Professor Julie Allan is Depute Head of Department in the School of Education. She directs the Professional Doctorate (EdD) Programme and teaches on the MRes and undergraduate Initial Teacher Education Programmes. Her research interests are in inclusive education, disability studies, children's rights and the arts, and she has been involved in a number of research projects and supervises students working in these areas. She has been adviser to the Scottish Parliament Committee of Inquiry on special educational needs and is currently involved in research on the medicalisation of children's behaviour.
Allan, J, Ozga, J and Smyth, G (2009) (Eds) Social capital, professionalism and diversity. Rotterdam: Sense.
Allan, J (2008) Rethinking inclusion: the philosophers of difference in practice. Dordrecht: Springer.
Allan, J and Slee, R (2008) Doing inclusive education research. Rotterdam: Sense.
Allan, J, I’Anson, Priestley, A and Fisher, A (2006)Promising rights: Introducing children’s rights in school. Edinburgh: Save the Children.
Allan, J (2003) Inclusion, participation and democracy: what is the purpose? Dordrecht: Kluwer.
Allan, J (1999) Actively seeking inclusion: pupils with special needs in mainstream schools. London: Falmer.
Allan, J (2011) Complicating, not explicating: Taking up philosophy in learning disability research.Learning Disability Quarterly, 34 (2), 153-161.
Allan, J (2011) Responsibility competent: Teaching, ethics and diversity.Policy futures in Education,9 (1), 152-159.
Biesta, J, Allan, J and Edwards, R (2011) The theory question in research capacity building in education: Towards an agenda for research and practice. British Journal of Educational Studies 59(3), 225–239.
Allan, J (2010) The sociology of disability and the struggle for inclusive education.British Journal of Sociology of Education, 31 (5), 603-619.
Allan, J (2010) The inclusive educator: Spaces for civic engagement.Discourse, 31 (4), 411-422.
Allan, J., Duffy, C., Loening, G., & Moran, N. (2010). Knowledge exchange with Sistema Scotland. Journal of Educational Policy, 25(3), 335-347.
Allan, J. (2010). Questions of inclusion in Scotland and Europe. European Journal of Special Needs Education, 25(2), 199-208.
Allan, J, Smyth, G, I’Anson, J and Mott, J (2009) Understanding disability with children’s social capital. Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, 9 (2), 115-121.
Doughty, H and Allan, J (2008) Social capital and the evaluation of inclusiveness in Scottish further education colleges, 32 (3), 275-284.
Lynch, H and Allan, J (2007) Target practice? Using the arts for social inclusion.International Journal of Education and the Arts, 8 (12), 1-21.
McGonigal, J., Doherty, R., Allan, J., Mills, S., Catts, R., Redford, M., McDonald, A., Mott. J., and Buckley, C. (2007) Social capital, social inclusion and changing school contexts: A Scottish perspective, British Journal of Educational Studies, 55 (4), 1-18.
Allan, J (2006) The repetition of exclusion. International Journal of Inclusive Education, 10 (2/3), 121-133.
I'Anson, J and Allan, J (2006) Children's rights in practice: a study of change within a primary school, International Journal of Children's Spirituality, 11 (2), 265-79.
Allan, J (2004) Deterritorializations: putting postmodernism to work on teacher education and inclusion. Educational Philosophy and Theory 36 (4), 417-432.
Allan, J and I’Anson, J (2004) Children’s rights in school: power, assemblies and assemblages, International Journal of Children’s Rights, 12 (2) pp123-138.
Allan, J (2003) Daring to think otherwise? Educational policymaking in the Scottish Parliament. Journal of Educational Policy, 18 (3) pp289-301.
Chapters in Books
Allan, J (2011) The civic and the civil in professional education. In Forbes, J. and C. Watson (Eds.) 2011. The Transformation of Children's Services: Examining and Debating the Complexities of Inter/Professional Working. Rotterdam: Sense.
Allan, J. (2009). Provocations: Putting philosophy to work on inclusion. In K. Quinlivan, B. Kaur & R. Boyask (Eds.), Educational Enactments in a Globalised World: Intercultural Conversations (pp. 1-12). Rotterdam: Sense.
Allan, J (2008) Inclusion for all? Scottish Education: Third edition: beyond devolution. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.
Allan, J and Slee, R (2008) Doing inclusive education research. In S Gabel and S Danforth (Eds) Disability and the politics of education: an international reader.
Allan, J (2006) Failing to make progress? The aporias of responsibile inclusion. In E Brandlinger (ed) Who benefits from special education? Remediating (fixing) other people's children. Mahwah, New Jersey/London: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
Allan, J (2006) Conversations across disability and difference: Teacher education seeking inclusion. In S Danforth and S Gabel (eds) Vital questions facing disability studies in education. New York: Peter Lang.
Allan, J (2005) Inclusion as an ethical project in S Tremain (Ed) Foucault and Disability. Michigan: University of Michigan Press.
Allan, J (2005) Disability arts and the performance of ideology in S Gabel (Ed) Disability studies in education: Readings in theory and method. New York: Peter Lang.
Allan, J (2003) Not yet there? Inclusion and exclusion in the University in K Nes, and M Stromstad, (Ed) Reforming Teacher Education for Inclusion. London: Routledge.
Council of Europe. (2010). Policies and practices for teaching sociocultural diversity: A framework of teacher competences for engaging with diversity. A. Arneson, J. Allan & E. Simonsen (Eds).
Doctoral Supervisory Interests
This member of staff is interested in supervising doctoral students in the following subject areas: