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.