Mrs Joanna Rowland

Mrs Joanna Rowland

Study Skills Advisor

Student Advice and Student Hub Services - Student Services (Academic Registry)

Dyslexia/Learning Support Advisor


BTec Art & Design

BA Law and English Honours

PGCE Primary
Professional Qualification in Adult Learning (Lifelong Learning)specialising in Adults with Dyslexia

OCR Diploma in Teaching and Assessing Learners (of all ages) with SpLDs, 

Professional membership


Roles on external bodies

ADSHE Regional (Devon & Cornwall) Secretary

Teaching interests

Previous: Nursery, Primary and Pre and Post 16, Community and Adult Education, Training Centres, University – specialising in English, Maths to pre-GCSE and teaching and supporting learners with SpLDs, particularly Dyslexia, Aspergers and general learning difficulties.

Current: Study skills for HE students with dyslexia and other SpLDs: Following ADSHE 7 Principles: multi-sensory teaching and learning, relavance, motivation, overlearning, little and often, modelling, metacognition.

Staff serving as external examiners

Private Dyslexia and SpLD Assessor

Research interests

Art, History of Art, Design

Other research

Research into Peer Support Schemes to develop for for ADHD Mentor Training

Research into resources for use in ADHD support group

Research into resources to use in study skills sessions

Creative practice & artistic projects

Interests (Educational): Art, Art History, English, History, Law, Criminology, Business Studies although I am interested in Science and Geographical Sciences as well. 

Working towards an exhibition in August 2013

Other academic activities

Collaborative research into ADHD Mentoring Scheme and Support Group - resources and delivery

CPD in assessment for HE students with SpLDs

Additional information

Art Foundation BTec through Cornwall College

Continuing development through Masterclass and exhibitions

Ashtorre Workshop exhibition

Currently also attending Drawing class at Swarthmore Adult Education Centre