skipworth A (2015). Citizenship, participation and voice. In  (Ed) The Routledge Companion to Severe, Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties, 102-111.
Lawson HA, Byers R, Rayner M, Aird R, Pease L (2015). Curriculum models, issues and tensions. In Lacey P, Ashdown R, Jones P, Lawson H, Pipe M (Eds.) The Routledge Companion to Severe, Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties, London: Routledge.
Lawson HA, Fergusson A, Brookes M, Duffield T, Skipworth A (2015). Participation, citizenship,and voice. In Lacey P, Ashdown R, Jones P, Lawson H, Pipe M (Eds.) The Routledge Companion to Severe, Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties, London: Routledge.
Byers R, Lawson HA (2015). Priorities, products and process – developments in providing a curriculum for young people with severe and profound learning difficulties. In Lacey P, Ashdown R, Jones P, Lawson H, Pipe M (Eds.) The Routledge Companion to Severe, Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties, London: Routledge.
Byers R, Lawson H (2015). Priorities, products and process: Developments in providing a curriculum for learners with SLD/PMLD. In  (Ed) The Routledge Companion to Severe, Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties, 38-47.
Lacey P, Ashdown R, Jones P, Lawson H, Pipe M (2015). The way ahead. In  (Ed) The Routledge Companion to Severe, Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties, 411-417.
Boyask R, Donkin A, Waite S, Lawson HA (2013). Partnership research about ‘difference’: co-constructing local educational policy. In Koegeler-Abdi M, Parncutt R (Eds.) Interculturality: Practice meets Research, Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 14-30.  Abstract.
Lawson HA, Norwich B, Nash T (2013). Teacher trainee learning about inclusive practice in initial teacher education in England: ‘Insider’ perspectives from within school placement. In Jones P (Ed) Bringing insider perspectives into inclusive teacher learning: Potentials and challenges for educational professionals, London: Routledge.
Prichard A, Kinna R (2012). Introduction. In Prichard A, Kinna R, Pinta S, Berry D (Eds.) Libertarian Socialism: Politics in Black and Red, Houndmills: Palgrave, 1-17.
Lawson H, Purslow C (2012). The democratic classroom. In Armstrong D, Squires G (Eds.) Considering the Whole Child with Special Educational Needs, Maidenhead: Open University Press. Abstract.
Lawson H (2010). Beyond tokenism: participation of/with pupils with significant learning difficulties. In Rose R (Ed) Confronting Obstacles to Inclusion – International Responses to Developing Inclusive Schools, London: Routledge, 137-151.  Abstract.
Avramidis E, Lawson H, Norwich B (2010). Difficulties in Learning Literacy. In Andrews R, Wyse D, Hoffman J (Eds.) International Handbook of English, Language and Literacy Teaching, London: Routledge, 389-400.  Abstract.
Lawson H, Nash P (2010). SENCOs: a partnership role in initial teacher education?. In Hallett F, Hallett G (Eds.) Transforming the role of the SENCO: Achieving the National Award for SEN Coordination, Maidenhead: Open University Press, 160-167.  Abstract.
Boyask R, Carter R, Waite S, Lawson H (2009). Changing concepts of diversity: relationships between policy and identity in English schools. In Quinlivan K, Boyask R, Kaur B (Eds.) Educational Enactments in a Globalised World: Intercultural Conversations, Rotterdam: Sense, 115-127.  Abstract.
Lawson H (2009). Promoting access to community and participation: What role can citizenship education play?. In Seale J, Nind M (Eds.) Understanding and Promoting Access for People with Learning Difficulties: Seeing the Opportunities and Challenges of Risk, Abingdon: Routledge, 101-117.  Abstract.
Waite S, Boyask R, Lawson H, Carter R (2008). Concepts of diversity in the UK: person-centred methodological approaches to tracking identity formation within education. In Ross A, Cunningham P (Eds.) Reflecting on Identities: Research, Practice & Innovation, Proceedings of the tenth Conference of the Children’s Identity and Citizenship in Europe Thematic Network, London: CiCe.

