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Joanne Smith Worcester University

Joanne was a Primary School teacher and Inclusion manager for 15 years. She studied the MA in Special and Inclusive Education at the University of Worcester, joining the academic staff initially as an associate lecturer before securing a permanent position in 2017. Joanne is the course leader for the BA (hons) Special Educational Needs, Disability and Inclusion program and teaches across many courses within the Department of Education and Inclusion. She also owns a childcare business which was established in 2013. Her research interests lie within curriculum development, focusing on the incorporation of student voice, across all phases of Education, from early years to H.E. Joanne has published articles in national educational journals and has presented at local specialist education conferences. She is starting her PhD study in October 2020. She is a busy mum of three children and enjoys family adventures and engaging with the Arts in her spare time.