Academic Staff

Academic staff profiles 

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 London: ...

Email
d.carr@bham.ac.uk

Frances Child

Frances Child

Vice Principal, University of Birmingham School
Director of School-Led Initial Teacher Education

Frances is a secondary school teacher and leader with extensive experience in Initial Teacher Education. She has been appointed as Vice Principal of the University of Birmingham School – the country’s first secondary University Training School (UTS) which will open in September 2015. The School aims to transform lives by creating a learning community that will maximise the personal ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 4849
Email
f.child@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 University of ...

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

Dr Sandra Cooke

Dr Sandra Cooke

Director of Partnerships - Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues

Sandra is the Director of Partnerships in the Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues and a member of the Management Team. Her current research is exploring the place of character in marginalised young people and recent research focused on the qualities needed for good teaching. She teaches on the BA Education Studies and supervises Doctoral students.  

Previously she worked in the ...

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, language education and ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 4842
Email
a.creese@bham.ac.uk