Professor of Educational Inclusion at Newcastle University
- Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
- Higher Education
Liz Todd's Overview
- Professor of Educational Inclusion at Newcastle University
- Liz Todd at Newcastle University
Liz Todd's Summary
My work aims to contribute to equity and diversity in society through practices of social and educational inclusion. Current projects look at:
• The role of schools in overcoming disadvantage
• The changing position of professionals who work with children
• The voice of the child /young person in schools and services
• The involvement of parents in education
• Research methods to evaluate complex initiatives (ie theory of change and visual methods); and
• Tools to help the process of change for individuals and communities (narrative practices and video interaction guidance)
I am involved in the professional training of educational psychologists, my profession for many years. I have worked across the UK and in Fiji at the University of the South Pacific.
Liz Todd's Experience
Liz Todd's Skills & Expertise
Liz Todd's Additional Information
One of my main interests is in the role of schools in tackling disadvantage, in 'closing the gap'. A book drawing on our research over the last 10 years is published in April 2011 by Routledge - by Colleen Cummings, Alan Dyson and Liz Todd - 'Beyond the School Gates'. I have two main current projects in this area: • 5-year DoE funded project, National Evaluation of Extended Services. 'What impacts do extended services have on schools, young people, families and communities?' April 2009 - March 2014. This is an excellent team - we have worked together on several funded projects now. • A recent project that I am excited about - Joseph Rowntree Foundation funded review of evidence on 'Interventions in aspirations and attitudes: influencing educational attainment'. I have been very interested this year in the development of tools to help the process of change in communities and individuals, using two approaches: narrative practices and video interaction and guidance.
- Groups and Associations:
Chartered Member of the British Psychological Society Membership of Health Professions Council as a practicing Educational Psychologist British Education Research Association
- Honors and Awards:
Shortlist (in top 4) for NASEN/TES Academic Book Prize 2007 for sole author monograph published by Routledge, 2007: Partnerships for Inclusive Education: A critical approach to collaborative working.
Co-editor International Journal of Research and Method in Education. Reviewer for a number of other journals.
Keynote: Conference on Developments in Talents and Extended Schools in Amsterdam, Presentation on 12th Feb 2010 ‘Beyond the School Gates
Extended Schools: their conceptualisation, evaluation and achievements’
Invited to speak at a debate for caféscientifique, on ‘What Works With Families?’, 6.10.09, with Joel Yoeli, NHS clinical psychologist, at the Urban Café, Dance City Newcastle. PEALS
Presentation: Massey University College of Education, Albany Campus, Auckland, New Zealand, Beyond the School Gates: can full services extended schools overcome disadvantage? 24th Feb, 2009
National keynote: BPS ‘EPs for Inclusion’ entitled ‘Voice and Inclusion: from tokenism to par