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Dr Daisy Anne Loyd
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  • Lecturer (Teaching)
  • IOE - Psychology & Human Development
  • UCL Institute of Education

Dr Daisy Loyd is an educator, researcher and practitioner in special and inclusive education and the arts.  She is a Senior Teaching Fellow at UCL Institute of Education supervising dissertations and reports across post-graduate programmes in the department of psychology and human development.  She is also an Associate Lecturer at the Institute of Cultural and Creative Entrepreneurship at Goldsmiths, University of London specialising in engagement and education in the arts and cultural sector and a Consultant for Wavehill, social and economic research services.  Daisy holds a PhD from UCL Institute of Education, an MA with Distinction in Text & Performance from King’s College, London and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and an MA Theology from the University of Oxford where she was a scholar.  She is passionate about providing opportunities for practitioners to interrogate their own practice and develop their understanding and thinking about different needs.  She believes this is one of the most effective ways of improving provision for children, young people and adults learning and living in different contexts. 

Research Summary

Daisy's research and teaching interests include:

- educational approaches for pupils with autism spectrum disorder, particularly social constructivist / interactive approaches. She has particular expertise in working with play and drama and is passionate about engaging children and young people in arts experiences.

- approaches to hearing the voices of children/adults with special needs and implications for practice. She is interested in understanding approaches practitioners, schools and organisations use to gain views and how they use these views to inform practice.  

- special educational needs in different cultural contexts. She has experience working with special educational policy makers and practitioners in the Middle East and is interested in the development of special educational needs policy and provision in different cultural contexts.

01-SEP-2018 Associate Lecturer Institute for Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship Goldsmiths, University of London, United Kingdom
07-JUL-2018 Senior Teaching Fellow Psychology and Human Development Institute of Education, University of London, United Kingdom
01-MAY-2015 – 01-JUL-2018 Associate Tutor Psychology and Human Development Institute of Education, University of London, United Kingdom
01-JUN-2011 – 31-DEC-2013 HCT Liaison Faculty and Adjunct Tutor Professional and Continuing Education Higher Colleges of Technology, United Arab Emirates
01-SEP-2007 – 30-SEP-2011 Associate Tutor Psychology and Human Development Institute of Education, University of London, United Kingdom
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