Dr Susanna Pinkus took her first degree in English Literature and Education at Homerton College, Cambridge. After several years teaching, inspired by her experiences in the classroom, she completed a Master’s degree and doctorate in Education at Clare College, Cambridge.
Her doctoral work focused on developing new frameworks for understanding relationships between parents and professionals in a special education context.
Upon completion of Susanna’s academic studies, more passionate than ever about meeting the needs of young people and working with their families, she chose to return to work in schools. For the next decade, she took on a series of school roles. During this time, she continued to undertake supervision work at the Faculty of Education, Cambridge and qualified as an advanced skills teacher in special education providing outreach support to schools.
As a consultant and specialist in her field, parents based in the UK and beyond seek Susanna’s guidance on a range of education and school-related matters. These often, although not exclusively, have a special education focus.
Susanna is a regular contributor in the media, often providing an expert view on a range of education and child-related topics. Her first book ‘How to Create a Parent Friendly School’ was published in 2008 and she is currently pondering ideas for her second. Alongside her portfolio of private work, Susanna works at one of the UK’s leading independent schools and is delighted to be a judge at the National SEND Awards for the year 2018-2019.
Outside of work, Susanna most enjoys relaxing with her own children, family and friends.