Fliss Kyffin

Fliss Kyffin
Director Full Time MA Education Studies (with placement), Lecturer, Research Supervisor (EdD, MA, BA), Link Tutor, Personal Tutor
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BEd (hons) Primary Education , Manchester Polytechnic (1st)
MSc Profound learning disability and multi sensory impairment, University of Manchester (distinction)
PhD (currently completing corrections)


125 scholarship, Bangor University
Shortlisted for Student Led Teaching Awards: 2015 and 2017

Modules taught

Postgraduate: XME4091 Assessment in Education, XME4029 Towards Inclusive Education, XME4006 Meeting SEN
Undergraduate: XAE3023 Dissertation, XAE2035 / XAC2035 Children, Literacy and Literature, XACE2064 Children’s Rights

Research Interests

Special educational needs, Down’s syndrome, , English as an additional language, communication and inclusion, early years’ education, early literacy

Title of PhD dissertation

How are the communication skills of children with Down’s syndrome and English as an additional language supported by practitioners in the Early Years’ Foundation Stage?


Dr Jean Ware & Prof Enlli Thomas

Current Postgraduate Research Projects Supervised

Ed.D (second supervisor): Sonya Woodward “What strategies and adjustments are being used by academic staff at one university in Wales to accommodate the postgraduate international students? To what extent are these successful and what more needs to be done?”
MRes Childhood and Youth Studies: Bethany Edwards “Do societal gender roles have an impact upon the referral and diagnosis of ASD in girls?”
MA Education Studies: Danyang Liu and Zhongyi Guo “A study of pupils with English as an additional language in Welsh schools”