Mr Trevor Cotterill

Trevor Cotterill

Position: Programme Leader: BA (Hons) SEND, FdA SEND.

College: College of Education

Department: Education and Childhood

Subject area: Education Studies & SEND

Research Centre: Centre for Educational Research and Innovation

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About

  • Programme Leader BA (Hons) SEND
  • Programme Leader FdA SEND
  • Senior Lecturer Education Studies and SEND
  • Lecturer in FE Collaborations
  • BA (Hons) Education Studies: Stage 3 Progression Leader

Teaching responsibilities

I am a Module Leader and lecture on a range of modules within SEND, these include:

  • Personal and Professional Practice
  • Autism (Children and Adults)
  • Attention Disorders
  • Aetiology of SEND
  • SEND and Inclusion
  • Mental Health and Wellbeing
  • Specfic Learning Difficulties
  • SEND in Context

I also lead on the PGCE (Post 14) Teaching Learners with Disabilities pathway.

Professional interests

I have over 40 years experience within the field of education. I have taught in secondary schools as well as in Further and Higher Education. My career started in a number of secondary schools becoming an Assistant Head of  Science. After a number of years I taught in two colleges of FE, lecturing in Psychology and SEND. On becoming a Programme Leader for SEND, I became interested in the aetiology of learning difficulties, especially issues surrounding co-morbidity in relation to Autism. I also worked with a number of LEAs and Special Schools with a focus on the professional development of their staff. My next move was as a lecturer and  manager of Initial Teacher Education on Cert Ed, PGCE and SEND courses. I have worked with a number of external agencies to develop their staff including the Probation Service, private training providers, the NHS, the Prison Service and two Police Authorities. Here at the University of Derby I lecture on a range of programmes which enable me to utilise my previous experience alongside research into SEND.

I have written Foundation Degrees and Advanced Diplomas in SEND, along with a BA (Hons) SEND and cpd modules.

I have spoken about Autism at National and International conferences and worked with international students in the Netherlands.

Research interests

  • SEND, including Autism and ADHD
  • Professional Development for practitioners working with learners with SEND
  • The role of neurobiology and cognition in Autism
  • The influence of neuroscience and learning

Membership of professional bodies

  • Fellow of the Institute for Learning (FIfL)
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)

Qualifications

  • Cert Ed (Nottingham Trent University)
  • MA Ed (Nottingham Trent University)

Recent publications

  • Cotterill, T. (2017) Sexuality in Education. In Marshall, J, (ed) Controversial Issues in Education Studies. London: Routledge. Pending
  • Cotterill, T. (2017) Marketization in Education. In Marshall, J, (ed) Controversial Issues in Education Studies. London: Routledge. Pending
  • Cotterill, T. (2016) Accountability in Education in O’Grady, A. & Cottle, V. (eds) Exploring Education at Postgraduate Level. Abingdon:  Routledge
  • Cotterill, T. (2016) Assessment, Learning and Evaluation in O’Grady, A. & Cottle, V. (eds) Exploring Education at Postgraduate Level. Abingdon:  Routledge

Recent conferences

  • International Week April 2016 Han University, Holland
  • International Week April 2015 Saxion University, Holland
  • International Week March 2017 Odisee University, Belgium
  • SEND Conference June 2014 University of Derby

Experience in industry

Forty years teaching experience in secondary schools, FE and HE

External Examiner and External Verifier for Autism, Psychology, Sociology

International experience

Working with ITE students at Han University and Saxion University, Holland

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