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Mr Christopher O'Brien

Mr Christopher O'Brien

Telephone: 0151 231 5294


I started my teaching career in 1978 teaching French across the secondary school age range. In the late eighties, disgruntled with the state of modern languages in the UK I made a career change and retrained as a teacher of children with special educational needs. I worked in the SEN sector for 12 years before taking a post here at LJMU in 2005. Here I have been involved in teaching on the Masters programme in SEN both here and in Greece.


Greek, Modern (1453-)
Spanish; Castilian


1977, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom, MA
1976, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom, BA (Hons), French

Postgraduate training

PG Dip Dyslexia, United Kingdom, Liverpool John Moores University, 2008 - 2009
PG Cert EBD, United Kingdom, Liverpool John Moores University, 2000 - 2001

Engagement & Impact


Associate Member of the British Dyslexia Association, BDA