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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Head of School, Professor of Education and Civic Engagement
Editor of the British Journal of Educational Studies
He has written widely on the relationship between theory and practice in education, particularly the links between communitarianism, social virtues, citizenship, religion and education.
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Senior Lecturer and Head of the Department of Professional Education
Simon Asquith is Head of the Department of Professional Education in the School of Education at the University of Birmingham. As such he leads the department that includes both the Early Years and Primary and the Secondary Postgraduate Diploma in Education programmes amongst other taught programmes and research activity connected to the professional sphere of education. He is also ...
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Luca Badini Confalonieri is a Research Associate at the Jubilee Centre for Character and Values. He is involved in two collaborative research projects investigating the ideals of professional ethics operative in the medical, legal, and teaching professions. Other research interests include the role of values in ecclesial policy-making on problems whose understanding and solution require ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Professor of Bilingualism and Director of MOSAIC
Adrian Blackledge is Professor of Bilingualism. He is author of numerous articles and books based on his research on multilingualism in education and wider society. His books include Multilingualism. A Critical Perspective (2010); Discourse and Power in a Multilingual World (2005); Negotiation of Identities in Multilingual Contexts (2004); Multilingualism, Second Language Learning, and Gender ...
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Senior Lecturer in Education
Marion is Senior Lecturer in Education in the School of Education. Early in 2009, she returned from three years’ leave of absence in Aotearoa New Zealand where she was Senior Lecturer in Adult and Community Education at the University of Canterbury and Manager of the University’s Adult and Community Education Teaching and Research Team.
She is a ...
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Academic and Professional Tutor
Nick Bozic works on the initial training course for educational psychologists. His special interests include community psychology and the use of web-based technology to support learning. Fifty percent of his time is spent working as a practicing educational psychologist in the West Midlands.
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Lecturer - Science and ICT in Primary Education
Alison joined the School of Education in January 2010. She is a lecturer on the Primary PG Dip Ed (PGCE Advanced) course. She coordinates and teaches the science and ICT modules on the General Primary and Early Years Initial Teacher Education programmes. Alison has a very strong background in early education, having taught for many years in a number of Primary schools ...
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Teaching Fellow in Mathematics
Linda Caswell has taught mathematics for many years in the West Midlands area. She was Head of Mathematics for 15 years in three different schools and so has firsthand knowledge and experience of the changes to both mathematics teaching and Initial Teacher Education. Linda first worked in the School of Education in 2008 and has taught on the PGDipEd (QTS) course on a part time basis before moving ...
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Programme Leader PGDipEd (QTS) Secondary Physical Education
Joanne Cliffe is Programme Leader for the Post Graduate Diploma in Physical Education (QTS) for Secondary Education and Co-Leader for the MEd in 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 included, Head of ...
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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 ...
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Sandra is a Research Fellow in the Jubilee Centre for Character and Values where she is researching the role of values in professional practice in Medicine and Education. Previously she has worked in the Centre for Research in Medical and Dental Education, working on a range of projects including the role education may play in changing workplace culture and practices. With a background in ...
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Professor of Educational Linguistics and 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 ...
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Professor of Education Policy Research
Following experience as a head of department in a secondary school, Peter joined the School of Education at the University of Manchester where he worked primarily in initial teacher education and continuing professional development. Joining the Department of Economics at Staffordshire University in 1994 he established and led the Institute for Education Policy Research. He moved to the ...
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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 Professionals programme. In addition he teaches quantitative methods including factor analysis and provides a statistical advice service for the ...
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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 ...
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Teaching Fellow in Education
Martine is a French and Spanish specilaist and has taught Modern Languages in England 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. After a year travelling around the world she ...
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Senior Research Fellow, Co-director VICTAR
Graeme is the co-director of the Visual Impairment Centre for Teaching and Research (VICTAR), School of Education. In that role he co-ordinates the research within the centre. He joined the School of Education as a researcher in 1993 having completed his PhD in the area of individual differences in learning and computer-based presentation (also at Birmingham). Before that he completed a degree in ...
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Liz is a Research Fellow working on a Sense funded project exploring the impact that diagnosis has for people with Usher syndrome. Liz is interested in exploring the effect of changes in Usher syndrome and the knowledge that someone has Usher, on the life and experiences of a person with Usher.
Liz will be interviewing people who are about 15, about 25, and about 45 ...
Lecturer (in English Education)
Kay took up the position of Lecturer in English Education in September 2007. Teaching posts in secondary education have included Head of English 1996-2002; and Deputy Headteacher of a large comprehensive school 2002-2005. She has taught in five comprehensive schools in Sandwell, Birmingham and Worcestershire. Her career in education follows a career in retail management in Blackpool, ...
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Professor of Critical Race Studies 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.
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 5 books and more than ...
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Head of Quality Assurance and Enhancement
Celia Greenway is the PGDip in Primary Education (PGCE Advanced) Primary and Early Years Course leader. 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 the University of Worcester establishing ...
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Deputy Pro-Vice Chancellor for Cultural Engagement and Professor of Urban Education History
Ian Grosvenor is Deputy Pro-Vice Chancellor for Cultural Engagement and 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 ...
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Senior lecturer in Autism
Karen Guldberg is currently Director of the Autism Centre for Education and Research (ACER) at the School of Education, University of Birmingham and a senior lecturer in Autism Studies in the Department of Disability, Inclusion and Special Needs (DISN).
Within ACER, Karen runs the world’s first and largest blended e-learning programme for practitioners and carers who work with ...
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Liz Gulliford has an interdisciplinary background. She gained a Theology degree from Trinity College, Oxford and has a BSc in Psychology. She previously worked for the Psychology and Religion Research Group at the University of Cambridge, where she published work on forgiveness and other virtues, co-editing ‘Forgiveness in Context: Theology and Psychology in Creative ...
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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 ...
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Professor of Philosophy of Education
Director of Postgraduate Research
Michael Hand is Professor of Philosophy of Education and Director of Postgraduate Research in the School of Education. His research interests are in the areas of moral, political, religious and philosophical education. He has published books and articles on education for patriotism, the nature and aims of religious education, the justifiability of faith schools, autonomy as an educational aim, ...
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Deputy Director (Development): Jubilee Centre for Character and Values
Tom Harrison has spent many years working on research and development programmes mainly relating to character and citizenship education. Most recently he has led the My Character and Honourable Virtues projects, on behalf of the School of Education, and funded by the John Templeton Foundation. Previously he has led projects on behalf of engagED, Learning for Life, citizED, the ASC as well ...
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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 ...
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Senior Lecturer in Mathematics Education
Dave taught in a number of schools for 11 years before joining the University of Birmingham. As well as teaching on Initial Teacher Education and with experienced teachers at Masters and Doctoral level, his research interests centre around the notion of the economy of personal time and effort in the teaching and learning of mathematics. Two particular themes are central to this: ...
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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 ...
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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.
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Lecturer in English Education
Sheila has taught on the University of Birmingham PGDipEd secondary English course for the last 6 years. Her previous career was in teaching in comprehensive schools, of which 12 years was as Head of English and 10 years was in Assistant Head and Deputy Head posts. Her responsibilities have included: leadership of Teaching and Learning, curriculum development, strategic leadership of ...
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Demelza Jones is a Research Associate within the Jubilee Centre for Character and Values. She is predominantly working on a research project looking at virtue and values in professions, which investigates the role of virtue and values in the initial training and on-going professional practice of doctors, lawyers and teachers in the UK using quantitative and qualitative ...
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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 ...
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Lecturer in Science Education
John taught Science and Physics in secondary schools for fourteen years, including as a 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.
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Ben Kotzee is 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 character development. He has written on the epistemic aims of education and on the nature and development of expertise; currently, he is editing a special edition of the Journal of Philosophy of ...
Professor of Character Education and Virtue Ethics, and Deputy Director of the Jubilee Centre for Character and Values
Kristján Kristjánsson’s research orientation can best be summed up as that of Aristotle-inspired philosophical scrutiny of theories in educational psychology and values education, with special emphasis on the notions of character and emotional virtue. He has written extensively on themes in general education, moral education, educational psychology, moral philosophy and ...
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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 ...
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Senior Lecturer in Education
Penny Lacey had a background in teaching children and young people with severe, profound and complex learning difficulties before she came to the School of Education in 1991. She is programme lead for the postgraduate Severe, Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties programme.
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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.
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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 ...
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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.
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Natasha joined the School of Education in 2001 and is a research fellow in the Department of Disability, Inclusion and Special Needs (DISN). She is currently working on the AHRC funded project 'Cultural Intermediation and the Creative Economy' examining how cultural intermediation has developed historically. She has been involved in a wide range of interdisciplinary research projects with ...
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Lecturer in History in Education, Director of 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 ...
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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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Lecturer in Education Studies
After graduating Graeme worked as a research assistant before starting a career in the Further Education sector teaching on Access to Higher Education courses, including the Foundation Programme for psychology at Aston university before joining the School of Continuing Studies and then the School of Education.
He is a member of the Society for Chaos in Psychology and Life Sciences ...
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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 ...
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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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Professor of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Education
James A. Middleton is Professor of STEM Education in the School of Education at the University of Birmingham. He holds a concurrent appointment as Professor of Engineering Education and Director of the Center for Research on Education in Science, Mathematics, Engineering, and Technology at Arizona State University. Prior to these appointments, Dr. Middleton served as Associate Dean ...
Blaire joined the School of Education in 2012, and is working as a Research Associate within the Jubilee Centre for Character and Values. She is currently working on a project funded by the John Templeton Foundation entitled ‘An Attitude for Gratitude’. This project will be examining how the principle of gratitude and service is understood in British society. In particular, it will be ...
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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.
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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.
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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 ...
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.
