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Dr. Carolyn Blackburn

Reader in Interdisciplinary Practice and Research with Families

School of Education and Social Work

Dr. Carolyn Blackburn worked in a range of charities and education settings before taking up an academic post.  Carolyn has taught in four Universities at undergraduate and post-graduate levels. Carolyn has worked on numerous research projects related to inclusion, disability and child/family wellbeing. She is internationally recognised for her work on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) and has presented her work in the UK, Sweden, Turkey, Belgium, Portugal, Serbia, Moldova, New Zealand, the Netherlands and Germany.

Carolyn is a member of the European Association on Early Childhood Intervention (Eurlyaid), an Early Years Prevention and Intervention Churchill Fellow, a panel member of Intellectual Disabilities form of the Royal Society of Medicine, an Associate Staff member of the Champion Centre, New Zealand and a Visiting Fellow at the University of Birmingham. Carolyn is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

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Postgraduate Supervision
Media Work