Professor of Equity and Inclusion
Julie Allan is Professor of Equity and Inclusion and Visiting Professor at the University of Borås in Sweden. She moved to Birmingham from the University of Stirling where she was Deputy Head of School and co-founder of the Laboratory in Educational Theory. Her work encompasses inclusive education, disability studies and children’s rights and is both empirical and theoretical. She has ...
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Academic and Professional Tutor
Nick Bozic has worked as an academic and professional tutor on the initial training course for educational psychologists since 2004. His special interests include community psychology, strength-based practice, working with organisations and groups, evaluation design and the use of web-based technology to support learning. Nick also contributes teaching sessions on standarised test ...
Telephone +44 (0)121 414 5959
Reader in Disability and Special Educational Needs, Co-director VICTAR
Graeme is the deputy head of the Disability Inclusion and Special Needs (DISN) department (with a particular lead on research). DISN is the largest department of its kind in the UK and comprises over 30 academics researching and studying in the field of inclusion, SEN and disability.
Graeme is the co-director of the Visual Impairment Centre for Teaching and ...
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Senior lecturer in Autism Studies
Director of Autism Centre for Education and Research
Dr Karen Guldberg is currently Director of the Autism Centre for Education and Research (ACER) at the School of Education, University of Birmingham. She is a Senior Lecturer in Autism Studies in the Department of Disability, Inclusion and Special Needs (DISN).
Dr Guldberg is passionate about ensuring there is synergy between her teaching and research. She teaches on ...
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Lecturer in Social, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties (SEBD)
Neil Hall started in his current role in September 2010, although for 20 years, as an Honorary Lecturer, he taught on various CPD programmes in special education and child protection and on initial and post qualification doctoral training courses in educational psychology. Neil is a Chartered Psychologist registered with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and a Practitioner ...
Telephone +44 (0)121 414 4841
Rachel Hewett is a Research Associate based at Visual Impairment Centre for Teaching and Research
She has been working in VICTAR since February 2010, after moving over from Birmingham Clinical Trials Unit. She is primarily working on a project funded by Nuffield Foundation and has been focusing particularly on the transition experience of visually impaired students; ...
Telephone +44 (0)121 414 4394
Lecturer, Deafblindness and Multisensory Impairment
Alongside her work as a lecturer, Liz is also an advisory teacher for deafblind children for a local authority. This maintains her daily contact with deafblind people and promotes the integration of new ideas and research into practice.
Initially teaching children with severe learning difficulties, an interest in sensory impairment led her on to working with deafblind adults in ...
Telephone +44 (0)121 414 4873
Academic and Professional Tutor, educational psychology
Julia has a background in teaching in both secondary school and further education. She works part-time as a Senior Educational Psychologist for a local authority in the West Midlands.
Telephone 0121 414 4450
Lecturer in Autism
Dr Glenys Jones is a Chartered Psychologist, lecturer and researcher in the Autism Centre for Education and Research (ACER) at the School of Education, University of Birmingham. She has worked in the field of autism for over 30 years and is particularly interested in educational interventions and evaluation. Her experience with parents and families as an Educational Psychologist and ...
Telephone +44 (0) 121 414 7102
Dr Lila Kossyvaki joined ACER in the School of Education as a Research Fellow. She is an autism specialist teacher and she has a strong interest in school-based interventions to promote social communication in children with autism and learning difficulties. Before her PhD she worked in a research centre at the University of Athens and as a lecturer in the Public Institute of Vocational Training ...
Telephone +44 (0)121 414 3464
Tutor in Educational Psychology
Senior Educational Psychologist
Jane works as a tutor in educational psychology and is involved in teaching and supervising trainee educational psychologists on the three year initial training programme (Applied Educational and Child Psychology Doctorate). She is also Director of the research doctorate for practising educational psychologists (Ed Psych D programme) which has over 40 students enrolled.
