Anne McLoughlin

Anne McLoughlin

Name: Anne McLoughlin
Department: Professional Learning
Current position: Senior Lecturer, Dyslexia and Dyscalculia Course Leader
Location: Ormskirk Main Campus, Faculty of Education, London, Gateshead and Solihull
Twitter: @DyslexiaatEHU


Anne is currently the course leader for the Postgraduate Certificate in SpLD (Dyslexia) and the Postgraduate Certificate Education (Dyscalculia). This role includes teaching on the courses and developing the modules. The Dyscalculia course is the first course in the UK to be accredited by the British Dyslexia Association for Associate Teacher Status (ATS)
Anne was previously an associate tutor on the National Award for SEN Coordination at Edge Hill University. Prior to that she was a SEN consultant in a local authority. Anne started her career as a primary teacher and then worked in special education. She became a specialist dyslexia teacher and worked in a secondary school teaching learners with literacy difficulties as well as teaching mainstream English. Anne moved to being a specialist support teacher in a local authority providing support to children with dyslexia in primary and secondary schools before moving to a consultancy role. This included providing advice to schools on inclusion of learners with special educational needs and disability and support for school improvement as well as teaching on professional development courses for teachers. As part of this role Anne also contributed to the development of a Dyslexia Friendly Schools Quality Mark.

Qualifications and Achievements:


  • BA (Hons)
  • PGCE
  • PGDip in SpLD
  • PGCert Teaching in Higher Education
  • MA


  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Associate Member of the British Dyslexia Association


Currently Anne is researching the inclusion of learners with dyslexia in higher education and is part of the Higher Education Research Network. Anne is also researching an innovative way to use current technology in teaching and learning in higher education.

  • Contributed to : Duckworth, V (2013) How to be a Brilliant FE Teacher: A practical guide to being effective and innovative. London. Routledge

Knowledge transfer and enterprise:

  • Using Panopto for Students’ Self Submitted Lesson Observations, Solstice Conference, Edgehill University. June 2017
  • Dyscalculia in Higher Education , Loughborough University. April 2017
  • Supporting the Transition to Inclusivity in Higher Education using Multisensory Teaching. BDA International Conference, Oxford. April 2016
  • Collaboration with British Dyslexia Association on Dyslexia and Dyscalculia
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