Dr Russell Manning

Dr Russell Manning

School of Education
Lecturer in History in Education, Director of secondary ITE

Contact details

44 (0) 121 415 8443
School of Education
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston, Birmingham
B15 2TT, United Kingdom

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 Birmingham for eight years.  He taught R.E, Geography and History. 


  • PhD, University of Birmingham
  • PGCE University of Kent at Canterbury.
  • B.A. (Hons) in History Anglia Polytechnic University


  • His main teaching responsibility is on the History PGDip course.  He also contributes the R.E. PGDip.
  • He is the Whole School Issues coordinator for the Secondary PGDip.
  • He contributes to the Primary PGDip.


Research interests

Investigating how Key Stage Three History impacts on pupils’ understanding of British national identity.

Other activities

  • External examiner since 2008 for the History PGCE at University West of England
  • Committee member of the History Teacher Education Network and a Committee member of the Midlands History Forum.


Butt, G. MacKenzie, L. Manning, R. (2010). Influences on British Asian women’s choice of teaching as a career: ‘you’re either a career person or a family person; teaching kind of fits in the middle’, Educational Review. ISSN: 0013-1911. In press

Jackson, D. Manning, R. (2004). Move me On, Teaching History, 117. ISSN: 0040-0610.

Jackson, D., Bullock, AD., Manning, R. and Frame, JW. (2008). A Scoping Review of Tutor Support for the NHS Primary Care Dental Team, Birmingham, University of Birmingham.

Jackson, D. and Manning, R. (2007) 'Leading Citizenship' in A Practical Guide to Teaching Citizenship in the Secondary School . Ed. Liam Gearon, RoutledgeFarmer.