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 Rita Jordan

Professor Rita Jordan

Emeritus Professor in Autism Studies
Self Employment as Autism Consultant

After a Psychology degree, Rita taught in mainstream and special schools which included nine years as Deputy Principal for a school for children on the autism spectrum. She also taught special needs, language development, clinical linguistics, education, and cognitive science in higher education. From 1993, she developed and ran a range of professional development programmes in autism ...

Email r.r.jordan@bham.ac.uk

Professor Ann Lewis

Professor Ann Lewis

Emeritus Professor (Special Education and Educational Psychology)

Ann Lewis is Emeritus Professor at the University of Birmingham (UK) where she was research leader for a unique, 35-strong, academic group focusing on children with special needs or disabilities. She is also Honorary Professor at the University of Warwick (UK).

She has a longstanding interest in the ‘voice’ of disabled children, in particular, conceptual and ...

Email a.lewis@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 Michael Tobin

Emeritus Professor of Special Education (Visual Impairment).

Despite retirement at age 67 in 2001, he has maintained his interest and research in the educational and psychological development of blind and partially sightede people, especially children and adolescents. He is currently re-examining the mass of data gathered on a group of 120 visually impaired children who were aged 5 at the beginning of the research in 1972.

He has ...

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