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Lois Totton

General Information

Teaching Responsibilities

  • Teaching BEd (Primary and Post Primary Education Studies) focus on Special Educational Needs
  • Faculty link for USA Study Abroad short and semester programmes
  • Co-ordinator of CPD SEN FIRST course

External Interests / Community Service

  • DE School governor in Mitchell House Special school
  • NI Advisory Board member of NASEN

Research Interests

  • The journey and history of Special Education in NI
  • Parental experience of accessing support for SEN in NI

Background & Qualifications

  • 25 year teaching career in Post Primary and Further Education
  • Quality Assurance mentor
  • Co-ordinator of Classroom Assistant qualifications in FE

Research & Scholarship

Journal Articles

Purdy, N., Hunter, J. and Totton, L. (2020) ‘Examining the legacy of the Warnock Report in Northern Ireland: a Foucauldian genealogical approach’. British Educational Research Journal (published online) DOI: 10.1002/berj.3604

Research Reports

Purdy, N., Beck, G., McClelland, O’Hagan, C., Totton, L., Harris, J., (2019) Too Little, Too Late: The views of parents/carers on their child’s experiences of the Special Educational Needs (SEN) process in mainstream schools. Belfast, UK: NICCY