Position: Programme Director Educational Studies
School: Cardiff School of Education
Telephone: 029 2041 6555
Room No: C016
• Pedagogy And Andragogy Research Group (PARG)
• Inclusion and Special Educational Needs
Dr Cheryl Ellis joined UWIC 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.