Staff profile

Chris Bristow

Senior Lecturer in Special Educational Needs and Disability

Chris Bristow


Education, Childhood and SEND


College of Arts, Humanities and Education


Institute of Education

Research centre

Centre for Educational Research and Innovation



Senior Lecturer in SEND. 

Employment Champion and Placement lead for BA SEND undergraduates.

Trustee Discovery Schools Academy Trust.

Teaching responsibilities

Professional interests

Research interests

interests focus on the social justice agenda of disability and send with a particular interest in disability from a historical context

Membership of professional bodies

Fellow of Higher Education Agency


Recent conferences

Attended a range of conferences related to SEND reform, legal issues and SEND, preparing for adulthood.

Contributed to regional SEND Conferences re SEND inspection, Funding and SEND reform

Experience in industry