Debbie Watson

Dr Debbie Watson is a Senior Lecturer in Childhood Studies in the School for Policy Studies at the University of Bristol. She is a qualified secondary school teacher and has a PhD in Education from the University of Exeter (1998). Her research interests focus on understanding and improving children’s wellbeing, particularly in school contexts; rights-based approaches to working with children and young people; diversity and children’s identities; educational inclusion; and supporting children and families in inclusive services. Her current and recent research projects include projects developing postgraduate training for children’s advocates in Egypt and Jordan, quality in family support provisions, services for young disadvantaged children and post adoption support. She has long held interests in theorising children’s experiences of diversity and in developing methodologies that enable children and young people’s participation in research.

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The PMLD Ambiguity: Articulating the Life-Worlds of Children with Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities

The PMLD Ambiguity: Articulating the Life-Worlds of Children with Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities

by Ben Simmons, Debbie Watson

  • Paperback £24.29 (RRP : £26.99 save £2.70)

This book challenges the ways we experience, think about, and interact with children described as having profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD). Contrary to received wisdom, the book... (more)

Learning Through Child Observation: Third Edition

Learning Through Child Observation: Third Edition

by Mary Fawcett, Debbie Watson

  • Paperback £14.99

This fully updated third edition of Learning Through Child Observation is a handbook for professionals working in, or students preparing to work in, children's services. This accessible text examines... (more)

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