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Ms Saira Weiner

Ms Saira Weiner

Telephone: 0151 231 5424


I am a Senior Lecturer in Education Early Childhood Studies, currently teaching on the Education Studies Programme (Core modules plus some on the Ed Studies and Special and Inclusive Needs programme).

I have a history of teaching in schools, and a particular interest in social justice.

I am currently writing around the area of neo-liberalism and its impact on the Academy. I presented earlier this year at the Nordic Educational Research Association Conference in Gothenburg with my mother, a retired academic, using autobiography as a research method to look at generational changes within Higher Education, with a focus on political activism.


Spanish; Castilian


2010, University of Manchester, U.K., Masters in Education (Inclusion)
1996, Manchester Metropolitan University, United Kingdom, PGCE (Secondary Education: History with English)
1992, University of Manchester, United Kingdom, BA Politics and Modern History

Academic appointments

Associate Lecturer, Education, Manchester Metropolitan University, 2011 - 2013
Research Assistant, Education, University of Manchester, 2010 - 2012


Conference Publication (journal proceedings)

Weiner S, Weiner G. 2015. You’re trouble you are, just like your mother! An intergenerational autobiographical narrative on activism in Higher Education NERA 2015


Ainscow M, Dyson A, Weiner S. 2013. From Exclusion to Inclusion Ways of Responding in Schools to Students with Special Educational Needs 9781909437258

Journal Articles

Weiner SA. 2005. Journal of In-Service Education Journal of In-Service Education, :600-601

Engagement & Impact

Conference presentation:

Title of presentation: You’re trouble you are, just like your mother! An intergenerational autobiographical narrative on activism in Higher Education, Conference title: Nordic Educational REsearch Association Conferenec, Place/location of conference: Gothenburg, Presentation type: Oral presentation

Industrial connections:

Company: University and College Union, Position or project: National Executive Member Chair of Women's Standing Committee

Other invited event:

Title of event: VI International Conference on Critical Education, Location: Middlesex University, Description: Invited to be speaker at Plenary session of Conference (organiser

Other Professional Activity:

Describe the Professional Activities: Chair of UCU Women's Committee. Led delegation to TUC Women's Congress 2016. UCU NEC member 2014-2016

Teaching qualification:

Title of qualification gained: PGCE