Emily Hillier

​ ​ ​ ​ ​Emily Abbinett ​Position:​Lecturer in Educational Studies (Early Childhood Studies)
​School:​ Cardiff School of Education and Social Policy
​E- mail:eabbinett@cardiffmet.ac.uk
​ Telephone:029 2041 6599
​Room No:​Q015



Research Groups:
• Education and Social Research Group (ESRG)

• British Educational Studies Association (BESA)
• British Educational Research Association (BERA)

Research Interests:
• Special educational needs
• ICT in Education 
• Assistive technologies
• Qualitative methodologies


​'An Early Evaluation of iPad Implementation across Primary Schools in Cardiff'​2013 - 2014​Research Assistant
​Interactive Technologies in Language Teaching (iTILT) http://www.itilt.eu/ ​European Union Lifelong Learning Programme​2011 - 2013​Research Assistant
​‘Developing Functional Literacy for 8-14 Year Olds in Wales: An Early Assessment of the Cardiff Language, Literacy and Communication Strategy.’​Welsh Assembly Government​2010 - 2011​Research Assistant
​‘Trainee teachers' physical and mental wellbeing: a study of university and school experience support provision.’​ESCalate (Higher Education Academy Subject Centre)​2010 - 2011​Research Assistant


Emily Abbinett first joined Cardiff School of Education and Social Policy in August 2010 as a Research Assistant working on an ESCalate funded research project whilst completing her MSc in Social Science Research Methods at Cardiff University. Subsequently, Emily worked on a variety of different research projects including a European project called Interactive Technologies in Language Teaching (iTILT) with 6 other partner countries from the EU 27 and Turkey. The aim of the project was to promote good practice in communicative second language teaching using the interactive whiteboard (http://www.itilt.eu/).

In 2013, Emily was offered a full-time lecturing position on the BA (Hons) Educational Studies course at Cardiff School of Education and Social Policy.  

Alongside her teaching commitments, Emily is also studying for a Ph.D. exploring the role of assistive technologies for pupils with visual impairment. The research aims to use a range of innovative methodologies to explore how assistive technology supports visually impaired learners in mainstream primary setting, using links established with the RNIB and specialist visual impairment teachers in South Wales.