Conferences

Lawson H (2015). ITE and special educational needs - policy landscapes and impetuses. BERA. 15th - 17th Sep 2015.
Lawson H (2010). Personalisation and person-centred approaches: interpretations for children and young people with severe and profound and multiple learning difficulties. Inclusive and Supportive Education Congress (ISEC). 2nd - 5th Aug 2010.
Lawson HA, Waite SJ, Boyask R (2010). Researching Conceptualisations of Difference: Exploring the Personal in Method and Content. AERA. 30th Apr - 4th May 2010.
Boyask R, Donkin A, Waite S, Lawson H (2010). Researching difference to inform local policy: Outcomes from a partnership project. cAIR10, the first Conference on Applied Interculturality Research. 7th - 10th Apr 2010.
Boyask RA, Donkin A, Lawson H, Waite S (2010). Researching diversity for policy: Outcomes from a partnership project. Conference for Applied Intercultural Research. 7th - 10th Apr 2009.
Boyask R, Carter R, Lawson H, Waite S (2009). Changing concepts of diversity: Relationships between policy and identity in English schools. AERA. 13th - 17th Apr 2009.
Lawson HA, Waite SJ, Boyask R (2009). Conceptualisations of diversity: rehearsing person-centred research methods. European Conference on Educational Research. 28th - 30th Sep 2009.
Waite SJ, Boyask R, Lawson HA, Carter R (2008). Concepts of diversity in the UK: person-centred methodological approaches to tracking identity formation within education. Conference of the Children’s Identity and Citizenship in Europe. 28th - 31st May 2008.
Lawson H, Boyask R, Waite S (2008). Conceptualisations of diversity: policy to practice. European Conference on Educational Research. 9th - 12th Sep 2008.

Reports

Boyask RA, Lawson H, Waite S, Donkin A (2009). The Diversity Project: Summary Report on Findings: Focus Group Evening. University of Plymouth; University of Exeter; Plymouth City Council.

Publications by year


In Press

Boyask R, Donkin A, Waite S, Lawson HA (In Press). Autonomy and governance in local authority provision for children and young people. Policy Futures in Education, 11(5).
Black A, Lawson HA, Norwich B (In Press). Lesson planning for diversity. Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs Full text.

2018

Lawson HA, Jones P (2018). Teachers’ pedagogical decision-making and influences on this when teaching students with severe intellectual disabilities. Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, 18, 3, 196-210. Full text.

2016

Black AE, Lawson H (2016). Exploring a vocational teaching resource for young people with severe learning difficulties - ‘A stepping stone to…’ what?. Cambridge Journal of Education Abstract.  Full text.

2015

Lawson H (2015). Chapter 3: Teacher education and SEN - policy landscapes and impetuses. Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, 15(2), 147-154. Abstract.  Full text.
Lawson H, Fergusson A, Brookes M, Duffield T, Skipworth A (2015). Citizenship, participation and voice. In  (Ed) The Routledge Companion to Severe, Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties, 102-111.
Lawson HA, Byers R, Rayner M, Aird R, Pease L (2015). Curriculum models, issues and tensions. In Lacey P, Ashdown R, Jones P, Lawson H, Pipe M (Eds.) The Routledge Companion to Severe, Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties, London: Routledge.
Lawson H (2015). ITE and special educational needs - policy landscapes and impetuses. BERA. 15th - 17th Sep 2015.
Lawson HA, Jones P (2015). Insights into teacher learning about pedagogy from an international group of teachers of students with severe intellectual disabilities. European Journal of Special Needs Education, 30(3), 384-401. Abstract.  Full text.
Lawson HA, Fergusson A, Brookes M, Duffield T, Skipworth A (2015). Participation, citizenship,and voice. In Lacey P, Ashdown R, Jones P, Lawson H, Pipe M (Eds.) The Routledge Companion to Severe, Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties, London: Routledge.
Byers R, Lawson HA (2015). Priorities, products and process – developments in providing a curriculum for young people with severe and profound learning difficulties. In Lacey P, Ashdown R, Jones P, Lawson H, Pipe M (Eds.) The Routledge Companion to Severe, Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties, London: Routledge.
Byers R, Lawson H (2015). Priorities, products and process: Developments in providing a curriculum for learners with SLD/PMLD. In  (Ed) The Routledge Companion to Severe, Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties, 38-47.
Lacey P, Ashdown R, Jones P, Lawson H, Pipe M (eds)(2015). The Routledge Companion to Severe, Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties. London, Routledge. Abstract.
Lacey P, Ashdown R, Jones P, Lawson H, Pipe M (2015). The way ahead. In  (Ed) The Routledge Companion to Severe, Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties, 411-417.