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Dr. Qiu joined the Centre for Higher Education Equity and Access (CHEEA) in May 2012, following working at the Centre for Research in Medical and Dental Education (CRMDE), and is currently working on a Nuffield project of labour market expectations, relative performance and subject choice.
Dr Qiu is an applied economist and her main research interests are ...
Lynn is the tutor who is responsible for the secondary PGDipEd in Biology. Alongside this, she teaches on masters modules designed to understand and improve school effectiveness.
Senior Lecturer in Educational Leadership
Chris completed a post-doctoral research fellowship at the University of Wales (Swansea) before embarking on a career in teaching. He worked for some years as a senior leader in schools and was appointed as a school inspector in both the primary and secondary phases. In 1997, he joined the School of Education at the University of Wolverhampton and became Principal Lecturer and Director of ...
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Michael joined the Jubilee Centre for Character and Values in 2012 after having attained his BA in Philosophy. He is a Research Associate for the centre’s team who have a central interest in the role of virtue within the contemporary education system and the potential the subject has to assist future generations in living successful and fulfilled lives, both within and outside the education ...
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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.
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Lecturer, Deputy Director, Centre for Research in Race & Education and Associate Editor for the Journal Race Ethnicity & Education
Nicola Rollock is a Lecturer within the School of Education, Assistant Editor of the Journal ‘Race Ethnicity & 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 racial inequalities in contemporary societies. Understanding the role ...
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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 ...
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Since arriving at the University of Birmingham in 2007, Beng Huat has been involved in a wide range of research including character education, developing critical thinking skills, systematic reviews for government, and rigorous evaluations of programmes in schools. Her research interests stem mainly from her desire to help children enjoy school and to achieve their full potential. She is ...
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Dr Kathryn Simpson joined the University of Birmingham in 2000 and currently teaches English Literature on the BA (Hons) English Language and Literature in Educationprogramme. The focus of her teaching is primarily on nineteenth and twentieth century prose fiction, women’s writing, and literary and cultural theory (especially gender and sexuality issues and theories). She is a ...
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Professor of Gender Equality in Education
Christine Skelton is Professor of Gender Equality in Education. She is Director of Research and a Deputy Head of the School of Education.
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Lecturer in Education
Susannah Smith is a Lecturer in Education in the School of Education. Susannah’s main teaching responsibility is on the PGDip Primary Education (PGCE Advanced) General or Early Years programme where she co-ordinates and teaches the English element of the course. Before joining the University in 1996, Susannah taught for seven years in primary schools in Birmingham and ...
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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.
Anita has published one book on the Early Years Foundation Stage, with a second due out in September 2011. She works part time at the University of Birmingham in the Educational Psychology department and also works as an Educational Psychologist with a range of primary schools and Children’s Centres ...
Lecturer in Science and Science Education
Admissions Tutor (Undergraduate Programmes)
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.
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Senior Lecturer and Deputy Head of the Department of Professional Education
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 ...
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Lecturer in Religious Education
Geoff is PGCE tutor for Secondary Religious Education. After sixteen years of school teaching, Geoff joined the staff at the Regional Religious Education Centre (Midlands) and subsequently became its Director. He has wide experience of providing Continuous Professional Development for serving Religious Education teachers as well as Initial Teacher Education. His PhD was entitled ‘A ...
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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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Professor of Economics of Education; Director, Centre for Research in Medical and Dental Education
Hywel Thomas is Professor of the Economics of Education and Director of the Centre for Research in Medical and Dental 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 ...
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David is a Research Fellow in the Jubilee Centre for Character and Values. His interest in character and identity began during a first career in the British Army. In 2010 he completed a PhD in Sociology and Social Policy at Durham University before moving to USA to work as a Research Associate at Purdue University, Indiana, in the Human Development and Family Studies Department (HDFS). ...
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Senior Lecturer and 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) Childhood, Culture & 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 ...
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Senior Lecturer in Education (Deafness and Hearing Impairment)
Linda has a background of experience as a teacher of the deaf and educational audiologist and her research and teaching are rooted in this experience. She is particularly interested in the early language and literacy development of young deaf children and how this can be enhanced by the use of cochlear implants and/or digital hearing aids. She has a collaboration with the University of ...
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Senior Lecturer in Primary and Early Years Education
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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 ...
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Lecturer (Primary and Early Years Mathematics Education)
Please note that Kirsty Wilson is currently on maternity leave
Kirsty leads the primary and early years mathematics provision at the University of Birmingham. Prior to joining the university in 2006, she was Research Officer on the ESRC funded project ‘Purposeful Algebraic Activity’ at the University of Warwick, where she also contributed to initial ...
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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 ...
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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 Professions Council Registered Practitoner Psychologist and a Chartered Educational Psychologist.
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Professor of Sociology of Education
Deborah Youdell’s work is located in the Sociology of Education and is concerned with inequalities and the ways that these are connected to subjectivities, everyday practice, pedagogy, institutional processes and education policy. Her work covers a range of categories of identity and their intersections including race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, religion, social class, ability ...
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