Academic Staff

Academic staff profiles 

Professor Julie Allan

Professor Julie Allan

Professor of Equity and Inclusion and Deputy Head of School
Head of the Department of Disability Inclusion and Special Needs

Julie Allan is Professor of Equity and Inclusion, Head of the Department of Disability Inclusion and Special Needs and Visiting Professor at the University of Borås in Sweden. Her work encompasses inclusive education, disability studies and children’s rights and is both empirical and theoretical. She has a particular interest in educational theory and the insights offered through ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 4853

Email j.allan.1@bham.ac.uk

Professor James Arthur

Professor James Arthur

Head of School
Professor of Education and Civic Engagement

Editor of the British Journal of Educational Studies and Director of the Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues based within the School of Education, This is an interdisciplinary research centre focussing on character, virtues and values in the interest of human flourishing.

He has written widely on the relationship between theory and practice in education, ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 5596

Email j.arthur@bham.ac.uk

Simon Asquith

Simon Asquith

Senior Lecturer
Deputy Director of Undergraduate Studies

Simon Asquith is Deputy Director of Undergraduate Studies in the School of Education at the University of Birmingham. He is also national chair of the Association for Partnership in Teacher Education (APTE) and sits on the Executive Committee of the Universities’ Council for the Education of Teachers (UCET).

Simon has taught in the school sector in Leeds, ...

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

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

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

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

Nick Bozic

Nick Bozic

Academic and Professional Tutor

Nick Bozic has worked as an academic and professional tutor on the initial training course for educational psychologists since 2004. His special interests include community psychology, strength-based practice, working with organisations and groups, evaluation design and the use of web-based technology to support learning. Nick also contributes teaching sessions on standarised test ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 5959

Email n.m.bozic@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 ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 415 8191

Email a.broad@bham.ac.uk

Professor David Carr

Professor of Ethics and Education

David Carr is Professor of Ethics and Education and his principal research interests include: ethics, virtue ethics and moral education; the nature of professionalism and professional ethics; aesthetics; and education of the emotions. He has written widely in these areas and s the author of Making Sense of Education: An Introduction to the Philosophy and Theory of Education and Teaching ...

Email d.carr@bham.ac.uk

Linda Caswell

Linda Caswell

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 ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 4814

Email l.r.caswell@bham.ac.uk

Dr Elizabeth Chilton

Lecturer in Language and Education

Telephone +44 (0)121 415 8238

Email e.h.chilton@bham.ac.uk

Dr Joanne Cliffe

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 ...

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 ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 4810

Email g.r.collins@bham.ac.uk

Dr Sandra Cooke

Dr Sandra Cooke

Research Fellow

Sandra is a Research Fellow in the Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtueswhere 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 ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 5770

Email s.cooke@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 Randall Curren

Professor Randall Curren

Professor of Moral and Virtue Education

Randall Curren is Chair of Moral and Virtue Education in the Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues and Professor in the Royal Institute of Philosophy (London). He is also Professor of Philosophy and Professor of Education (secondary) at the University of Rochester (New York), and has been the Ginny and Robert Loughlin Founders’ Circle Member at the Institute for Advanced Study in ...

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 Ian Davison

Dr Ian Davison

Lecturer

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 ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 4808

Email i.w.davison@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

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

Dr Graeme Douglas

Dr Graeme Douglas

Reader in Disability and Special Educational Needs
Co-director VICTAR

Graeme is the deputy head of the Disability Inclusion and Special Needs (DISN) department (with a particular lead on research).  DISN is the largest department of its kind in the UK and comprises over 30 academics researching and studying in the field of inclusion, SEN and disability.

Graeme is the co-director of the Visual Impairment Centre for Teaching and ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 6736

Email g.g.a.douglas@bham.ac.uk

Dr Liz Ellis

Dr Liz Ellis

Research Fellow

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.

She will be interviewing people who are about 15, about 25, and about 45 ...

