Dr Clare Lawrence

Academic Staff & Senior Lecturer

School of Teacher Development

Clare is the English subject lead on the secondary PGCE course. She is a graduate of York, Oxford, Northumbria, Birmingham and Sheffield Hallam universities.  Her PhD is in parental involvement in the education of children with autism.

Clare is the Lincolnshire County Council Autism Champion for the BGU School of Teacher Development.

Clare’s primary research interest is in the mainstream education of autistic pupils.

Teacher Education Advancement Network (TEAN) conference, University of Cumbria, 2018.

CPE/PEN conference, (Key-note), Liverpool Hope University, 2018.

Peer-reviewed articles:

Lawrence, C. (2018) The effect of familiarisation with autistic individuals on trainee teachers’ attitudes. Teacher Education Advancement Network Journal. ISSN 2054-5266 (in Press)

Lawrence, C. (2018). Parents’ perspective on flexischooling their autistic children. Home School Researcher.  ISSN 1054-8033 (in press)

Community outreach articles:

Lawrence, C. (2018) Teaching trainee teachers to meet the needs of autistic pupils: ‘How the devil do we do that in the time available?’ TEAN Storehouse (on-line).

Lawrence, C. (2018) Autism and Flexischooling. Network Autism (on-line).

Lawrence, C. (2018) Don’t panic: it’s only a neurodevelopmental difference! SEN Magazine, 96. ISSN 1755-4845 (In Press)

Lawrence, C. (2016) A painful kind of exclusion. The Journal of Personalised Education Now, 24. pp. 3-4. ISSN 1756-803X


Autism and Education:

An Autism Teacher Education Handbook (ed.).  Jessica Kingsley, 2018 (in press).

Two Sides to Every Story: stories to explore point of view with autistic children.  Hinton House, 2018 (in press).

Explaining Autism. Straightforward publishing, 2017.

Finding Asperger Syndrome in the Family: a book of answers (2nd edition.).  Emerald, 2013.

Autism and Flexischooling. Jessica Kingsley, 2012.

Asperger Syndrome: what teachers need to know (with Matt Winter), Jessica Kingsley, 2011.

Successful School Change and Transition for the Child with Asperger Syndrome.  Jessica Kingsley, 2010.

How to Make School Make Sense.  Jessica Kingsley, 2008.


Fiction for Reluctant Readers:

Crying Out.  Ransom publishing, 2014.

Jimmy, Donley of the Somme.  Badger publishing, 2013.

Dog Diaries.  Badger publishing, 2012.

Articles by Dr Clare Lawrence