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

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

Dr Tom Harrison

Dr Tom Harrison

Director of Development - Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues

Tom Harrison is the Director of Development at the Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues and leads on all the applied research projects – working with schools, colleges, employers, voluntary sector organisations and policy makers across Britain as well as internationally.  His specialist interests are character and virtue ethics, youth social action, citizenship, community ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 4812

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

Anthony Herbert

Lecturer in Secondary Mathematics

After qualifying as a teacher at the University of Birmingham in 1991, Anthony taught mathematics in a variety of schools in and around Birmingham, being promoted to Head of Mathematics at Pershore High School in 1999. He became the Director of the Faculty of Mathematics, ICT and BS at Shenley Court School (now Shenley Academy) in Northfield until early retirement in 2012.  Returning to ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 4824

Email a.p.herbert@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 students; factors ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 4394

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

Jenny Higgins

Research Fellow

Jenny works in the Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues as a Research Fellow.  She the centre in September 2012 and was previously the Development Officer, managing community outreach and projects such as the Thank You Film Awards and Jubilee Awards for Service.

Jenny has extensive experience of developing projects for and working with young people.  She previously worked for the ...

Telephone +44(0)121 414 4803

Email j.higgins@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

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