Academic Staff

Academic staff profiles 

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
Acting Head of Department of Professional Education

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 Values

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

Dr Dave Hewitt

Dr Dave Hewitt

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: ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 4824

Email d.p.hewitt@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

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 ...

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 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 law students at the ...

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

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 4862

Email r.hu@bham.ac.uk