Staff profile

Dr Geraldene Codina

Senior Lecturer

Geraldine Codina


Education Studies and SEND


College of Arts, Humanities and Education


Institute of Education

Research centre

Centre for Educational Research and Innovation



Teaching responsibilities

Geraldene's main areas of expertise are in inclusive education, Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND), embodied pedagogy, and qualitative research skills. She is the Programme Leader for the MA Inclusion and SEND, pathway leader for the SEND option on the MA Education, teaches on National Award for Special Educational Needs Coordinators (NASENCo), and supervises Doctoral students.

Research interests

Drawing on the work of Heidegger, Gadamer, Ricoeur and Merleau-Ponty Geraldene’s own research involves co-operative hermeneutic phenomenology. Her main research interest is embodied pedagogy in an inclusive learning environment. Geraldene’s PhD is entitled: ‘Reading Movement: Towards an embodied understanding of pedagogy. 

Membership of professional bodies

Geraldene is a mumber of:


Recent conferences

Experience in industry

Prior to working in Higher Education, Geraldene qualified and worked as a school teacher. Her experience includes working as a SENCo and teaching in a school for children labelled as having complex learning needs.

Recent publications