Elizabeth Walton is a professor of education in the School of Education at the University of Nottingham. She teaches post-graduate courses in special and inclusive education, as well as supervising postgraduate students’ research in aspects of inclusive education. She is the co-convenor of the forum of the Unesco Chair for Teacher Education for Diversity and Development and her research interests are aligned with the concerns of the chair. She is also a visiting Professor at the Wits School of Education in Johannesburg South Africa. She has published research on inclusive education in national and international journals, contributed to textbooks for pre-service and in-service teachers and written a book on the Language of inclusive education.