Dr Cheryl Ellis 




Deputy Head of the Department for Humanities

School: Cardiff School of Education
E-mail: cellis@cardiffmet.ac.uk
Telephone: 029 2041 6555
Room Number:      C015


Research Groups:
• Pedagogy And Andragogy Research Group (PARG)

Research Interests:
• Inclusion and Special Educational Needs 


HAUGHTON, C., ELLIS, C. & BEAUCHAMP, G. (2013)  ‘An Air Of Mystery: out in the Forest? Reflections from a small scale study which examines practitioners’ perceptions and definitions of Forest School’, presented at ‘Education: Past, Present and Future’: the 9th Annual Conference of the British Education Studies Association (BESA), 27 - 28 June 2013, Swansea Metropolitan University. 


Dr Cheryl Ellis joined Cardiff Metropolitan University on a full time basis in 2008 as a lecturer in Educational Studies and Special Educational Needs. Her PhD thesis, completed at Cardiff University, focused upon issues of inclusion and increasing access to the curriculum for pupils with English as an additional language. This included the development of computer based resources in a range of home languages. Further research is currently being undertaken in this area.
Having previously worked as a primary school teacher, Cheryl has experienced the ‘practical realities’ of classroom life. In addition, she has gained ‘specialist teacher’ status for dyslexia and continues to work with children on a one-to-one basis to develop their literacy skills. Issues surrounding ‘dyslexia’, including the effects of specific learning differences on more able/ gifted pupils and pupils with English as an additional language, are of particular research interest.