Ms Catherine Lamond

Senior Lecturer in Special Needs and Inclusion Studies

Email address: Phone number: 01902 322891 Location: Walsall Faculty: Faculty of Education Health and Wellbeing School/Institute: Institute of Education Areas of expertise: Specialism in Specific Learning Difficulties and Research in Looked after children


Catherine is the Course Leader for the Foundation Degree in Supporting Children in Primary Education, and a Senior Lecturer in Special Needs and Inclusion Studies. Catherine's research interests are centered around social inclusion, with a particular interest in the educational experiences and life chances of looked after children; and the development of Foundation Degrees. She is also interested in promoting self-efficacy for students from non-traditional backgrounds. In 2012, Catherine won the Student's Union Academic Vice-President Award for Excellence.

Catherine is currently working on doctoral research exploring aspirations for care-leavers. She is part of the steering group for the Aspire2Uni project which tracks and supports young people in the Black Country through secondary education and into HE.

Research interests

Interest in supporting students from non-traditional backgrounds.

Membership of professional bodies



MA in Comparative Literature, September 1986.

BA in European Studies with French (1st class), June 1985.

EdD in Educational Enquiry April 2017.


  • Cramp A, & Lamond C.(2015) Engagement and kindness in Digitally Mediated Learning with teachers. Teaching in Higher Education, in press.
  • Cramp A, Lamond C, Coleyshaw L & Beck S (2012) Empowering or disabling? Emotional reactions to assessment amongst part-time adult students. Teaching in Higher Education, 1-13 iFirst article.
  • Lamond C & Winwood J (2010) When are they going to tell me what to do? Tackling sensitive topics through the development of self-efficacy. Enhancing Learning in the Social Sciences 2(3) Special edition on teaching sensitive subjects.
  • Book review: Review of Leading and managing teaching assistants, A. Watkinson (2008) London, David Fulton, Professional Development in Education, vol 35 (2), pp 309-310.
  • Journal Article: Are we helping those who need our help? Action for Inclusion December 2008

Books/Book Chapters (include ISBN numbers)

Worsley, J. and Lamond, C. (2014) ‘Critical thinking’ in A Critical Companion to Early Childhood Reed, M. and Walker, R. (eds) London:SAGE, pp.48-57. ISBN 1446259277

Previous professional experience

Primary teaching (primary & Special Needs), 2001 to 2006.

Dyslexia Tutor, 2001 to 2006.

Teacher of secondary French & EAL, 2000 to 2001.

Primary teacher,1993 to 1995.

IT consultant, 1986 to 1982.