Academic Staff

Academic staff profiles 

Andrea MacLeod

Andrea MacLeod

Lecturer in Autism

Before joining the University Andrea worked in the voluntary sector, supporting adults with disabilities. She developed and managed models of support (including supported living, employment, peer support and community inclusion) for adults with Asperger syndrome within the West Midlands region.

Telephone +44 (0) 121 415 8442

Email a.g.macleod@bham.ac.uk

Russell Manning

Russell Manning

Lecturer in History in Education, Director of secondary ITE

After gaining his PGCE in 1994 Russell Manning worked as a Teacher of History at the Earls High School in Halesowen.  He worked at this school for ten years and held the following posts; Deputy Head of Year, Second in Humanities and Head of History.  During this time he also co-ran the annual Summer Literacy School and worked as the History Mentor in the school for the ...

Telephone 44 (0) 121 415 8443

Email r.manning@bham.ac.uk

Dr Eleni Mariou

Lecturer in Educational Linguistics

Eleni Mariou is a Lecturer in Educational Linguistics. She joined the School of Education in 2014 and teaches on the MA Education TEFL programme. Before taking up this post, Eleni worked as a Teaching Fellow in TESOL at the University of Edinburgh, and also was an Associate Tutor on the distance-learning MA in Applied Linguistics and TESOL programme at the University of Leicester for ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 8066

Email e.mariou@bham.ac.uk

Beth Marley

Lecturer in Primary Maths

Telephone +44 (0)121 415 8225

Email b.marley@bham.ac.uk

Dr Graeme Martin

Dr Graeme Martin

Lecturer in Psychology and Education

Graeme is a Lecturer in Psychology & Education in the School of Education, Contributing to Undergraduate, Post Graduate Taught and Doctoral programmes.

He started his career in FE before joining the University of Birmingham. His areas of research and teaching expertise include Psychology of Motivation and Learning, Lifespan Development, Lifelong learning, Cultural ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 415 8292

Email martingz@bham.ac.uk

Professor Jane Martin

Professor Jane Martin

Professor of Social History of Education

Jane is the School of Education’s Deputy Head with responsibility for Strategic Development and Head of Department of Education and Social Justice. She moved to Birmingham from the Institute of Education, University of London, where she was Head of Department of Humanities and Social Sciences. She has lectured in Education Studies, History, Sociology and Women’s Studies at the ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 7446

Email j.martin@bham.ac.uk

Dr Ian McGimpsey

Dr Ian McGimpsey

Lecturer BA in Education

Ian’s work is focussed on the sociological analysis of youth and youth services. His research has taken place within youth service providers, and has focussed on how policy on education, youth and localism relates to the identities and practices of youth workers and related occupational groups. Central to his work is a concern with inequality and social justice, and the role youth ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 415 8219

Email i.mcgimpsey.1@bham.ac.uk

Professor Mike McLinden

Professor Mike McLinden

Co- Director of Education
Programme Lead (Visual Impairment)

With over 25 years’ experience of teaching in schools and Higher Education (HE) Mike has extensive experience of curriculum design, delivery and evaluation as a teacher, lecturer, Director of Education and a researcher. Mike’s research interests include developing ‘research-informed’ pedagogical practice within HE with a particular focus on the development of ...

Telephone +44 (0) 121 414 4837

Email m.t.mclinden@bham.ac.uk

Professor James Middleton

Professor James Middleton

Professor of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Education

James A. Middleton is Professor of STEM Education in the School of Education at the University of Birmingham.  He holds a concurrent appointment as Professor of Engineering Education and Director of the Center for Research on Education in Science, Mathematics, Engineering, and Technology at Arizona State University.  Prior to these appointments, Dr. Middleton served as Associate Dean ...

Email j.a.middleton@bham.ac.uk

Dr Blaire Morgan

Dr Blaire Morgan

Research Fellow

Blaire joined the School of Education in 2012, and is working as a Research Associate within the Jubilee Centre for Character and Values. She is currently working on a project funded by the John Templeton Foundation entitled ‘An Attitude for Gratitude’. This project will be examining how the principle of gratitude and service is understood in British society. In particular, it will be ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 4871

Email b.e.morgan@bham.ac.uk

Sue Morris

Sue Morris

Director of Professional Training in Educational Psychology

Sue has been a practising educational psychologist for more than 25 years, and, in addition to her teaching and research responsibilities within the University, continues to practice as a chartered educational psychologist on a 0.1 full-time equivalent basis.

Telephone +44(0)121 414 4880

Email s.k.morris@bham.ac.uk

Dr Kevin Myers

Dr Kevin Myers

Senior lecturer in social history and education and Deputy Head of Department

Kevin joined the University of Birmingham in 2000 and teaches social history and education on the BA Childhood, Culture and Education. He is a member of the editorial boards for the journals, Education Review, History of Education and Paedagogica Historica.

Telephone +44 (0) 121 415 8230

Email k.p.myers@bham.ac.uk