Telephone +44 (0) 121 414 3473
Paul joined the School of Education 2006 to take up a three-year research post as a research fellow in VICTAR. He is working on a Sightsavers International funded project studying the educational inclusion of children with visual impairment in developing countries. This involves establishing an evidence base demonstrating the effectiveness of different educational models of education for children ...
Telephone +44(0)121 414 6735
Lecturer in Autism
Before joining the University Andrea worked in the voluntary sector, supporting adults with disabilities. She developed and managed models of support (including supported living, employment, peer support and community inclusion) for adults with Asperger syndrome within the West Midlands region.
Telephone +44 (0) 121 415 8442
Qualifying as a speech and language therapist, Deirdre spent over two years in a special school in Peru, where she worked, through Spanish, with teachers and children with a range of educational needs. She continued to work as a speech and language therapist in the UK, and obtained masters and doctoral degrees in aspects of speech and language development and difficulty in bilingual children. She ...
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Programme Lead (Visual Impairment)
Director of Education
Mike McLinden is 'Professor in the School of Education' in the Department of 'Disability, Inclusion and Special Needs' at the University of Birmingham. He is currently interim Director of Education for the School and until March 2013 was interim 'Director of Educational Development' at the University's Centre for Learning and Academic Development (CLAD). Mike has ...
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Director of Professional Training in Educational Psychology
Sue has been a practising educational psychologist for more than 25 years, and, in addition to her teaching and research responsibilities within the University, continues to practice as a chartered educational psychologist on a 0.1 full-time equivalent basis.
Telephone +44(0)121 414 4880
Teaching Fellow in Inclusion and Special Educational Needs
Prior to her appointment as a Teaching Fellow, Michele had experience of working with children and young people of all ages and abilities, within both residential schools as well as day schools. She was a Headteacher of two schools - a secondary school for pupils with severe, profound and complex learning difficulties and also a mainstream primary school with a Nursery attached.
Telephone +44 (0)121 414 4822
Lecturer in Inclusive and Special Education
Chris has worked in the higher education sector since 1992, lecturing at the Institute of Education (University of London) and Canterbury Christ Church University College before taking up his current post at The University of Birmingham.
Telephone +44 (0) 121 414 4832
Academic and professional tutor to Applied Educational and Child Psychology Doctorate programme
Anita Soni is an Academic and Professional tutor in the School of Education.
She is interested in working with children and their families in their early years of life, between birth and 7 years. She is enthusiastic about developing the skills of the Children’s Workforce, especially those working in Children’s Centres, and early years provision in the maintained, ...
Professor of Inclusion and Diversity
Gary Thomas took up the post of chair in education at Birmingham in 2005. Before university teaching, he worked as a teacher and as an educational psychologist. In higher education – at the University of Leeds, at Oxford Brookes University, UWE and University College London – his teaching and research have focused on inclusion, special education, and research methodology in ...
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Lecturer in Autism
Kerstin has been appointed as a lecturer and researcher in the Autism Centre for Education and Research. She previously worked for several years in the Oxford Autism Research Group, where she managed the work programme of the International Molecular Genetics Study of Autism Consortium (IMGSAC). As a member of staff at the Oxford Neurodevelopmental Magnetoencephalography (MEG) Centre, Kerstin ...
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Teaching Fellow in Education (Deafness and Hearing Impairment)
Angie Wootten is a practising teacher of deaf children and young people. She works in a peripatetic capacity for Warwickshire’s Sensory and Complex team under the over-arching Integrated Disability Service and visits children of all ages and covering a spectrum of need.
Angie has been a placement supervisor and a regional tutor for the university’s course ...
Telephone +44 (0)121 414 4843
Honorary Clinical Lecturer
Jane has a background in teaching in early years and special education. She was an Educational Psychologist from 1993 until she retired from Local Authority practice in 2011. She continues to do some locum work for a Midlands local authority. She is a Health and Care Professions Council Registered Practitoner Psychologist, Chartered Educational Psychologist and Associate ...