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Frances Gentle

Frances Gentle

Dr Frances Gentle is a Lecturer with the University of Newcastle and the RIDBC Renwick Centre, Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children. Her academic activities include coordinating and lecturing postgraduate courses in the field of sensory impairment, and researching current issues relating to the education of learners with vision impairment.

Frances’ professional activities include President of the International Council for Education of People with Visual Impairment (ICEVI); President of the South Pacific Educators in Vision Impairment (SPEVI); and Convening Editor of the annual SPEVI journal.

Frances is married with two children and three darling grandchildren.

Frances is involved in a range of professional associations including South Pacific Educators in Vision Impairment (President), International Council for the Education of People with Visual Impairment (2nd Vice President), and Convening Editor of the Journal of South Pacific Educators in Vision Impairment (JSPEVI).

  • Research interests

Contemporary issues associated with educational standards and pedagogy Braille literacy and numeracy development Curriculum and instructional approaches to education for students with vision impairment, including those with additional disabilities.