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Dr Matthew Schuelka is Lecturer in Inclusive Education and also serves as the Programme Director for the Inclusion and Special Educational Needs (ISEN) programme at the University of Birmingham – both in the UK and in Dubai.

He comes from a diverse background of study, research, and teaching experience in the United States, Bhutan, Malaysia, and the United Kingdom. Past school teaching experience includes general education, music education, language arts, and special/inclusive education. Dr Schuelka is very active in inclusive education development, policy, and understanding around the world. He has been involved in educational research and development projects in places such as the United States, Serbia, Zambia, India, Japan, Malaysia, and especially Bhutan. He is a consulting advisor for the Global Resource Center on Inclusive Education, based at the University of Minnesota, and has undertaken research and consultation for UNICEF, USAID, JICA, the British Academy, and the Toyota Foundation.

Dr. Schuelka has a wide research focus on inclusive education policy, systems, and structures; inclusion as a whole-school approach (i.e. Multi-Tiered Systems of Support, Universal Design for Learning, and other frameworks); educational anthropology; and disability studies.