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Janice Wearmouth Bedfordshire University, UK

Janice Wearmouth has many years' experience of teaching in mainstream schools, first on voluntary service in Cameroon, and, later, in Bermuda, London, Northamptonshire and Bedfordshire, until she changed career to teach and research in universities. She began her career by teaching English Language and Literature, Latin and Classical Studies before moving into the area of Special Educational Needs and Disability and working as a special educational needs co-ordinator (SENCO) and Head of Education Support.

Prior to joining the University of Bedfordshire, she was Director of the Centre for Curriculum and Teaching Studies at the Open University, and then Professor of Education at Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand. Currently, Janice is Professor of Education at the University of Bedfordshire, teaching on both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in Education, and supervising research students to doctoral level. She is course leader of the National Award for Special Educational Needs Co-ordination (NASENCO) in the Masters Programme and a distance-learning postgraduate certificate in education.