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 ...

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 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 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 ...

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 ...