Members of the Department of Education and Social Justice

 

Head of Department

Academic Staff

Dr Sarah Aiston

Senior Lecturer in Education Studies

Sarah is currently a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Education and Social Justice, School of Education. Immediately prior to joining the University of Birmingham, Sarah was a member of staff in the Faculty of Education at the University of Hong Kong, where she was also Convenor of the Women’s Studies Research Centre. Prior to working in Asia for several years, she was a lecturer at ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 4814
Email
s.j.aiston@bham.ac.uk

Simon Asquith

Simon Asquith

Senior Lecturer
Head of Education & Deputy Director of Undergraduate Studies, Department of Education & Social Justice

Simon Asquith is Head of Education and Deputy Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Education & Social Justice in the School of Education.  He is also International Exchange and Study Abroad Tutor and BA Year 1 Lead Tutor in the department.

Simon has taught in the school sector in Leeds, Bradford and Cumbria and has lectured in teacher education and in geography ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 7607
Email
s.asquith@bham.ac.uk

Professor Ann-Marie Bathmaker

Professor Ann-Marie Bathmaker

Professor of Vocational and Higher Education
Director of Postgraduate Research

Ann-Marie Bathmaker joined the University of Birmingham in 2012 as Professor of Vocational and Higher Education. She started her career working in provision of English for Speakers of Other Languages, and she then worked as a local authority advisor for equal opportunities as part of the Technical and Vocational Education Initiative, before moving into higher education. Her career in higher ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 3467
Email
a.m.bathmaker@bham.ac.uk

Dr Tom Bisschoff

Dr Tom Bisschoff

Senior Lecturer

Tom started his career as a high school teacher in economics and accountancy. He was a member of the academic staff of the following tertiary institutions: University of South Africa (Pretoria, South Africa), Central University of Technology (Bloemfontein, South Africa), Vista University (Sebokeng, South Africa) and the University of Johannesburg before joining the University of Birmingham in ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 4804
Email
t.c.bisschoff@bham.ac.uk

Professor Adrian Blackledge

Professor Adrian Blackledge

Professor of Bilingualism
Director of the MOSAIC Centre for Research on Multilingualism

Adrian Blackledge is Director of the MOSAIC Centre for Research on Multilingualism. He is author of numerous articles and books based on his research on multilingualism in education and wider society. His books include Heteroglossia as Practiceand Pedagogy (2014); The Routledge Handbook of Multilingualism (2012); Multilingualism. A Critical Perspective (2010); Discourse and Power ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 415 8221
Email
a.j.blackledge@bham.ac.uk

Dr Marion Bowl

Dr Marion Bowl

Senior Lecturer in Education
Director of Postgraduate Research

Marion is Senior Lecturer and Director of Postgraduate Research in the Education in the School of Education. Her areas of research and teaching expertise include post-compulsory education,adult and informal education, widening participation in further and higher education and education in the context of globalisation and internationalisation. In the School of Edication she is the School ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 4380
Email
m.bowl.1@bham.ac.uk

Professor Angela Creese

Professor Angela Creese

Professor of Educational Linguistics
Deputy Director of MOSAIC, Centre for Research on Multilingualism

Angela Creese is professor of educational linguistics in the School of Education.

Her research and teaching cross references anthropology, linguistics and education. She uses ethnography to investigate ideologies and interactions in educational and other social settings. Her research publications cover urban multilingualism, language ecology, multilingual ethnography, language education and ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 4842
Email
a.creese@bham.ac.uk

Dr Laura Day Ashley

Dr Laura Day Ashley

Lecturer

Laura became Lecturer at the School of Education in 2011 after completing a Birmingham Research Fellowship. Prior to that she worked as a member of a team on a large-scale research programme, the National Evaluation of the Children's Fund (DfES) at the University of Birmingham. She joined the University of Birmingham from the University of Oxford where she held an ESRC research studentship and ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 4827
Email
l.dayashley@bham.ac.uk

Professor David Gillborn

Professor David Gillborn

Professor of Critical Race Studies
Director of Research, Director of the Centre for Research in Race & Education (CRRE) and Editor-in-Chief, Race Ethnicity and Education

David is Professor of Critical Race Studies, editor-in-chief of the journal ‘Race Ethnicity and Education’, Director of Research in the School of Education and Director of the Centre for Research in Race and Education (CRRE).

