School of Education and Sociology


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Dr Chris Neanon

  • Qualifications: BEd (Hons), MA, RSA Dip.Spld, FHEA
  • Role Title: Associate Head (Academic) and Principal Lecturer
  • Address: St George's Building, 141 High Street, Portsmouth PO1 2HY
  • Telephone: 023 9284 5226
  • Email:
  • Department: School of Education and Sociology
  • Faculty: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences


My academic background is within the field of Special Educational Needs and dyslexia in particular and I have worked as a teacher and a SENCO and as an Advisor for Portsmouth Education prior to joining the University of Portsmouth. I am a Master Practitioner in NLP and a qualified NLP coach. My current role in the School of Education and Sociology is Associate Head (Academic) and in addition to this role, I am the Course Leader for the BA Education Studies and I contribute to a range of courses including undergraduate, postgraduate and Initial Teacher Education.

Teaching Responsibilities

  • Coaching and mentoring
  • Inclusion, Diversity and SEND
  • Reflective Practice
  • Learning and teaching
  • Research methods
  • Undergraduate and postgraduate dissertation supervision


  • Principal Lecturer QA and Curriculum
  • Member of School Executive Committee


Course Leader for

  • Foundation degree Learning Support
  • BA Education and Training Studies
  • MA Learning and Teaching

Course tutor on the following courses:

  • BA (Hons) Child and Youth Studies
  • BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies

University contributions

  • SECS rep on the Faculty Quality and Curriculum Group
  • Chair/panel member for curriculum validation events


I have completed my Ph.D. this year which explored the role of reflection in the emerging professionalisation of Teaching Assistants.


Research profile

Explore my research profile, publications and activities on the Portsmouth Research Portal

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