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Sarah Cobbe, Dr

Education Researcher/Practitioner

Sarah Cobbe is an education researcher/practitioner in the field of autism and recently completed her PhD at the University of Leeds. Her thesis explored the self-efficacy beliefs and inclusive practices of staff supporting children in private nurseries in the UK – and grew from her experiences of working as an autism advisory teacher in north-west England. In the course of her career, she has taught children in mainstream and special schools, set up and run an autism provision, and worked at a teacher training institute in Kenya. She has also been a guest-lecturer at the University of Nottingham and the University of Leeds and most recently carried out research exploring staff and student experiences of online learning, during the pandemic. Sarah currently works as an associate autism practitioner at Healios – a leading provider in neurodevelopmental assessment.

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