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Ilan Dwek

  • SEND Pathway Lead
  • Lecturer within PGCE Primary – convenor for Professional Studies: The Reflective Practitioner. Academic Tutor
    Lecturer within BA Education Studies – convenor for Exploring Learning module for Year 1 students. Academic Tutor. Dissertation Supervisor for some Year 3 students
  • Lecturer in British Sign Language [BSL] for Stages 1 for IWLP
  • Module Convenor for British Sign Language [BSL] for Stage 1
  • ATP Dissertation Supervisor for BA Education
  • MA Dissertation Supervisor

 

Areas of interest

  • Impact of mainstream education on deaf linking to employability, social and mental wellbeing
  • Inclusion within education and in social life
  • SEND Education and provision in general for SEN pupils
  • Deafhood
  • Political and Social history of Deaf people
  • Linguistics of BSL and its evolution over the years
  • Representation of Deaf via media
  • Deaf-blind communication strategy and tactics [including Haptic method]

Postgraduate supervision

Masters Level supervision offered in these areas:

  • Mainstream education
  • Policy of inclusion
  • Education for Deaf children
  • Mental Health in primary/secondary school children
  • Provision for SEN pupils

Research projects

  • Just completed PhD thesis – looking at employability of Deaf adults and key factors leading to success or otherwise in employment
  • 2019-2022: Research Assistant (Leverhulme funded project) – looking at Assistive Technology support for university students who are either Deaf/Hard of hearing, dyslexic or has English as second language

Awards and honours

  • Fellow of Higher Education Academy [FHEA]
  • Winner of RUSU Award 2020 Teaching Excellence Awards for Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences