Members of the Department of Teacher Education

 

For general enquiries, please contact the Department Administrator

Lynn Goode
Emaildte-admin@contacts.bham.ac.uk
Tel:+44 (0) 121 415 8196  

Head of Department

Frances Child

Frances Child

Head of the Department of Teacher Education
Vice Principal of the University of Birmingham School.

Frances is a secondary school teacher and leader with extensive experience in Initial Teacher Education. She is Head of the Department of Teacher Education in the School of Education, University of Birmingham and also the Vice Principal of the University of Birmingham School – the country’s first secondary University Training School (UTS) which opened in September 2015. The School ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 4849
Email
f.child@bham.ac.uk

Deputy Head - Teaching

Dr Christine Szwed

Dr Christine Szwed

Reader in Teacher Education
National Teaching Fellow

Chris joined the University  as a lecturer in Primary education and has since held the positions of Director of Studies for ITE and Head of Primary ITE. Her research interests cover the area of special needs and management alongside the area of initial teacher training. She was part of the School of Education team responsible for the DfES Transforming the School Workforce Pathfinder ...

Telephone
+44 (0) 121 415 8220
Email
c.a.szwed@bham.ac.uk

Research Leads

Dr Ian Davison

Dr Ian Davison

Lecturer

School of Education

Ian completed his PhD in psychology in 1987; then taught in secondary schools in various roles including ICT co-ordinator, head of science and senior teacher. He is currently a Lecturer and leads the Education for Health Professionalsprogramme. In addition he teaches quantitative methods including factor analysis and provides a statistical advice service for the school. Much of his time is ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 4808
Email
i.w.davison@bham.ac.uk

Dr John Kirkman

Dr John Kirkman

Lecturer in Science Education

School of Education

John taught Science and Physics in secondary schools for fourteen years, including a role as Head of Science.  For three years, he worked part time at the University of Warwick on the Science PGCE course and part-time in school.  He joined the University of Birmingham in 2007 as Lecturer in Science Education with a focus on Physics initial teacher education.

Telephone
+44 (0) 121 414 4833
Email
j.r.kirkman@bham.ac.uk

Academics

Angela Bowes

Lecturer

Angela is a German and French specialist having completed her Teacher Training at Birmingham University. She has held a number of teaching posts in Worcestershire and as well as co-teaching on the MFL PGDipEd, she is an ExcellentTeacher/AST two days a week at Kingsley College in Worcestershire. Her area of expertise is the development of Teaching and Learning. Angela has also carried out ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 4404
Email
a.bowes@bham.ac.uk

Alison Broad

Alison Broad

Programme Lead

Alison is the programme lead on the PG Dip Ed Primary/ Early Years ITE course and is responsible for the day to day running of the university and school based training programe. She also heads up the science and computing modules on the programme.

Alison joined the School of Education in January 2010.   She has a very strong background in early education, having taught ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 415 8191
Email
a.broad@bham.ac.uk

Dr Joanne Cliffe

Senior Lecturer
Programme Leader PGDip Teaching Studies, Programme Leader MA Teaching Studies

Joanne Cliffe is Programme Leader for the following: Post Graduate Diploma in Physical Education (QTS) for Secondary Education, PGDip Teaching Studies and MA Teaching Studies. Joanne’s previous experience in higher education included contributions to the PGCE Physical Education course at Loughborough University. Her background is in teaching in secondary education and her posts have ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 4805
Email
j.e.cliffe@bham.ac.uk

Gemma Collins

Lecturer in Geography Education

Gemma has held a number of teaching posts in Birmingham schools since 2003, and before entering higher education held the post of Head of Department in a local secondary comprehensive school. She is a member of the Geographical Association and the RGS-IBG, and has also worked with the Prince’s Teaching Institute on their Schools Programme for Geography, in conjunction with the University of ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 4810
Email
g.r.collins@bham.ac.uk

Martine Delbauve

Martine Delbauve

Lecturer in Education

Martine is a Modern Languages specialist (French/Spanish) and has taught in schools and colleges, and in adult and higher education in England. After working as Course Leader for Modern Languages at a sixth form college she developed a portfolio of work by combining teaching, initial teacher training and consultancy work. She has also worked as educational adviser with a ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 8565
Email
m.a.delbauve@bham.ac.uk

David Foster

David Foster

Lecturer in Primary and Early Years Mathematics Education

David Foster joined the School Of Education in September 2014. He teaches Mathematics Education on the PGDip in Primary Education (PGCE Advanced) Primary and Early Years Course. Prior to this he worked for two years at BCU and seven years at Newman University as a Senior Lecturer in Mathematics and Mathematics Education. David has worked as a class teacher and Mathematics Coordinator within ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 4456
Email
d.n.foster@bham.ac.uk

Tom Francome

Tom Francome

Lecturer in Secondary Mathematics

Tom joined the Initial Teacher Education team to teach on the Secondary Mathematics programme. Maths Team of the year 2015After completing his Initial Teacher Training at Birmingham University, Tom taught in schools in the city and worked for many years as a Head of Mathematics and Head of Faculty winning the TES Award for 'Maths Team of the Year 2015'. Tom is interested equitable approaches to teaching mathematics and
in ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 415 8288
Email
t.j.francome@bham.ac.uk

Dr Celia Greenway

Dr Celia Greenway

Senior lecturer
Director of Education, School of Education

Celia Greenway is the Director of Education in the School of Education. She is also the PGDipEd Early Years Co-ordinator and Partnership lead. Initially as a practitioner Celia taught in schools and nurseries across Worcestershire. Prior to joining the University, she was responsible for developing Higher Education provision within the Further Education Sector, and worked in collaboration with ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 415 8218
Email
c.a.greenway@bham.ac.uk

Dr Sarah Hall

Dr Sarah Hall

Lecturer in Religious Education

Sarah is passionate about the role that outstanding Religious Education has in shaping young people lives and equipping them for the modern world as reflective and tolerant thinkers. She has an extensive vocabulary of teaching and learning strategies which inspire teacher trainees and pupils in school to enquire and respond to religion in a creative and reflective way whilst developing religious ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 4815
Email
s.hall.3@bham.ac.uk

Anthony Herbert

Lecturer in Secondary Mathematics

After qualifying as a teacher at the University of Birmingham in 1991, Anthony taught mathematics in a variety of schools in and around Birmingham, being promoted to Head of Mathematics at Pershore High School in 1999. He became the Director of the Faculty of Mathematics, ICT and BS at Shenley Court School (now Shenley Academy) in Northfield until early retirement in 2012.  Returning to ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 4824
Email
a.p.herbert@bham.ac.uk

Sally Hobday

Lecturer in Secondary English Education

Sally took up the position of lecturer on the University of Birmingham PGDipEd secondary English course in 2013. Her previous career was in teaching in comprehensive schools beginning in 1990. Sally has worked as Head of Department , Head of Year and both as Subject and Professional ITE Mentor in schools in South Birmingham and North Solihull.

Email
s.hobday@bham.ac.uk

Dr Russell Manning

Dr Russell Manning

Lecturer in History in Education, Director of secondary ITE

After gaining his PGCE in 1994 Russell Manning worked as a Teacher of History at the Earls High School in Halesowen.  He worked at this school for ten years and held the following posts; Deputy Head of Year, Second in Humanities and Head of History.  During this time he also co-ran the annual Summer Literacy School and worked as the History Mentor in the school for the University of ...

Telephone
44 (0) 121 415 8443
Email
r.manning@bham.ac.uk

Mary O'Connor

Mary O'Connor

Lecturer in Secondary Mathematics

Mary joined the School of Education as a Lecturer in Mathematics Education in September 2012. Mary has taught Mathematics for many years in local schools in Birmingham, Solihull, and Worcestershire. She also has experience of teaching overseas at a Leading International School in the Middle East. She has 15 years’ experience as a Head of Department in 3 different secondary schools and has ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 4864
Email
m.c.oconnor@bham.ac.uk

Dr John Ryan

Dr John Ryan

Director of Primary Education
Lecturer in Primary Education and Early Years

John Ryan joined the School Of Education in September 2012. He teaches Professional studies on the PGDip in Primary Education (PGCE Advanced) Primary and Early Years Course. Prior to this he worked for six years at Newman University as a Senior Lecturer in Professional Studies. John has worked in many Primary schools in Birmingham and he was a senior member of staff in all the schools he worked ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 4806
Email
j.v.ryan@bham.ac.uk

Dr Tracy Whatmore

Senior Tutor
Senior Lecturer

Tracy Whatmore joined the School of Education in September 2012. She is the Senior Tutor (Student Development and Support) for the School of Education, and Primary Link Tutor for MA Education. Previous roles have included Partnership Co-ordinator, Primary Lead for School Direct, Acting Head of Primary English and Admissions Tutor. Tracy currently teaches Professional Studies ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 4818
Email
t.whatmore@bham.ac.uk

Dr Sandy Wilkinson

Lecturer in Science Education (Chemistry)

Sandy has taught Science and Chemistry to A-level in secondary schools for 14 years. This included a secondment to the Royal Society of Chemistry as a School Teacher Fellow as part of the ‘Chemistry for Our Future’ project looking at strategies to overcome secondary to higher education transition issues. Prior to his appointment by the University of Birmingham Sandy was a Secondary ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 4825
Email
s.wilkinson@bham.ac.uk

Dr Kirsty Wilson

Dr Kirsty Wilson

Lecturer (Primary and Early Years Mathematics Education)

Kirsty works part time, and leads the PGDipEd Primary Mathematics Specialist course.  Since joining the university, Kirsty has established and taught the General Primary and Early Years mathematics courses and the Primary Mathematics Specialist course. Prior to this, she was Research Officer on the ESRC funded project ‘Purposeful Algebraic Activity’ at the University of ...

Telephone
+44 (0) 121 415 8225
Email
k.e.wilson@bham.ac.uk

Associated Staff

Professor Hywel Thomas

Professor Hywel Thomas

Emeritus Professor of Economics of Education

Hywel Thomas is Emeritus Professor of the Economics of Education. His research includes work on: the economics of professional learning, contiuing education in the health sector, resource management in schools and selection processes for specialty medical training. His work on GP education was recognised with an Honorary Fellowship of the Royal College of General Practitioners.

Email
h.r.thomas@bham.ac.uk