Professor Michael Arthur-Kelly
Michael Arthur-Kelly, Ph.D. is a Professor in the School of Education at the University of Newcastle, where he has held the position of Director of the Faculty’s Centre for Special Education and Disability Studies. He has taught in classrooms in a range of settings and contributed to teacher training and development as an academic in two universities. Michael’s research interests have included the engagement of students with severe and multiple disabilities, communication and behaviour, instructional design, and aspects of professional learning for those directly supporting individuals with additional learning needs. He has conducted applied research in a range of areas in disability and special education including communication intervention for people with severe disability and staff training in managing challenging behaviour.
Michael’s research has been published in Australian and international peer reviewed journals. He has also addressed the needs of students with disabilities through his contributions to books, book chapters and conference presentations. Michael has served on the editorial boards of several peer reviewed journals and is an experienced reviewer of articles relating to special education and disability. He is currently joint Editor of the Australasian Journal of Special and Inclusive Education.