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Professor Helena Gillespie

Academic Director of Inclusive Education - University of East Anglia (UEA)

Professor Helena Gillespie is Academic Director of Inclusive Education at the University of East Anglia in Norwich, UK. She is a former school teacher and after moving to higher education as a teacher educator in 2002, she has held a range of posts including Faculty Associate Dean and two university level Academic Director roles. Now as Academic Director of Inclusive Education she focuses closely on EDI issues both as academic lead in the university Access and Participation Plan and as the author of the Inclusive Education Policy. She is also lead for Social Transformation for the European University project The Aurora Alliance. Helena’s research and scholarship has been funded by HEFCE, AdvanceHE and the European Union. She continues to teach undergraduate students in the School of Education and Lifelong Learning, specialising in research methods and project and placement based learning.