2013

Boyask R, Donkin A, Waite S, Lawson H (2013). Autonomy and governance in local authority provision for children and young people. Policy Futures in Education, 11(4), 375-386. Abstract.
Lawson HA, Boyask R, Waite SJ (2013). Construction of difference and diversity within policy and classroom practice in England. Cambridge Journal of Education, 43(1), 107-122. Abstract.  Full text.
Lawson H, Boyask R, Waite S (2013). Construction of difference and diversity within policy and practice in England. Cambridge Journal of Education, 43(1), 107-122. Abstract.
Boyask R, Donkin A, Waite S, Lawson HA (2013). Partnership research about ‘difference’: co-constructing local educational policy. In Koegeler-Abdi M, Parncutt R (Eds.) Interculturality: Practice meets Research, Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 14-30.  Abstract.
Lawson HA, Norwich B, Nash T (2013). Teacher trainee learning about inclusive practice in initial teacher education in England: ‘Insider’ perspectives from within school placement. In Jones P (Ed) Bringing insider perspectives into inclusive teacher learning: Potentials and challenges for educational professionals, London: Routledge.
Lawson HA, Norwich B, Nash T (2013). What trainees in England learn about teaching pupils with special educational needs/disabilities in their school based work: the contribution of planned activities in one year initial training courses. European Journal of Special Needs Education, 28(2), 136-155.

2012

Lawson H, Layton L, Goldbart J, Lacey P, Miller C (2012). Conceptualisations of literacy and literacy practices for children with severe learning difficulties. Literacy, 46(2), 101-108. Abstract.
Lawson HA, Layton L, Goldbart J, Lacey P, Miller C (2012). Conceptualisations of literacy and literacy practices for children with severe learning difficulties. Literacy, 46(2), 101-108. Abstract.  Full text.
Prichard A, Kinna R (2012). Introduction. In Prichard A, Kinna R, Pinta S, Berry D (Eds.) Libertarian Socialism: Politics in Black and Red, Houndmills: Palgrave, 1-17.
Lawson H, Purslow C (2012). The democratic classroom. In Armstrong D, Squires G (Eds.) Considering the Whole Child with Special Educational Needs, Maidenhead: Open University Press. Abstract.

2010

Waite S, Boyask R, Lawson H (2010). Aligning person-centred methods and young people’s conceptualizations of diversity. International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 33(1), 69-83.
Waite SJ, Boyask R, Lawson HA (2010). Aligning person-centred research methods and young people’s subjective conceptualisations to study diversity within schooling. International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 33(1), 69-83. Abstract.  Full text.
Lawson H (2010). Beyond tokenism: participation of/with pupils with significant learning difficulties. In Rose R (Ed) Confronting Obstacles to Inclusion – International Responses to Developing Inclusive Schools, London: Routledge, 137-151.  Abstract.
Avramidis E, Lawson H, Norwich B (2010). Difficulties in Learning Literacy. In Andrews R, Wyse D, Hoffman J (Eds.) International Handbook of English, Language and Literacy Teaching, London: Routledge, 389-400.  Abstract.
Lawson H (2010). Personalisation and person-centred approaches: interpretations for children and young people with severe and profound and multiple learning difficulties. Inclusive and Supportive Education Congress (ISEC). 2nd - 5th Aug 2010.
Lawson HA, Waite SJ, Boyask R (2010). Researching Conceptualisations of Difference: Exploring the Personal in Method and Content. AERA. 30th Apr - 4th May 2010.
Boyask R, Donkin A, Waite S, Lawson H (2010). Researching difference to inform local policy: Outcomes from a partnership project. cAIR10, the first Conference on Applied Interculturality Research. 7th - 10th Apr 2010.
Boyask RA, Donkin A, Lawson H, Waite S (2010). Researching diversity for policy: Outcomes from a partnership project. Conference for Applied Intercultural Research. 7th - 10th Apr 2009.
Lawson H, Nash P (2010). SENCOs: a partnership role in initial teacher education?. In Hallett F, Hallett G (Eds.) Transforming the role of the SENCO: Achieving the National Award for SEN Coordination, Maidenhead: Open University Press, 160-167.  Abstract.

