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I am currently working as a researcher and associate lecturer in Post-Doctoral Inclusive Practice at the University of Derby. My doctorate focused specifically on inclusive practice in the higher education classroom and explored the lived experiences of students with hidden disabilities. As a mature student myself in the early 2000s I became aware of many of the gender-based struggles faced by students in higher education and as the mother of seven children with varying disabilities have focused my research into ways Higher Education could be inclusive to all. My work over the years has involved teaching and supervising research in Educational Studies and Special Educational Needs and Disability from undergraduate up to and including doctoral level research.