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  • Ms Georgina Glenny

    Senior Lecturer in Childhood Studies and Literacy Difficulties

    School of Education

    Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

    Georgina Glenny

    Phone number: +44 (0)1865 488570

    Email: goglenny@brookes.ac.uk


    Georgina's main teaching responsibilities are on the BA in Early Childhood, the MA in Childhood Studies and Postgraduate Certificate in Literacy Difficulties. The courses she runs have a focus on child development, the psychology of thinking and learning and the development of inclusive and collaborative practices for vulnerable children. Her current research projects are in the areas of multiprofessional collaboration and the use of text-to-speech software to support reluctant writers.


    • Glenny G, Roaf C, Multiprofessional communication: making systems work for children, Open University Press (2008)
      ISBN: 9780335228560
      Abstract Website

    Journal articles

    Other publications

    • Evangelou M, Sylva K, Wild M, Glenny G, Kyriacou M, 'Early Years Learning and Development - Literature Review. Research Report DCSF-RR176'
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      Abstract Website

    Membership of professional bodies

    • Governor at the Slade Nursery School and Children’s Centre and the Blackbird Leys Children Centre, both in Oxford.
    • Member of the Oxfordshire Children’s Fund Board (2004-2008).
    • Worked as an External Examiner for a number of undergraduate and masters programmes, most recently for the MA in Special Educational Needs and in Literacy Difficulties at the University of Birmingham (2003-2007).


    Conference papers (indicative)

    • ‘What makes multiprofessional work really work?’ Guest speaker for the seminar series, ‘Working together to support vulnerable people in contemporary society’, University of Gloucestershire and Gloucestershire County Council.
    • Findings from the Oxfordshire Lamb Inquiry project, Key note speaker, Oxfordshire SENCo conference.
    • ‘Take 3 Parenting programme evaluation’, paper given at the, ‘Parents Matter’, International Conference, Holborn Bars, London.

    Other experience

    Georgina joined the staff at Brookes following a teaching career in the primary and secondary sectors. This included working as the Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator in a large secondary school. She has also trained as an Educational Psychologist.