2009

Boyask R, Carter R, Lawson H, Waite S (2009). Changing concepts of diversity: Relationships between policy and identity in English schools. AERA. 13th - 17th Apr 2009.
Boyask R, Carter R, Waite S, Lawson H (2009). Changing concepts of diversity: relationships between policy and identity in English schools. In Quinlivan K, Boyask R, Kaur B (Eds.) Educational Enactments in a Globalised World: Intercultural Conversations, Rotterdam: Sense, 115-127.  Abstract.
Lawson HA, Waite SJ, Boyask R (2009). Conceptualisations of diversity: rehearsing person-centred research methods. European Conference on Educational Research. 28th - 30th Sep 2009.
Waite S, Lawson H, Bromfield C (2009). Individual target setting in a mainstream and special school: Tensions in understanding and ownership. Educational Studies, 35(2), 107-121.
Waite S, Lawson H, Bromfield C (2009). Individual target setting in a mainstream and special school: tensions in understanding and ownership. Educational Studies, 35(2), 107-121.
Lawson H (2009). Promoting access to community and participation: What role can citizenship education play?. In Seale J, Nind M (Eds.) Understanding and Promoting Access for People with Learning Difficulties: Seeing the Opportunities and Challenges of Risk, Abingdon: Routledge, 101-117.  Abstract.
Boyask RA, Lawson H, Waite S, Donkin A (2009). The Diversity Project: Summary Report on Findings: Focus Group Evening. University of Plymouth; University of Exeter; Plymouth City Council.

2008

Waite SJ, Boyask R, Lawson HA, Carter R (2008). Concepts of diversity in the UK: person-centred methodological approaches to tracking identity formation within education. Conference of the Children’s Identity and Citizenship in Europe. 28th - 31st May 2008.
Waite S, Boyask R, Lawson H, Carter R (2008). Concepts of diversity in the UK: person-centred methodological approaches to tracking identity formation within education. In Ross A, Cunningham P (Eds.) Reflecting on Identities: Research, Practice & Innovation, Proceedings of the tenth Conference of the Children’s Identity and Citizenship in Europe Thematic Network, London: CiCe.
Lawson H, Boyask R, Waite S (2008). Conceptualisations of diversity: policy to practice. European Conference on Educational Research. 9th - 12th Sep 2008.

2007

Sikes P, Lawson H, Parker M (2007). Voices on: Teachers and teaching assistants talking of inclusion. International Journal of Inclusive Education, 11(3), 355-370.
Lacey P, Layton L, Miller C, Goldbart J, Lawson H (2007). What is literacy for students who do not learn to read and write? Exploring conventional and inclusive literacy. Journal of Research in Special Educational, 7(3), 149-160.
Lacey P, Layton L, Miller C, Goldbart J, Lawson H (2007). What is literacy for students with severe learning difficulties? Exploring conventional and inclusive literacy. Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, 7(3), 149-160. Abstract.

2006

Lawson H, Parker M, Sikes P (2006). Seeking stories: reflections on a narrative approach to researching understandings of inclusion. European Journal of Special Needs Education, 21(1), 55-68.
Waite S, Lawson H, Robertson C (2006). Work related learning for students with learning difficulties: Relevance and reality. Cambridge Journal of Education, 36(4), 579-595.

2005

Lawson H, Waite S, Robertson C (2005). Distinctiveness of curriculum provision at 14-16 for students with learning difficulties: opportunities and challenges. British Journal of Special Education, 32(1), 12-20.

2003

Fergusson A, Lawson H (2003). Access to Citizenship. London, David Fulton.
Lawson H (2003). Citizenship education for pupils with learning difficulties: towards participation?. Support for Learning, 18(3), 117-122.

2001

Lawson H, Marvin C, Pratt A (2001). Planning, teaching and assessing the curriculum for pupils with learning difficulties: an introduction and overview. Support for Learning, 16(4), 162-167. Abstract.

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Refresh publications

External Engagement and Impact

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

Black, A., Lawson, H. and Norwich, B. (2017) Lesson planning for diversity: Processes and pedagogical content. Paper presented at ECER, Copenhagen, August 2017.

Lawson, H. (2015) ITE and special educational needs - policy landscapes and impetuses. Paper presented as part of symposium: ITE, special educational needs and schools-led training: where is inclusive education going? (Hick, P., Mintz, J., Lawson, H. and discussant Norwich, B.) BERA, Belfast, September 2015 and NZARE, Whakatane, New Zealand, November 2015 (symposium selected by BERA for NZARE).

Lawson, H., Jones, P. and Manwaring, J. (2015) Teacher learning about pedagogy: Students with severe intellectual disabilities. Paper presented at Inclusive and Supportive Education Congress (ISEC), Lisbon, July 2015.

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.

Supervision / Group

Postgraduate researchers

  • Raya Al Raesi
  • Hanan Almasoud
  • Fatema Almulhem
  • Sara Binammar
  • Joanne Day
  • Danielle McDougall
  • Queen Onalaja

Alumni

  • Arwa Alharthi
  • Tamzin Dawson

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