Staff Profile:Professor Cathy Tissot

Name:
Professor Cathy Tissot
Job Title:
Head of Institute
Responsibilities:

Update 9 May 2017: Dr Catherine Tissot was promoted to Professor.

University responsibilities:

  • Senate
  • Risk Management Committee
  • Staffing Committee
  • Senate Arts Committee
  • University Teaching Fellow Community of Practice

Main responsibilities at the Institute of Education:

  • Head of the Institute of Education
  • Convenor for MA in Education (Inclusive Education)
  • SENCO accreditation/qualification
  • Senior Academic Manager (SAM)

Teaching:

  • Masters level - SENCO 1
  • Learners with Special Educational Needs (EDM 088)
Areas of Interest:

Areas of expertise and research interest:

  • Special education theory and practice.
  • Autistic spectrum disorders.
  • Inclusive education.
  • International perspectives on inclusion.
  • Disability issues in general.

Masters and PhD level supervision offered in these areas:

  • All topics listed above.

Current Research Students:

  • Manar Alarfaj: Provision for students with autism in Saudi Arabia.
  • Abdulsalam Alfadhel: Social inclusion for students with hearing impairments in Saudi Arabia
  • Sufang Li: Student Teachers' Perspectives of the Impact of Inclusive Education Training on their Teaching Practice.
  • Tricia McAfee: Outdoor learning
  • Ruth Moyse: Autistic girls missing from education
  • Muna Muqaibal: Effectiveness of CALL in Teaching and Learning English Vocabulary: The Case of Oman
  • Hayley Sae-Kang: Professional Identity, Team Work and School Culture.

Recent Research Students:

  • Najlaa Bajaber: Gifted educational programmes for girls in Saudi Arabia.
  • Reem Balubaid: Transition to adulthood for adolescents with autism in Saudi Arabia and the UK.
  • Lois Beaver: Using Pupil Voice to Explore and Improve the Experience of Pupils with SEN in a Mainstream Secondary School.
  • Eileen Hyder: Reading grouups for visually impaired readers completed in 2011.
  • Chui Ling Liu: Inclusion in Taiwan.
  • Budor Saigh: Quality of life for children with autism in Saudi Arabia.

Current and recent Research Projects:

  • 2010-2011: Service Families with children with SEN (with Georgina Lovett).
  • 2009-2013: SENCOs views on SEN provision.
  • 2008-2011: Personalised learning for SEN learners: ensuring ITT staff expertise (£18,000).
Research groups / Centres:

Member of the Equity, Inclusion and Improvement Research Group.

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Enterprise activity, external roles and consultancy:

  • Paper presentations to the National Autistic Society, Berkshire Autistic Society, Reading Borough Council.
  • Led the successful bid to be a provider of the SENCO qualification programme in conjunction with the six Berkshire Local Authorities.
  • Member of the Bracknell Forest Adult Autism group.
  • Assistant editor for Early Child Development and Care.
  • External Examiner for University of Gloucester (2015-present), University of Chester (2008-2011); Leeds Metropolitan (2010-2014).
  • Trustee, Prior's Court School.
  • Past Governor, Thames Valley Free School.
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Contact Details

Email:
c.tissot@reading.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0) 118 378 2674

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