Anne Rowan, M.A.

Anne Rowan graduated from Queens University, Belfast in 2009 with a BA in English and then a PGCE in 2011. She later completed a MA in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages) in 2016. Anne is currently completing a PHD in Education at Queens, University, Belfast, focusing on capturing the experiences of international students with physical and mental disabilities.

Much of her work has involved teaching young people from areas of disadvantage in Northern Ireland and lecturing in English for Academic Purposes (EAP). Anne has also worked for The British Council, CCEA, the NSPCC, the Department of Education, Women’s Aid, Action for Children and various government organisations. She has also delivered bespoke training on Special Educational Needs (SEN) and Newcomer inclusion to a range of educational centres and schools across the UK.

She has been recently involved in a research capacity within the Blurred Lives project. As research assistant, she is responsible for liaising with schools, organising events and contributing to the intellectual outputs and reports of the projects. Selected modules in pastoral care and SEN support during her studies, as well as her substantial work with various youth organisations, has provided a solid foundation of knowledge and understanding in the area of bullying.