Ms Alison Wren

Lecturer in Education and Special Educational Needs, Disability and Inclusion Studies

Email address: a.wren@wlv.ac.uk Phone number: 01902 321994 Location: Walsall Faculty: Faculty of Education Health and Wellbeing School/Institute: Institute of Education Areas of expertise: Teaching Assistant impact and deployment; Pupil voice or students as co-researchers

About

Alison’s research is focused on the school experiences of children with Special Educational Needs. Her most recent work is interested in pupil experience of Teaching Assistant support and the relationship between this and pupil-peer interaction levels. Her work has a strong pupil voice focus and aims to support children to play an active role within research study.

 

Alison has previously worked as a research associate on a series of large scale projects.

She completed her PhD at the University of the West of England in 2016

Research interests

School experiences of children with Special Educational Needs

Impact and influence of Teaching Assistant Support

Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy – University of the West of England

2016

M.Ed Psychology of Education – University of Bristol

2010

BA (Joint hons) Education and Linguistics – University of the West of England

2009

Previous professional experience

 

Date From

Date To

Lecturer – UWE Bristol’s International College

2012

2014

Research Associate – University College London

2011

2012

Education Welfare Officer – South Gloucestershire Council

2009

2011

Research Associate – University of Bristol

2007

2009