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

Dr Russell Manning

Dr 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 University of ...

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 several ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 8066
Email
e.mariou@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 Psychology and Dynamical ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 415 8292
Email
martingz@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 services ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 415 8219
Email
i.mcgimpsey.1@bham.ac.uk

Professor Mike McLinden

Professor Mike McLinden

Programme Lead (Visual Impairment)
Deputy Head of School

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

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 Virtues. 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 ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 4871
Email
b.e.morgan@bham.ac.uk

Rebecca Morris

Rebecca Morris

Lecturer in Secondary English Education

Rebecca currently works part-time on the PGDipEd (QTS) Secondary English and PGCE (School Direct) courses. Since completing her Initial Teacher Training course at the University of Birmingham, she has worked in a number of secondary schools across the city.

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 3471
Email
r.morris.2@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