Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Dr David Colley is elected Chair of SEBDA

Thursday, 23 June 2016

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The School of Education is delighted to confirm that Dr David Colley, Senior Lecturer in Child Development and Special Educational Needs and Inclusion at Oxford Brookes, has recently been elected Chair of the Social, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties Association (SEBDA).

SEBDA is a registered charity that has been promoting the social and emotional wellbeing of children, and the staff who work with them, for over 50 years. National conferences, campaigning and staff training are central to the role of SEBDA, along with the publication of the quarterly international research journal, Emotional & Behavioural Difficulties (Routledge).

Reflecting on his new position, Dr Colley commented:

I would like to thank Oxford Brookes University for supporting my nomination and I am delighted to have been elected Chair of SEBDA. The coming three years will have many challenges but I have a great team around me, drawn from across the country. Together, I am sure we can drive forward the work of SEBDA with a particular focus on improving the emotional wellbeing of all children.

The School of Education at Brookes offers courses specifically tailored towards increasing knowledge and understanding of Special Educational Needs and Disabilities in children and young people. The new Education Studies - SEN, Disabilities and Inclusion undergraduate course, and the SEN Postgraduate Certificate specialise in this area of Education.