Mary Doveston obtained her B. Ed (Hons) at the University of Leicester and an OCR Diploma for Teachers of Learners with Specific Learning Difficulties and an MA in Education at the University of Northampton. Prior to joining the university, she was a Special Needs Co-ordinator before joining a Local Authority Support Service advising schools on the teaching and support of pupils with SEN.
Teaching on the following programmes :
- MA SEN and Inclusion
- National Award for SEN Coordination
- BA SEN and Inclusion
Mary’s main research interest is the development of inclusive classrooms using an appreciative inquiry approach. She has conducted research into the roles of professionals working in schools, including Special needs Co-ordinators, Teaching Assistants and Learning Mentors, and supporting learners with dyslexia in primary classrooms.