Ms Jackie Ede



Jackie completed a BA (English and Education) followed by an MA (Honours) in Education at the University of Auckland. She worked as a tutor in child psychology for three years then branched out into the corporate world. Returning to the university in 2005, she now co-ordinates the Learning Disabilities Programme alongside colleague Glenis Wong-Toi. As mother of dyslexic teenagers, Jackie is keen to ensure that the tertiary learning environment meets the needs of students with diverse abilities. Her passion for inclusive learning and teaching practice has led to involvement in a number of interfaculty/departmental working parties and facilitation of Teaching for Inclusion workshops with various groups (staff and students) across campus.





Provides a range of services to support and enhance the learning activities of students with disabilities.
  • Screens and assesses for learning disabilities such as dyslexia, attention deficit disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorder and other invisible disabilities
  • Approves special conditions in tests and examinations
  • Offers individual consultations to develop academic and research skills
  • Provides advice on managing disabilities within the academic context, including recommendations for assistive technology
  • Delivers Teaching for Inclusion and Disability Awareness workshops to academic and professional staff
  • Offers individual consultations to academic staff to enhance inclusive teaching practice and support individual student

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Manalo, E., Ede, J., & Wong-Toi, G. (2010). Provision of Learning Support for University Students with Learning, Mental Health, and Other Forms of Hidden Disabilities. Open Rehabilitation Journal, 3, 23-33. 10.2174/1874943701003010023
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Glenis Wong-Toi
  • TOWNSEND, M. A. R., & EDE, J. (1985). COGNITIVE-STYLE OF LAW STUDENTS - PROSECUTION AND DEFENSE. PSYCHOLOGICAL REPORTS, 57 (3), 762-762. 10.2466/pr0.1985.57.3.762

Contact details

Primary office location

Level 3, Room 330
New Zealand