Alison Feeney

  • Senior Lecturer (Special Educational Needs and Inclusion and NASC Programme Leader)
  • Institute of Education
  • Education
 Alison Feeney

Qualifications and memberships

M. Ed. (SEN) (1997); AMBDA status awarded (Specialist Teacher of Dyslexic Children) (1995); Diploma in Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy (2004)

Academic and research interests

Vulnerable children and their social, emotional and behavioural needs Accessing pupil voice

Use of research by SENCos in schools and impact of the National Award for SEN Co-ordination

Publications

Publications

  • Bradbury, B., Feeney, A. & Gager, E.A. (2010) 'Hearing the voice of the child: ensuring authenticity' in Hallett, F. & Hallett, G. (2010), 'Transforming the Role of the SENCO: Achieving the National Award for SEN Coordination' Buckingham, Open University Press (lead writer)
  • Feeney, A., Gager, E.A. & Hallett, G. (2010) 'The transformative nature of the special school placement: reporting 'insistent' data from emerging teachers and exploring an agenda for future research' Support for Learning 25(4), pp.159-163 (sole writer, co-researcher)

Papers

    • Feeney, A., Gager E.A. & Hallett, G. 'The Purpose of School Placements: a case study of the perceptions of trainee teachers towards their experiences in mainstream and specialist schools' at The European Conference on Educational Research (Gothenburg, 10.09.08)
    • Feeney, A., Gager E.A. & Hallett, G. 'Meeting Children's Learning Needs: a case study approach to the introduction of a Post Graduate Certificate module, using practitioner research', at The European Conference on Educational Research (Gothenburg, 12.09.08)
    • Feeney, A., Hallett, G. & Gager, E. A., 'Special School Placements in Initial Teacher Education: An examination of the Attitudes of Students and Tutors to such placements' at The European Conference on Educational Research (Helsinki, 27.08.10)
    • Feeney, A. & Gager, E. A., 'Hearing the Voice of the Child: Ensuring Authenticity': reporting the results of research at The European Conference on Educational Research (Berlin, 14.09.11)

Recent external roles

External Examiner, Liverpool John Moores University (September 2013 - present)