Email l.ellis.2@bham.ac.uk

Dr Christopher (Kit) Field

Dr Christopher (Kit) Field

Director of Education
Head of the Department of Teacher Education

Kit Field has been the Director of Education in the School of Education since August 2014.  Immediately prior to this Kit was seconded from his post as the Head of the Centre for Academic Practice at the University of Wolverhampton to the role of interim Executive Headteacher at a large secondary Academy in the Black Country.  He has been, the Dean of the School of ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 3589

Email c.d.field.1@bham.ac.uk

David Foster

Lecturer in Primary and Early Years Education

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 4456

Email d.n.foster@bham.ac.uk

Dr Kay Fuller

Dr Kay Fuller

Lecturer (in Education)

Kay took up the position of Lecturer in September 2007 following a successful secondary school teaching and school leadership career. She was Head of English 1996-2002; and Deputy Headteacher of a large comprehensive school 2002-2005. She has taught in five mixed comprehensive schools in Sandwell, Birmingham and Worcestershire. Her career in education follows a career in retail ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 4857

Email k.e.fuller@bham.ac.uk

Dr Nicola Gauld

Dr Nicola Gauld

Research Fellow
Co-ordinator for Voices of War and Peace First World War Engagement Centre

Nicola Gauld is the Co-ordinator for Voices of War and Peace: the Great War and its legacy. Funded jointly by the Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), project will bring together collaborations between academics and community groups to research the ways in which the conflict has shaped the past 100 years. Nicola will be responsible for ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 464 3209

Email n.gauld@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

Dr Celia Greenway

Dr Celia Greenway

Senior lecturer
Head of Quality Assurance and Enhancement

Celia Greenway is 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 the University of Worcester establishing Foundation degrees for ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 415 8218

Email c.a.greenway@bham.ac.uk

Professor Ian Grosvenor

Professor Ian Grosvenor

Deputy Pro-Vice Chancellor for Cultural Engagement
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 ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 4826

Email i.d.grosvenor@bham.ac.uk

Dr Karen Guldberg

Dr Karen Guldberg

Senior lecturer in Autism Studies
Director of Autism Centre for Education and Research

Dr Karen Guldberg is currently Director of the Autism Centre for Education and Research (ACER) at the School of Education, University of Birmingham. She is a Senior Lecturer in Autism Studies in the Department of Disability, Inclusion and Special Needs (DISN).

Dr Guldberg is passionate about ensuring there is synergy between her teaching and research. She teaches on ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 3470

Email k.k.guldberg@bham.ac.uk

Dr Liz Gulliford

Dr Liz Gulliford

Research Fellow

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 Dialogue’ ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 4813

Email l.z.gulliford@bham.ac.uk

Neil Hall

Neil Hall

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 ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 4841

Email n.hall.1@bham.ac.uk

Dr Sarah Hall

Dr Sarah Hall

Lecturer in Religious Education

Sarah worked in a large Manchester school as Head of department for eight years teaching KS3 and KS4 Religious Studies and Citizenship and KS5 Philosophy, Ethics, New Testament and Hebrew Bible. She is passionate about delivering creative, innovative and inspirational Religious Education which has at its core a promotion of pupil based reflective enquiry. She was the Secondary RE ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 4815

Email s.hall.3@bham.ac.uk

Professor Michael Hand

Professor Michael Hand

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. 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 education for ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 415 8277

Email m.hand@bham.ac.uk

Tom Harrison

Tom Harrison

Deputy Director (Development): Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues

Tom Harrison is the Deputy Director of the Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues and leads on all the applied research projects. He 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 Knightly Virtues projects, on behalf of the School of Education. Previously he has led ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 4812

Email t.j.harrison@bham.ac.uk

Rachel Hewett

Rachel Hewett

Research Fellow

Rachel Hewett is a Research Fellow 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 ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 4394

Email r.g.hewett@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 Liz Hodges

Dr Liz Hodges

Lecturer, Deafblindness and Multisensory Impairment

Liz is the only University lecturer in the country in Deafblindness and The School of Education is the only nationally recruiting programme for teachers who wish to qualify with Mandatory Qualifications recognised by the GTC in deafblindness.

Initially teaching children with severe learning difficulties, an interest in sensory impairment led her on to working with ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 4873

Email e.m.hodges@bham.ac.uk

Michael Holdsworth

Michael Holdsworth

Research Fellow

Michael is a Research Fellow at the Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues in the School of Education. He is a member of the Centre’s research team and brings an expertise in law and legal ethics, particularly to the ‘Virtues, Values and Decision-Making in Three Professions in the UK in the 21st Century’ research project. This project focuses on teachers, medical and ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 5631

Email m.a.holdsworth@bham.ac.uk

Dr Julia Howe

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.

Telephone 0121 414 4450

Email j.howe.1@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 Translanguagingresearch 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 ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 4862

Email r.hu@bham.ac.uk

Dr Agnieszka Ignatowicz

Research Fellow

Agnieszka earned her PhD in Sociology from Aston University, Birmingham and was previously working as a Research Associate at Imperial College London.

