Academic Staff

Academic staff profiles 

Dr Christopher Rhodes

Dr Christopher Rhodes

Senior Lecturer in Educational Leadership

Chris completed a post-doctoral research fellowship at the University of Wales (Swansea) before embarking on a career in teaching. He worked for some years as a senior leader in schools and was appointed as a school inspector in both the primary and secondary phases. In 1997, he joined the School of Education at the University of Wolverhampton and became Principal Lecturer and Director of ...

Telephone +44 (0) 121 414 3805

Email c.p.rhodes@bham.ac.uk

Michael Roberts

Michael Roberts

Research Associate

Michael joined the Jubilee Centre for Character and Values in 2012 after having attained his BA in Philosophy. He is a Research Associate for the centre’s team who have a central interest in the role of virtue within the contemporary education system and the potential the subject has to assist future generations in living successful and fulfilled lives, both within and outside the education ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 4851

Email m.p.roberts@bham.ac.uk

Christopher Robertson

Christopher Robertson

Lecturer in Inclusive and Special Education

Chris has worked in the higher education sector since 1992, lecturing at the Institute of Education (University of London) and Canterbury Christ Church University College before taking up his current post at The University of Birmingham.

Telephone +44 (0) 121 414 4832

Email c.m.robertson@bham.ac.uk

Michael Roden

Principal, University Training School

Michael is a highly experienced school leader who has been appointed as the first Principal of the University of Birmingham School – the country’s first secondary ‘University Training School’ which will open in September 2015. The School aims to transform lives by creating a learning community that will maximise the personal and academic achievement of all of its ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 8055

Email m.roden@bham.ac.uk

Dr Nicola Rollock

Lecturer
Deputy Director, Centre for Research in Race & Education

Nicola is a Lecturer within the School of Education and Deputy Director of the Centre for Research in Race & Education.

She is interested in practices that enable and challenge the continued manifestation of race inequity in contemporary societies. Understanding the role of privilege and power which are often overlooked in race debates is a key aspect of her work. ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 2638

Email n.rollock@bham.ac.uk

Dr Janette Ryan

Dr Janette Ryan

Director, BA in Education

Janette joined the Department in 2013 and is Director of the BA in Education. She has lived and worked in Australia, China and the UK. Her interests are in cross-cultural teaching, internationalising the curriculum, international students, China’s curriculum reform, and pedagogy and scholarship in Confucian-heritage cultures. She previously taught Chinese in primary and secondary ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 4809

Email j.ryan.2@bham.ac.uk

John Ryan

John Ryan

Lecturer in Primary Education and Early Years

John Ryan joined the School Of Education in September 2012. He teaches Professional studies on the PGDip in Primary Education (PGCE Advanced) Primary and Early Years Course. Prior to this he worked for six years at Newman University as a Senior Lecturer in Professional Studies. John has worked in many Primary schools in Birmingham and he was a senior member of staff in all the schools he ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 4806

Email j.v.ryan@bham.ac.uk