Dr. John Conway has been Disability Officer at the Royal Agricultural University since 1999, managing the support provision for disabled students, mainly with dyslexia, and also responsible for developing inclusive teaching, learning and assessment strategies.
As a full time academic he also has a direct impact on teaching and assessment methods through membership of the Learning and Teaching Enhancement Committee and the Academic Board, as well as contributing to a project team working to develop holistic student support services.
John believes very strongly that access to education is a fundamental human right not to be restricted by irrelevant dis-abilities. He joined the NADP board in 2006 to help to drive this agenda forward and has been Treasurer ever since, also managing the various NADP Jiscmail lists, the previous website and acting as an Editor of The Journal of Inclusive Practice in Further and Higher Education.
John has recently been appointed to BIS’ Disabled Students Leadership Group and chairman of GuildHE’ s Student Support Network. He was the first independent Chairman of STEM-DC, a committee composed of representatives of the top scientific societies, which aims to identify and remove barriers to participation in science, technology, engineering and maths subjects.
John is also a permanent member of the executive committee of ADSHE, the body representing the interests of dyslexia tutors in HE.