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Sulochini Pather, Professor

Professor of Education at Leeds Trinity University

Sulochini Pather is a Professor of Education at the Institute of Childhood and Education (ICE) at Leeds Trinity University (LTU). Her experience in Education spans over 30 years. She began her journey as a teacher in primary, secondary and special schools in South Africa and England. She was Professor of Inclusive Education at Nazarbayev University (NU) in Kazakhstan, Principal and Senior Lecturer at several universities in the UK, including Roehampton University, Canterbury Christ Church University (CCCU), University of East London, and Warwick University. She also taught at universities in Oman, Australia and South Africa. She served as Programme Director for MA and EdD programmes in Inclusive Education and chaired the Special and Inclusive Education Research (SIERG) group at CCCU and Inclusive Education Research (IERG) Group at NU. She currently chairs the Inclusion, Diversity and Social Justice research centre in ICE.

Through her teaching, research and consultancy work, she has worked with local and international agencies, developing collaborative networks with local Ministries of Education and Higher Education Institutions in a range of countries in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. She has extensive research experience which focuses on disability studies, inclusive education, the inclusion and exclusion of marginalised groups of learners, including children with disabilities and special needs, from minority ethnic groups and migrant communities.

She has published widely in international peer-reviewed journals, books and presented papers at 22 high-profile conferences in the field of Education, including 3 keynotes. She is on the editorial board of the International Journal of Inclusive Education, the Asia Journal of Inclusive Education and Disability and Society.

Sulochini Pather's contributions

SIG Forum Meeting – Inclusive Education SIG

Join the Inclusive Education SIG annual meeting to network with colleagues, learn about the activities of the SIG over the last year and plans for 2022 This meeting will be hosted on Zoom, where...

Past event6 Jul 2022

BERA SIG Convenors

Welcome to the page with information for all our SIG Convenors. You will find here the ‘SIG handbook’ which gives all the details about how SIGs operate within BERA’s structures and will...

Inclusive Education

The Inclusive Education SIG provides a forum for critical discussion about all aspects of inclusive education. Our concerns are with the substantive, methodological and ethical aspects of research...


Special Interest Group