A social scientist by background, Agnieszka joined the Jubilee Centre for Character and Values in November 2013. She previously worked as a Research Associate in Imperial College London’s Department of Primary Care and ...

Telephone +44 (0) 121 415 8242

Email a.m.ignatowicz@bham.ac.uk

Sheila Jackson

Sheila Jackson

Lecturer in English Education

Sheila has worked as a tutor on the University of Birmingham PGDipEd secondary Englishcourse for the last 7 years. Currently her role includes supporting students with school observation visits and marking assignments. Sheila has extensive experience teaching in comprehensive schools including posts as Head of English, Assistant Head and Deputy Head. Her responsibilities have ...

Telephone +44(0)121 414 4857

Email s.jackson@bham.ac.uk

Chantel Jones

Chantel Jones

Research Associate

Chantel joined the Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues in 2013 after graduating from Durham University with a BA in Sociology. She is a Research Associate within the Centre, and is working on the project entitled ‘Character Education in British Schools’. Her role involves, among other things, recruitment of schools as participants, fieldwork within these schools in the ...

Telephone Tel:+44 (0)121 415 8239

Email c.jones.3@bham.ac.uk

Zellah Jones

Lecturer in Secondary Biology and Professional Education Development

Telephone Tel:+44 (0)121 414 4404

Email z.p.jones@bham.ac.uk

Dr John Kirkman

Dr John Kirkman

Lecturer in Science 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

Dr Lila Kossyvaki

Dr Lila Kossyvaki

Research Fellow

Dr Lila Kossyvaki is a Research Fellow in the Autism Centre for Education and Research (ACER) which is a research centre within the Department of Disability, Inclusion and Special Needs (DISN) in the School of Education.

Lila is a chartered psychologist and an autism specialist teacher. She has a strong interest in school and home-based interventions to promote social ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 3464

Email a.kossyvaki@bham.ac.uk

Dr Ben Kotzee

Dr Ben Kotzee

Lecturer

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; he is the editor of Education and Social Epistemology ...

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

Professor Kristján Kristjánsson

Professor Kristján Kristjánsson

Professor of Character Education and Virtue Ethics
Deputy Director of the Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues

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 ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 4877

Email k.kristjansson@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 Penny Lacey

Dr Penny Lacey

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.

Telephone +44 (0) 121 414 4878

Email p.j.lacey@bham.ac.uk

Dr Jane Leadbetter

Dr Jane Leadbetter

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.

...

Telephone +44 (0) 121 414 3473

Email j.v.leadbetter@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

Andrea MacLeod

Andrea MacLeod

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.

Telephone +44 (0) 121 415 8442

Email a.g.macleod@bham.ac.uk

Russell Manning

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 ...

Telephone 44 (0) 121 415 8443

Email r.manning@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 ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 8066

Email e.mariou@bham.ac.uk

Beth Marley

Lecturer in Primary Maths

Telephone +44 (0)121 415 8225

Email b.marley@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

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

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 ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 415 8219

Email i.mcgimpsey.1@bham.ac.uk

Professor Mike McLinden

Professor Mike McLinden

Co- Director of Education
Programme Lead (Visual Impairment)

With over 25 years’ experience of teaching in schools and Higher Education (HE) Mike has extensive experience of curriculum design, delivery and evaluation as a teacher, lecturer, Director of Education and a researcher. Mike’s research interests include developing ‘research-informed’ pedagogical practice within HE with a particular focus on the development of ...

Telephone +44 (0) 121 414 4837

Email m.t.mclinden@bham.ac.uk

Professor James Middleton

Professor James Middleton

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 ...

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

Dr Blaire Morgan

Dr Blaire Morgan

Research Fellow

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 ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 4871

Email b.e.morgan@bham.ac.uk

Sue Morris

Sue Morris

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.

Telephone +44(0)121 414 4880

Email s.k.morris@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

Emma Nailer

Emma Nailer

Research Associate

Emma joined the School of Education in 2014, working as a Research Associate in the Jubilee Centre for Character and Values.She is currently working on a project funded by the John Templeton Foundation, working with the National Liberty Museum in Philadelphia. The aim of the project is to evaluate the success of the ‘Torchbearers of Liberty Programme’. This programme involves ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 3967

Email e.l.nailer@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 ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 44864

Email m.c.oconnor@bham.ac.uk

Ian Ollerenshaw

Lecturer in Secondary Humanities

Email i.s.ollerenshaw@bham.ac.uk

Dr Despina Papoudi

Lecturer in Autism

Dr Despina Papoudi is a Lecturer in Autism in the Department of Disability, Inclusion and Special Needs (DISN).

