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Mr. Julian Brown

  • Job title: Subject Leader - SEN & Inclusion
  • Department: Special Education Needs & Inclusion

General information

Julian is the subject leader of SEN and Inclusion and the programme leader for the National Award in Special Educational Needs Coordination. Special areas of interest for Julian, in a teaching and research capacity, include the promotion of inclusive attitudes through professional development and school improvement. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, a member of the Northampton PATOSS group and holds an SpLD Assessment Practising Certificate.

Prior to joining Northampton in 2010, Julian spent fifteen years in primary, middle, secondary and special-school classrooms in a diverse range of roles from supporting learners, as a teaching assistant, to managing provision and supporting colleagues as a teacher, SENCo and Senior Leader.

Academic Qualifications:

  • MA in Education (Distinction), University of Northampton
  • PGCE Primary, De Montfort University
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education, University of Northampton
  • OCR Level 7 Diploma in Assessing and Teaching Learners with Specific Learning Difficulties (Dyslexia) University of Northampton
  • OCR Level 7 Certificate in Assessing and Teaching Learners with Specific Learning Difficulties (Dyslexia) University of Northampton
  • Certificate in Professional Studies in Education (SENCo standards) University College Northampton (UCN)
  • Bachelor of Fine Art (Hons), Millersville University, Pennsylvania, USA
  • OCR Level 4 Award in the External Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice



Programme leader

  • Post-graduate Certificate in Special Educational Needs Coordination

MA in SEN and Inclusion

  • Module Leader (postgraduate)
  • Key Concepts of SEN and Inclusion

Module Tutor

  • Diploma in Assessing and Teaching Learners with Specific Learning Difficulties (Dyslexia)


BA (Hons) Special Educational Needs and Inclusion Module leader

  • Global Dimensions of Inclusion
  • Comparative and International Studies in SEN and Inclusion

Module Tutor

  • Perspectives on Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties


Julian has been a researcher on two funded research projects, including ‘Success at School’, a European project which examined methods for supporting young people who were at risk of not being involved with education, training or employment. Currently, he is involved in non-funded research investigating the impact of postgraduate training for Special Educational Needs Coordinators. Julian has supervised undergraduate and postgraduate dissertations since he joined the university.


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  1. Bramble, P., Devecchi, C. and Brown, J. (2014) Shaping the future of educational research: collaboration between academics and project managers. Paper presented to: European Conference on Educational Research (ECER) 2014: The Past, Present and Future of Educational Research in Europe, Porto, Portugal, 01-05 September 2014. (Unpublished)
  2. Brown, J. and Doveston, M. (2014) Short sprint or an endurance test: the perceived impact of the National Award for Special Educational Needs Coordination. Teacher Development. 18(4), pp. 495-510. 1366-4530.
  3. Brown, J. and Bell, S. (2014) Supporting young people with dyslexia in international schools: a case study example of current provision in Southeast Asia. Support For Learning. 29(2), pp. 154-166. 0268-2141.


  1. Devecchi, C. and Brown, J. (2013) Perspectives on the 'preparedness' of teaching assistants: what gets in the way? Paper presented to: British Educational Research Association (BERA) Annual Conference, University of Sussex, Brighton, 03-05 September 2013. (Unpublished)
  2. Brown, J. and Devecchi, C. (2013) The impact of training on teaching assistants' professional development: opportunities and future strategy. Professional Development in Education. 39(3), pp. 369-386. 1941-5265.
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