Academic Staff

Academic staff profiles 

Dr Wouter Sanderse

Research Fellow

Wouter has an interdisciplinary background. He gained a degree in International Business Communication, but also has a MA in Philosophy, both from the Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands. His doctoral thesis was called ‘Character education’, and he investigated what a neo-Aristotelian approach can make clear about the philosophy, psychology and education of virtue. ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 3967

Email w.sanderse@bham.ac.uk

Dr Matthew Schuelka

Dr Matthew Schuelka

Lecturer in Inclusion and Special Educational Needs

Dr. Matthew Schuelka is Lecturer in Inclusion and Special Educational Needs and also serves as the Program Director for the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) program. He comes from a diverse background of study, research, and teaching experience – having taught multiple ages and subjects in the United States, Bhutan, Malaysia, and now the United Kingdom. Besides a ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 7102

Email m.schuelka@bham.ac.uk

Emma Shephard

Research Associate

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 7631

Email e.l.shephard@bham.ac.uk

Professor Christine Skelton

Professor of Gender Equality in Education

Christine Skelton is Professor of Gender Equality in Education.

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 3474

Email c.skelton@bham.ac.uk

Dr Anita Soni

Academic and professional tutor to Applied Educational and Child Psychology Doctorate programme

Anita Soni is an Academic and Professional tutor in the School of Education.

She is interested in working with children and their families in their early years of life, between birth and 7 years. She is enthusiastic about developing the skills of the Children’s Workforce, especially those working in Children’s Centres, and early years provision in the maintained, ...

Dr Tonie Stolberg

Dr Tonie Stolberg

Lecturer in Science and Science Education
Admissions Tutor (Undergraduate Programmes)
Welfare Officer

His current work draws on both his background in research chemistry and psychology, and new data as to what practices (philosophically, educationally, pedagogically and culturally) might best be adopted to encourage personally meaningful educational practices.

Telephone +44 (0) 121 415 8395

Email t.l.stolberg@bham.ac.uk

Dr Christine Szwed

Dr Christine Szwed

Director of Primary Education and Deputy Head of the Department of Professional Education

Chris joined the University  as a lecturer in Primary education and has since held the positions of  Director of Studies for ITE and Head of Primary ITE. Her research interests cover the area of special needs and management alongside the area of initial teacher training. She was part of the School of Education team responsible for the DfES Transforming the School Workforce Pathfinder ...

Telephone +44 (0) 121 415 8220

Email c.a.szwed@bham.ac.uk