David’s research focuses on race inequalities in education, especially the role of racism as a changing and complex characteristic of the system. He has ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 4835
Email
d.gillborn@bham.ac.uk

Professor Ian Grosvenor

Professor Ian Grosvenor

Professor of Urban Education History
Director of the Voices of War & Peace Centre

Ian Grosvenor is Professor of Urban Educational History. He is author of numerous articles and books on racism, education and identity, the visual in educational research, the material culture of education and the history of urban education. Books include, Assimilating Identities. Racism and Education in Post 1945 Britain (1997), Silences and Images. The Social History of the Classroom (1999) ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 4826
Email
i.d.grosvenor@bham.ac.uk

Professor Michael Hand

Professor Michael Hand

Professor of Philosophy of Education
Director of the Birmingham ESRC Doctoral Training Centre

Michael Hand is Professor of Philosophy of Education in the School of Education and Director of the Birmingham ESRC Doctoral Training Centre. He is the Editor of IMPACT, a pamphlet series offering philosophical perspectives on current education policy. Michael's research interests are in the areas of moral, political, religious and philosophical education. He has published books and articles on ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 415 8277
Email
m.hand@bham.ac.uk

Rachel Hu

Rachel Hu

Research Fellow

Rachel joined the School of Education as a Research Fellow in April 2014 working on the Translation and Translanguaging research project. Before this she worked in the International Office and in the Careers Network at the University of Birmingham, assisting and coordinating large projects, being engaged in their financial administration, serving international and home students.  Rachel ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 4862
Email
r.hu@bham.ac.uk

Dr Ben Kotzee

Dr Ben Kotzee

Senior Lecturer

Ben Kotzee is a senior lecturer in the School of Education. He works on topics in the philosophy of education and focuses on applying insights from contemporary epistemology to questions regarding intellectual development. He also has research interests in the nature of expertise and in professional education. From May 2015, he will be co-investigator on the Phronesis and the Medical Community pro ...

Email
h.b.kotzee@bham.ac.uk

Dr Maggie Kubanyiova

Dr Maggie Kubanyiova

Senior Lecturer in Educational Linguistics

Maggie's research focuses on second language learning and second language teacher development. She has taught English as a Foreign Language (EFL) in Slovakia and Thailand at primary, secondary and higher education levels, English for Academic Purposes (EAP) in the UK and has worked with language teachers from all over the world, particularly from China, Japan and Slovakia.  She is a ...

Telephone
+44(0)121 4148056
Email
m.kubanyiova@bham.ac.uk

Dr Paul Lynch

Dr Paul Lynch

Research Fellow

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
Email
p.lynch@bham.ac.uk

Dr Eleni Mariou

Lecturer in Educational Linguistics

Eleni Mariou is a Lecturer in Educational Linguistics. She joined the School of Education in 2014 and teaches on the MA Education TEFL programme. Before taking up this post, Eleni worked as a Teaching Fellow in TESOL at the University of Edinburgh, and also was an Associate Tutor on the distance-learning MA in Applied Linguistics and TESOL programme at the University of Leicester for several ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 8066
Email
e.mariou@bham.ac.uk

Dr Graeme Martin

Dr Graeme Martin

Lecturer in Psychology and Education

Graeme is a Lecturer in Psychology & Education in the School of Education, Contributing to Undergraduate, Post Graduate Taught and Doctoral programmes.

He started his career in FE before joining the University of Birmingham. His areas of research and teaching expertise include Psychology of Motivation and Learning, Lifespan Development, Lifelong learning, Cultural Psychology and Dynamical ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 415 8292
Email
martingz@bham.ac.uk

Dr Ian McGimpsey

Dr Ian McGimpsey

Lecturer BA in Education

Ian’s work is focussed on the sociological analysis of youth and youth services. His research has taken place within youth service providers, and has focussed on how policy on education, youth and localism relates to the identities and practices of youth workers and related occupational groups. Central to his work is a concern with inequality and social justice, and the role youth services ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 415 8219
Email
i.mcgimpsey.1@bham.ac.uk

Dr Nicola Rollock

Senior Lecturer
Deputy Director, Centre for Research in Race & Education

Nicola is a Senior Lecturer within the School of Education and Deputy Director of the Centre for Research in Race & Education.