Despina taught between 1995 and 2013 on undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in Greece.She was appointed as an Assistant Professor in Developmental Psychology and Psychopathology at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Faculty of Early ...

Telephone +44 (0) 121 414 7102

Email d.papoudi@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 Tian Qiu

Research Fellow

Dr. Qiu joined the Jubilee Centre for Character and Values at the end of 2013. She is working across the Centre bringing her expertise in quantitative data analysis to the team. She previously worked for Higher Education Equity and Access (CHEEA), following working at the Centre for Research in Medical and Dental Education (CRMDE).
  
Dr Qiu is an applied ...

Email t.qiu@bham.ac.uk

Michael Roberts

Michael Roberts

Research Associate

Michael joined the Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues 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 ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 4851

Email m.p.roberts@bham.ac.uk

Christopher Robertson

Christopher Robertson

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.

Telephone +44 (0) 121 414 4832

Email c.m.robertson@bham.ac.uk

Michael Roden

Principal, University Training School

Michael is a highly experienced school leader who has been appointed as the first Principal of the University of Birmingham School – the country’s first secondary ‘University Training School’ which will open in September 2015. The School aims to transform lives by creating a learning community that will maximise the personal and academic achievement of all of its ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 8055

Email m.roden@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

John Ryan

John Ryan

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 ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 4806

Email j.v.ryan@bham.ac.uk

Dr Wouter Sanderse

Research Fellow

Wouter has an interdisciplinary background. He gained a degree in International Business Communication, but also has a MA in Philosophy, both from the Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands. His doctoral thesis was called ‘Character education’, and he investigated what a neo-Aristotelian approach can make clear about the philosophy, psychology and education of virtue. ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 3967

Email w.sanderse@bham.ac.uk

Dr Matthew Schuelka

Dr Matthew Schuelka

Lecturer in Inclusion and Special Educational Needs

Dr. Matthew Schuelka is Lecturer in Inclusion and Special Educational Needs and also serves as the Program Director for the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) program. He comes from a diverse background of study, research, and teaching experience – having taught multiple ages and subjects in the United States, Bhutan, Malaysia, and now the United Kingdom. Besides a ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 7102

Email m.schuelka@bham.ac.uk

Emma Shephard

Research Associate

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 7631

Email e.l.shephard@bham.ac.uk

Dr Anita Soni

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.

She is interested in working with children and their families in their early years of life, between birth and 7 years. She is enthusiastic about developing the skills of the Children’s Workforce, especially those working in Children’s Centres, and early years provision in the maintained, ...

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 Christine Szwed

Dr Christine Szwed

Director of Primary Education
Deputy Head of the Department of Teacher 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 ...

Telephone +44 (0) 121 415 8220

Email c.a.szwed@bham.ac.uk

Emma Taylor

Research Associate

Emma has joined the Jubilee Centre for Character and Valuesas a Research Associate, working with the Step Up to Serve campaign in London. Previous to this role, Emma worked for the youth empowerment charity and Step Up To Serve member Free The Children, where she was responsible for creating educational resources and content for their new website, as well as writing articles, blogs and ...

Email e.taylor2@bham.ac.uk

Professor Gary Thomas

Professor Gary Thomas

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 ...

Telephone +44 (0) 121 414 4836

Email g.thomas.3@bham.ac.uk

Professor Hywel Thomas

Professor Hywel Thomas

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 ...

Telephone +44 (0) 121 415 8288

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

Dr David Walker

Dr David Walker

Research Fellow

David is a Research Fellow in the Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues. 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). ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 4819

Email d.i.walker@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

Dr Linda Watson

Dr Linda Watson

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 ...

Telephone +44 (0) 121 414 4876

Email l.m.watson@bham.ac.uk

Dr Tracy Whatmore

Senior Lecturer in Primary and Early Years Education

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

Huw Williams

Tutor in Educational Psychology

Telephone +44 (0) 121 414 4453

Email h.williams@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 established and taught the General Primary and Early Years mathematics courses.  Prior to this, she was Research Officer on the ESRC funded project ‘Purposeful Algebraic Activity’ at the University of Warwick, where she also contributed to ...

Telephone +44 (0) 121 415 8225

Email k.e.wilson@bham.ac.uk

Dr Kerstin Wittemeyer

Dr Kerstin Wittemeyer

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 ...

Telephone +44 (0) 121 415 8148

Email k.wittemeyer@bham.ac.uk

Angela Wootten

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 ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 4843

Email a.wootten@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