Keynote Speakers


Dr Susan L. Gabel, PhD is Professor of Teacher Education at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, USA, where she teaches graduate courses on inclusive education. Her research focuses on institutional structures and discourses in primary, secondary, and tertiary education that prevent or facilitate inclusion. Her publications have appeared internationally in a variety of peer-reviewed journals such as: Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, Disability & Society, The Review of Disability Studies: An International Journal, Intellectual and Developmental Disability, and International Journal of Inclusive Education.

Dr Gabel is the co-editor of two book series with Peter Lang Publishing: Disability Studies in Education and Inclusion and Teacher Education. She is the editor of three books, including, Disability and the Politics of Education: An International Reader. Her most recent book, Disability and Teaching, is used in pre-service teacher education to support critically reflective inclusive teaching.