Brenna Farrow

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Brenna Farrow is a Senior Lecturer within the division of SEN and Inclusion at the University of Northampton (UoN). She teaches across Foundation, BA and MA modules with a particular focus on International perspectives of Special Educational Needs and Inclusion. 

Prior to her appointment at UoN, she was a Post Doctorate research Fellow at Palacky University of Olomouc in the Czech Republic. The research, funded by the European Union, focused on Professional partnerships between educational establishments, with a view to improving Inclusive educational practices specifically in the Czech Republic. In addition, she investigated the attitudes of school principals towards inclusion of students with SEN in regular schools, attitudes of peers in relation to students with hearing impairment and early intervention for children with SEN. Her doctoral thesis focused on pedagogy for children with social communication and interaction difficulties.

Before taking up a career in academia she was a teacher for children with SEN for 18 years, pre-school to post 16; provided professional development for across the full range of educational provision  in international schools in Hong Kong, and engaged with teacher educators through seminars and workshops in Indonesia and Vietnam.

She is a peer reviewer for a number of international and Asia Pacific journals, and an international editorial board member of the Asian Journal of Inclusive Education, the Disability Equity Research Network (DERN) UK, and a member of the UNESCO-UNEVOC centre in Hong Kong.

Research Interests

My research interests include Children with Autism, International perspectives of inclusive education, special educational needs, teachers professional persona development, teaching and children with trauma related issues, key adult interventions and online learning for post graduate students

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Special educational needs and inclusion, Education University of Hong Kong

1 Nov 200916 Nov 2012

Award Date: 16 Nov 2012

Master, Masters in Special education, University of Manchester

1 Oct 198929 Sept 1990

Award Date: 1 Nov 1990

Bachelor, Special educational needs, University of Lincoln

1 Oct 19831 Jul 1987

Award Date: 8 Nov 1987

External positions

School governor, Sands Academy

31 Dec 2022 → …


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