Academic Staff

Academic staff profiles 

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 a special edition of the Journal of Philosophy of ...

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