Members of the Department

 

Head of Department

Professor Jane Martin

Professor Jane Martin

Professor of Social History of Education

Jane is the School of Education’s Deputy Head with responsibility for Strategic Development and Head of Department of Education and Social Justice. She moved to Birmingham from the Institute of Education, University of London, where she was Head of Department of Humanities and Social Sciences. She has lectured in Education Studies, History, Sociology and Women’s Studies at the ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 7446

Email j.martin@bham.ac.uk

Academic Staff

Professor Ann-Marie Bathmaker

Professor Ann-Marie Bathmaker

Professor of Vocational and Higher Education

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 ...

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 ...

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 Practice and Pedagogy (2014); The Routledge Handbook of Multilingualism (2012); Multilingualism. A Critical Perspective (2010); Discourse and Power in a ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 415 8221

Email a.j.blackledge@bham.ac.uk

Dr Marion Bowl

Dr Marion Bowl

Senior Lecturer in Education

Marion is Senior Lecturer in Education in the School of Education, Department for Education and Social Justice. 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 ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 4380

Email m.bowl.1@bham.ac.uk

Dr Elizabeth Chilton

Lecturer in Language and Education

Telephone +44 (0)121 415 8238

Email e.h.chilton@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, ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 4842

Email a.creese@bham.ac.uk

Professor Peter Davies

Professor Peter Davies

Professor of Education Policy Research
Director of Research

Peter is Deputy Head of School and Director of Research. He also leads the Centre for Higher Education Equity and Access. He is programme lead for the Masters in School Improvement and Educational Leadership.

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 4820

Email p.davies.1@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 of Critical Race Studies
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’, 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 written 6 books and ...

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

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 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 ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 415 8292

Email martingz@bham.ac.uk

Dr Kevin Myers

Dr Kevin Myers

Senior lecturer in social history and education and Deputy Head of Department

Kevin joined the University of Birmingham in 2000 and teaches social history and education on the BA Childhood, Culture and Education. He is a member of the editorial boards for the journals, Education Review, History of Education and Paedagogica Historica.

Telephone +44 (0) 121 415 8230

Email k.p.myers@bham.ac.uk

Dr Nick Peim

Dr Nick Peim

Senior Lecturer

Telephone +44 (0) 121 414 3475

Email n.a.peim@bham.ac.uk

Dr Nicola Rollock

Lecturer
Deputy Director, Centre for Research in Race & Education

Nicola is a 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. ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 2638

Email n.rollock@bham.ac.uk

Dr Janette Ryan

Dr Janette Ryan

Director, BA in Education

Janette joined the Department in 2013 and is Director of the BA in Education. She has lived and worked in Australia, China and the UK. Her interests are in cross-cultural teaching, internationalising the curriculum, international students, China’s curriculum reform, and pedagogy and scholarship in Confucian-heritage cultures. She previously taught Chinese in primary and secondary ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 4809

Email j.ryan.2@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

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

Paul Warmington is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Education and Senior Tutor on the BA (Hons) Education programme. He has taught and researched for more than twenty years, firstly in FE then in higher education. He is an Associate of HEA’s Centre for Sociology, Anthropology & Politics. He is a member of the editorial boards of Journal of Vocational Education & Training, ...

Telephone +44 (0) 121 414 6734

Email p.c.warmington@bham.ac.uk

Professor Deborah Youdell

Professor Deborah Youdell

Professor of Sociology of Education
Director, Public Service Academy

Deborah Youdell is Professor of Sociology of Education in the School of Education and is the Director of the Public Service Academy, an initiative that brings together the public service expertise of the College of Social Sciences to engage and inform public service bodies in Birmingham as well as nationally and internationally.  

Deborah's work in the Sociology of ...

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 ...

Email l.davies@bham.ac.uk

Professor Clive Harber

Professor Clive Harber

Emeritus Professor of International Education

Clive Harber is Professor of International Education. He was formerly a social science teacher in secondary schools and an initial teacher educator, but now works primarily with post-graduate taught and research students.

From 1995-9, he was head of the school of Education at the then University of Natal, South Africa and was head of the School of Education, University of Birmingham ...

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

Support Staff

Alison Duggan - Postgraduate Programme Administrator
Telephone +44 (0)121 415 8274
Email a.c.duggan@bham.ac.uk

Lily Ilic - Research Administrator for the Centre for Higher Education Equity and Access
Telephone +44 (0)121 414 3294
Email l.ilic@bham.ac.uk

Angela Poultney - Programme Administrator
Telephone +44 0121 415 8290
Email a.poultney@bham.ac.uk

Tracey Priest - Programme Team Leader
Telephone +44(0)121 414 4855

Matthew Raine - Programme Administrator
Telephone +44(0)121 415 8283
Email m.j.raine@bham.ac.uk 

Joanne Thomas - Department Secretary
Telephone +44(0)121 415 8240
Email: j.thomas.1@bham.ac.uk