Annual SEND Update 2018 - Speakers

Tuesday 22 May 2018 - London

Duncan Astle
Research Lead, Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Medical Research Council

Duncan completed his training at Durham and Nottingham, before holding fellowships at Oxford, Royal Holloway and Cambridge. He now leads a research programme at the Medical Research Council's Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit in Cambridge, which explores the neural and cognitive mechanisms of attention and working memory in typically and atypically developing children.

Professor Elisabeth Hill
Deputy Warden, Goldsmith's University of London

In her role as PWLTE, Professor Hill is responsible for optimising student experience, achievement and employability, as well as the development, delivery and evaluation of learning and teaching strategies, such as Goldsmiths’ Learning, Teaching and Assessment Strategy for 2017-2021. Her remit involves areas such as curriculum design, assessment and feedback, learning resources, academic support, and embedding employability within the curriculum.

Melanne Randall
Founder/Director Maximum Potential

Melanne specializes in the treatment of Sensory-Integration and Neurodevelopmental disorders, and is an AOTA, NBCOT and HPC registered Occupational Therapist. She is the Founder/Director of Maximum Potential, a progressive therapy service, consults to clinical and educational programs globally and conducts Sensory Integration workshops for doctors, parents, educators and therapists in the international arena.


Judy Hornigold BSc, PGCSpE, AMBDA, FHEA
Lecturer, Edge Hill University, Associate Tutor, BDA

Judy is an independent educational consultant specialising in dyscalculia and dyslexia and has been a Singapore Maths trainer, for UK based Maths No Problem since 2014. She is particularly passionate about the teaching of maths and of finding ways to support learners with dyscalculia and general maths learning difficulties. Consequently, Judy has written the PGCert in Dyscalculia and Maths Learning Difficulties for Edge Hill University and an accredited dyscalculia course for the BDA..

More to be announced shortly!