Rosemary Savage

Ms.

Rosie is an Assistant Professor in the School of Inclusive and Special Education and was Programme Chair of the Professional Diploma in Special and Inclusive Education between 2015 and 2018.  She has more than twenty years teaching experience at primary, post-primary and higher education levels.  She currently leads six postgraduate modules and teaches across a range of programmes at undergraduate and post-graduate levels. She has supervised a number of students at Masters level.

Rosie is in her 4th year of doctoral research at Queen's University, Belfast, exploring the educational needs of children in care.  She holds a MA (Hons) in Sociology from the University of Edinburgh, a M.Sc. in Medical Sociology from the University of London (ESRC award) , a M.Ed. in Inclusive and Special Education from the University of Birmingham and a PG Certificate in Asperger Syndrome.  Rosie also holds a Post-Graduate Certificate in Education from the Institute of Education, University of London where she qualified as a teacher.  She is a qualified Nurture Group teacher and Emotion Coach.

She has worked for over 25 years in education in both the UK and Ireland.  She draws on significant educational experience obtained in a wide range of secondary and primary schools in the UK as a teacher, Head of Department (GCSE and A Level Sociology) and member of the senior management team.  She has taught in highly diverse mainstream classrooms, specialist provisions (autism and Nurture Groups) and in a specialist residential school for learners with SEBD. 

Rosie also has considerable assessment experience, leading the national state examinations for GCSE and A Level Sociology for the AQA and implementing AfL in her classroom for over a decade.

Peer Reviewed Journal

Year Publication
2018 Travers, J;Savage, R;Butler, C;O'Donnell, M (2018) 'Mapping research in the field of special education on the island of Ireland since 2000'. Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, 18 (2):94-102.
2018 Travers, J;Savage, R;Butler, C;O'Donnell, M (2018) 'Mapping research in the field of special education on the island of Ireland since 2000'. Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, 18 :94-102.

Thesis

Year Publication
2015 Savage, R. (2015) Which (if any) school-based, staff-led interventions are effective in reducing or preventing chidlren's anxiety? A systematic review. Unpublished MEd thesis, University of Birmingham. THES
1998 Savage, R. (1998) Savage, R. (1998). What are the main findings of sociological research on risk behaviour and HIV infection in relation to gay men? Unpublished MSc thesis, University of London. THES
1991 Savage, R. (1991) How useful is ‘labelling theory’ in understanding the experience of mental illness? Unpublished MA thesis, University of Edinburgh. THES

Published Report

Year Publication
2014 Travers, J. & Savage, R. (2014) An inventory of research and policy related publications in the field of special education on the island of Ireland since 2000. Report on updating of database from 2009-2013.(NCSE research reports No: 8). National Council for Special Education, .
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Honors and Awards

Date Title Awarding Body
01/09/1996 ESRC Research Award ESRC

Education

Start date Institution Qualification Subject
University of Birmingham M.Ed. (Distinction)
University of London M.Sc.
University of Edinburgh M.A.(Hons)
University of London, Institute of Education PGCE (QTS)
University of Sheffield Postgraduate Certificate

Research Interests

Key research interests are:
  1. Children in Care - educational outcomes and their social, emotional and mental health
  2. Attachment aware school based approaches e.g. nurture, emotion coaching
  3. Children's social, emotional and mental health
  4. Autism, particularly social, emotional and mental health
  5. Inclusive practice for mainstream primary teachers
  6. Assessment for learning; developing pupil's autonomy as learners


Teaching Interests

Main teaching interests are:
  1. Children's social, emotional and mental health
  2. Attachment aware school based approaches e.g. nurture, emotion coaching
  3. Children in Care - educational outcomes, social, emotional and mental health
  4. Autism, particularly social, emotional and mental health
  5. Inclusive practice for mainstream primary teachers
  6. Assessment for learning; developing pupil's autonomy as learners