Keynote Speakers

Alison McKenzie

Dr. Alison MacKenzie

Conference Co-Chair/Keynote


Queen’s University

United Kingdom

Dr. Mark Anderson

Dr. Mark Anderson

Keynote Speaker

Senior Educational Developer

Imperial College London

Founding Director, Akkadium Consulting

United Kingdom

Ali Ibrahim

Dr. Simon Hayhoe

Keynote Speaker

Reader in Education

Director of Public Engagement

Department of Education

University of Bath, United Kingdom

Joyce Pittman

Prof. Joyce Pittman

Workshop Facilitator

International Education Policy & Leadership

Research Consultant

Drexel University

United States of America

Keynote speakers, Workshop facilitators & Topics

Dr. Alison McKenzie

Title: Listening to marginalised voices in a conflict society: the value of participatory action research with children with disabilities.

Dr. Alison McKenzie is a lecturer and Masters programme director in special needs education at Queen’s University, Belfast

Dr. Mark Anderson FSEDA SFHEA

Title: Digital and diverse: embedding inclusive pedagogies for sustainable learning futures

Summary: The future of education is becoming increasingly difficult to predict, but there are at least two trends that look set to continue: digital technologies will further infuse our educational experience, practice and discourse; and the diversity of our learning communities will become ever richer and more complex. As we explore new ways to harness the potential of technology-enhanced learning, and to ensure that we create fully inclusive learning opportunities and environments, it becomes critical to revisit core principles. By keeping evidence-based, person-centred pedagogies at the heart of our learning culture, we can help prepare students to grow, adapt and thrive in learning futures that they create.

Dr. Mark Anderson is a Senior Educational Developer in the Centre for Higher Education Research and Scholarship (CHERS) at Imperial College London, Programme Director of Imperial’s Supporting Teaching and Recognition (STAR) Framework for HEA Fellowship, and the Founding Director of Akkadium Consulting.

Dr. Simon Hayhoe

Title: What is the future of mobile technology for inclusive education?

Dr. Simon Hayhoe PhD, FBCS, FHEA, Reader in Education, University of Bath, United Kingdom

Workshop facilitator

Prof. Joyce Pittman

Title: Globalizing World Learning Communities: Cultural Awareness, Language Acquisition Policy and Learning

Prof. Joyce Pittman, International Education Policy and Leadership Research Consultant Drexel University – Clinical Professor of Educational Leadership Management In the School of Education, United States of America