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Dr. Donatella Camedda

Assistant Professor (Education)


Donatella Camedda is Assistant Professor in Education in the School of Education. She is the Co-ordinator of the Arts, Science and Inclusive Applied Practice (ASIAP) programme at the Trinity Centre for People with Intellectual Disabilities. Donatella's research interests lie in the area of inclusive education, more specifically regarding teacher education for inclusion, inclusive practice for people with intellectual disabilities, equality and diversity, disability and intersectionality, educational policy. Her work involves creative methodology and cross-disciplinary approach. Prior to joining Trinity College Dublin in 2021, Donatella worked at The University of Padova as Adjunct Professor (2019-2021). Between 2016 and 2018 she worked at the University of Edinburgh (2016-2018) as a Postdoctoral Researcher in Inclusive Education, Research Assistant and Associate Tutor. Donatella received her European PhD in 2016 from the University of Padova focusing on teachers' inclusive attitudes and the relationship between values and practice. She is a former primary school teacher specialised in support teaching in Italy, where she worked for over a decade becoming an advocate for social justice and an inclusive society. Donatella is also an eclectic artist, she is involved in visual art, music, poetry and prose. She collaborated in several art projects, including a research-led drama workshop, and curated an art exhibition on migration.
  Disability Inclusion   DIVERSITY   Diversity and Inclusion   Inclusive Education   Inclusive pedagogy for adults with intellectual disabilities   Initial Teacher Education   INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES   MIGRATION   Teacher Education
 The WEight of inclusivity on LEARNing in Higher Education: a multi-modal investigation (WE-LEARN)
 Understanding Inclusion. Teachers' inclusive attitudes, values and practice.
 Disability and Migration
 ECRAN - Early Career Researchers and Academic Networking
 Making visible teachers' impact as agents of change for inclusion

Details Date
Inclusive National Higher Education Forum (INHEF) 1/09/21
Inclusion Consortium 1/09/21
Integrazione Scolastica e Sociale, Erickson, Editorial Board member 2020
Reviewer for British Journal of Learning Disabilities 2021
Reviewer for International Journal of Inclusive Education 2020
Reviewer for Italian Journal of Special Education for Inclusion 2019
Reviewer for Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research 2020
Reviewer for International Education Journal: Comparative perspectives 2017
Details Date From Date To
Member of the Italian Association of Special Education, SIPeS. 2016
Member of the Scottish Educational Research Association, SERA 2016
Member of the Italian Researchers International Association, AIRI 2015
Integrazione Scolastica e Sociale, Erickson, [scientific committee member], 2020, Editorial Board, PUBLISHED
European Journal of Teacher Education, 43, 1, (2020), 1 - 126p, Lani Florian & Donatella Camedda, [eds.], Journal, PUBLISHED
Florian, Lani & Camedda, Donatella, Enhancing teacher education for inclusion, European Journal of Teacher Education, 43, (1), 2020, p4 - 8, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
Donatella Camedda, 'Dieci casi di ordine apparente', Rapsodia Edizioni, 2020, -, Poetry, PUBLISHED
Eleonora Zorzi, Donatella Camedda, Marina Santi, Tra improvvisazione e inclusione: il profilo polifonico delle professionalit√† educative, Italian Journal of Special Education for Inclusion, 2019, p90 - 100, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Il futuro presente: proiezioni di una scuola inclusiva di inizio millennio in, editor(s)Canevaro Andrea, Ianes Dario , Lontani da dove? Passato e futuro dell'inclusione scolastica in Itali, Erickson, 2017, pp179 - 189, [Donatella Camedda], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Camedda, D., Mirman-Flores, A., Ryan-Mangan, A, Young researchers need help with academic networking, 2017, -, Miscellaneous, PUBLISHED  URL
Essere insegnanti di tutti. Atteggiamenti inclusivi e formazione per il sostegno in, editor(s)Ianes Dario , Evolvere il sostegno si può (e si deve), Erickson, 2016, pp35 - 45, [Donatella Camedda, Marina Santi], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Donatella Camedda, Inclusione, una comprensione profonda. Gli atteggiamenti inclusivi degli insegnanti tra valori e pratica, Nessuno Escluso-None Excluded, Bergamo Italy, 28-29/01/2016, edited by Fabio Dovigo Clara Favella Anna Pietrocarlo Vincenza Rocco Emanuela Zappella , University of Bergamo - Università di Bergamo 2016, 2016, pp75 - 80, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Donatella Camedda, Marina Santi, Essere insegnanti di tutti. Atteggiamenti inclusivi e formazione per il sostegno, Integrazione scolastica e social, 15, (2), 2016, p141 - 149, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text

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O'Neill, R., Bowie, J., Foulkes, H., Cameron, A., Meara, R. & Camedda, D, Families living on a low income bringing up deaf children, Edinburgh, Scottish Sensory Centre, 2019, Report, PUBLISHED


Award Date
Best master thesis, Barbara Poli Award, University of Bologna 2013
My main research interests lie in the field of inclusive education and focus on the often overlapping areas of teachers' attitudes, teacher education for inclusion, intellectual disabilities, equality and diversity, intersectionality, inclusive education policy. I am interested in qualitative and mixed-methods approaches, interdisciplinary perspectives. My projects include art-based research, participatory methodology and more traditional qualitative methods.