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Alexandra Parks


School of Education

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Alex taught in primary schools for 30 years in London, Birmingham and Devon. She has a wealth of experience as a Deputy Headteacher as well as teaching children who were excluded from secondary schools within Devon, with social, emotional and mental health needs. Alex teaches on the Primary and Seconday PGCE programmes and the Primary BEd programme. She is the tutor for the SEND PGCE Primary pathway and teaches on the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities modules throughout all three ITT programmes.


Alex is currently studying for her MSc in Mental Health. 

Expert Membership of professional bodies

Alex is a member of Devon SACRE.

Alex is a memebr of NASEN.

Other Interests

Alex has interest in the recent developing strategies which positively impact on the mental health of young people. She is currently writing on the effectiveness of CBT-E for comorbidity of anorexia and major depression for young adult females as well as the impact that media has in its portrayal of mental illness. Alex is part of the working group for mental health across the university.

Alex sea swims, close to her home all through the year and she enjoys photography and oil painting.

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