Graeme Dobson

Graeme Dobson

School of Education

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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).


  • Senior Fellow of Higher Education Academy (SFHEA)
  • MSc Psychology, Coventry University
  • MA (Ed) Equality and Diversity, Open University
  • Associate Member of the British Dyslexia Association (AMBDA)
  • Post Graduate Certificate – National SENCo Award, Birmingham
  • National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH)
  • PGCE, Lancaster University
  • BA(hons) Applied Social Sciences, Lancaster University