Garry Hornby has worked as a mainstream and special education teacher and as an educational psychologist before lecturing in special education at two teachers’ colleges and three universities. He has established post-graduate training programmes for teachers of children with special needs and disabilities in England, Barbados and New Zealand. Garry has published over 100 journal articles and book chapters and authored, co-authored or edited thirteen books, the most recent being on ‘Parental involvement in childhood education (2011)’ and ‘Inclusive special education (2014)’, both published by Springer.
Garry was most recently a professor of education at the University of Canterbury and Director of the Inclusive and Special Education Research Group, a research unit within the College of Education that focused on the development of research by faculty and doctoral students involving individuals with disabilities and their families. He also co-coordinated an innovative national programme to train specialist teachers of children with learning and behavioural difficulties that mainly involved online learning.See more from Garry Hornby