Graeme Dobson

Graeme Dobson

School of Education
Lecturer

Contact details

Address
School of Education
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston, Birmingham
B15 2TT, United Kingdom

Graeme is a Lecturer on the Language Literacies and Dyslexia programme and on the Special Educational Needs Coordination (SENCO) programme in the Department of Disability, Inclusion and Special Needs.

He has extensive experience of working in a wide range of schools across the West Midlands. As well as holding various senior leadership roles within primary schools, he has also worked in an advisory capacity for two local authorities helping schools to support children with cognition and learning difficulties. Graeme continues to provide consultancy and training to a range of schools including those who have found themselves in challenging circumstances. He also provides SpLD assessment and support services for a variety of organisations, including schools, higher education establishments and workplace clients such as the National Health Service. 

Graeme is an accredited Nurture Group Practitioner and a licensed trainer for I Can, the children’s communication charity. He is also an Associate Member of The British Dyslexia Association (AMBDA) and holds full membership of The Professional Association of Students with Specific Learning Difficulties (PATOSS). Graeme is a registered assessor listed with the SpLD Assessment Standards Committee (SASC).

Qualifications

Academic Qualifications

  • MSc Psychology, Coventry University
  • MA (Ed) Equality and Diversity, Open University
  • BA (hons) Applied Social Sciences, Lancaster University
  • Post Graduate Certificate – National SENCo Award, University of Birmingham
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education, University of Birmingham
  • PGCE, Lancaster University 

Professional Accreditations

  • Senior Fellow of Higher Education Academy (SFHEA)
  • Associate Member of the British Dyslexia Association (AMBDA)
  • National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH)
  • Assessment Practising Certificate (APC BDA)
  • Member of the British Psychological Society (MBPsS)

Teaching

Graeme teaches on the following programmes:

Graeme also teaches sessions within other modules in the School of Education.

Research

Graeme’s research interests include decision making in schools, developing communities of practice through e-learning, application of bioecological systems theory and the career trajectories of Special Educational Needs Coordinators.

He is currently carrying out a PhD at the University of Birmingham researching how to understand the processes through which a career interest in Special Educational Needs Coordination is developed.

Publications

Deacon S.H., Holliman, A.J., Dobson, G.J., and Harrison, E.M.J. (2018) Assessing Direct Contributions of Morphological Awareness and Prosodic Sensitivity to Children’s Word Reading and Reading Comprehension, Scientific Studies of Reading, DOI: 10.1080/10888438.2018.1483376