She is interested in practices that enable and challenge the continued manifestation of race inequity in contemporary societies. Understanding the role of privilege and power which are often overlooked in race debates is a key aspect of her work. She is especially ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 2638
Email
n.rollock@bham.ac.uk

Dr Tonie Stolberg

Dr Tonie Stolberg

Lecturer in Science and Science Education
Admissions Tutor (Undergraduate Programmes)
Welfare Officer

His current work draws on both his background in research chemistry and psychology, and new data as to what practices (philosophically, educationally, pedagogically and culturally) might best be adopted to encourage personally meaningful educational practices.

Telephone
+44 (0) 121 415 8395
Email
t.l.stolberg@bham.ac.uk

Dr Paul Warmington

Dr Paul Warmington

Deputy Director of Research
Reader in Education & Social Justice and Deputy Director, Centre for Research in Race & Education

Paul Warmington is Reader in Education & Social Justice in the School of Education. He is currently the School's Deputy Director of Research. He has taught and researched for the last three decades, firstly in FE then in higher education. His research interests include race, class and education; critical theories of race; widening participation; post-compulsory and vocational education. ...

Telephone
+44 (0) 121 414 6734
Email
p.c.warmington@bham.ac.uk

Professor Deborah Youdell

Professor Deborah Youdell

Professor of Sociology of Education

Deborah Youdell is Professor of Sociology of Education in the School of Education.  

She currently holds a British Academy Fellowship bringing emerging knowledge in the new biological sciences together with sociological accounts of schooling and subjectivity to generate new insights into learning and the learner and establish the usefulness of critical biosocial studies for education. 

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Telephone
+44 (0) 121 414 4840/+44 (0) 121 414 7492
Email
d.youdell@bham.ac.uk

Associated Staff

Professor Lynn Davies

Professor Lynn Davies

Emeritus Professor of International Education

Lynn Davies is Emeritus Professor of International Education in the School of Education. 

Her central interests are in the fields of education and conflict, education and extremism, and education in fragile states. She has published major books and reports in these areas, for example Education and Conflict: Complexity and Chaos; Educating against Extremism; and Unsafe Gods: Security, ...

Email
l.davies@bham.ac.uk

Professor Clive Harber

Professor Clive Harber

Emeritus Professor of International Education

Clive Harber is Emeritus Professor of International Education. He was formerly a social science teacher in secondary schools and an initial teacher educator.

From 1995-9, he was head of the School of Education at the then University of Natal, South Africa. He was also head of the School of Education, University of Birmingham from 2003-2006. He has recently completed books on education, ...

Email
c.r.harber@bham.ac.uk

Professor Marilyn Martin-Jones

Professor Marilyn Martin-Jones

Emeritus Professor

Marilyn Martin-Jones is Emeritus Professor and former Director of the MOSAIC Centre for Research on Multilingualism. She has been involved in research on bilingualism and multilingualism in different regions of Britain for thirty years. She has undertaken three broad types of research: (1.) research on bilingual discourse in face-to-face interaction; (2.) research on multilingual literacy and the ...

Email
m.martinjones@bham.ac.uk

Professor Ruth Watts

Professor Ruth Watts

Emeritus Professor of History of Education

Ruth Watts is Emeritus Professor of History of Education at the University of Birmingham. Her research interests are in the history of education and gender and she has published much on these, her first book being Gender, Power and the Unitarians in England, 1760-1860 (Longman, 1997) and her latest being Women in Science: A Social and Cultural History(Routledge, 2007). She is on the Board of ...

Email
r.e.watts@bham.ac.uk

Department Administrator

Joanne Thomas 
Telephone +44(0)121 415 8240 
Email: esj-admin@contacts.bham.ac.uk