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Claire Griffin is an Educational Psychologist and lecturer in Educational and Developmental Psychology at Mary Immaculate College (MIC), University of Limerick. She is also the placement co-ordinator and supervisor of trainee Educational Psychologists on the ‘Doctorate in Educational and Child Psychology’ programme at MIC. Claire originally worked within primary and special education settings, as well as in residential care centres for children and adults with physical and intellectual disabilities. Following this, she completed post-graduate training in special education and Educational Psychology. Claire is currently undertaking her PhD through University College London under the supervision of Professor Peter Blatchford. Her research pertains to the preparedness and deployment of ‘Special Needs Assistants’ in supporting children with significant behavioural care needs within mainstream school settings. Additional research interests consist of inclusive education, assessment in education, Precision Teaching, student engagement and child-centred teaching/learning approaches. Claire was shortlisted for the Shannon Consortium Teaching Excellence Award in 2014 and recipient of the ‘Certificate of Best Presentation Award’ from the International Conference on Behavioral and Educational Psychology, Barcelona, Spain in 2016.