Philip Garner is currently Professor of Education at The University of Northampton. He taught in mainstream and special schools for 17 years, including 5 years as head of a specialist setting for young people who present challenging behaviour.
Philip has published widely on issues relating to SEN and SEBD. Indicative examples include Pupils with Problems (1999, Trentham Books), Student Teachers (2001, David Fulton Publishers) The Handbook of Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties (2005, Sage), Key Questions in Behaviour (2007, Learning Matters) and Fathers and Sons: in and about education (2008, Trentham Books).
He was the National Director of the Teacher Training Agency’s Initial Teacher Training Professional Resource Network (IPRN) on behaviour and classroom management (Behaviour4Learning) and its successor, Behaviour2Learn, a social enterprise operating within The University of Northampton.
Philip Garner is a British Academy Fellow, the editor of Support for Learning and is an Expert Assessor in Education and Psychology at the European Commission’s Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA).
He has acted as consultant to government education departments in Malaysia, Ireland, Croatia, Australia, FYR Macedonia and Hong Kong.