Academic staff

Dr Chris Allen

Dr Chris Allen

Lecturer in Social Policy / Admissions Director, UG Social Policy programmes

Dr Chris Allen is a Lecturer in Social Policy. He is based in the Department of Social Policy and Social Work, School of Social Policy at the University of Birmingham where he is the Acting Director of Undergraduate Social Policy Programmes and Programme Lead on the Policy, Politics & Economics (PPE) programme.

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Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 2703
Email
c.allen.2@bham.ac.uk

Ric Bowl

Ric Bowl

Director of Community Mental Health Programmes

Ric is the Director of Community Mental Health Programmes in the Department of Social Policy and Social Work, School of Social Policy.

Telephone
+44(0)121 414 6688
Email
r.e.e.bowl@bham.ac.uk

Dr Harriet Clarke

Dr Harriet Clarke

Senior Lecturer, Social Policy and Social Research

Harriet is a senior lecturer in the School of Social Policy and lectures in social research and social policy.  She provides support to postgraduate taught students on research ethics and supervises taught course dissertations and doctoral research.

Telephone
+44(0)121 415 8479
Email
h.clarke@bham.ac.uk

Dr Tarsem Singh Cooner

Senior Lecturer in Social Work

Tarsem is a Senior Lecturer in Social Work, and Programme Director for BA Years 2 and 3.  In 2011 Tarsem was awarded a Birmingham University Teaching Fellowship in recognition of his wide ranging and significant interventions in learning and teaching across the institution. In his work across the institution he serves on the Board of the Valuing Teaching at Birmingham initiative, the ...

Telephone
+44(0)121 414 8184
Email
t.s.cooner@bham.ac.uk

Kathryn Farrow

Kathryn Farrow

Lecturer in Applied Social Studies

Kathryn Farrow is programme director for the MA in Advanced Practice (Leadership and Management in Social Work/Social Care). She has responsibility for running the Leadership and Management Seminar Series provided as part of the University of Birmingham's Public Service Academy.

Kathryn is a qualified and HCPC registered social worker and provides practice tutoring and support for the MA and BA ...

Telephone
+ 44(0)121 415 8029
Email
k.farrow@bham.ac.uk

Professor Barbara Fawcett

Professor Barbara Fawcett

Professor of Social Work (Adults and Communities)

Barbara carries out research in the areas of adults, communities, mental health, older people and disability. She also focuses on participatory action research and forms of analysis drawn from postmodern feminism.

Telephone
+44(0)121 414 5730
Email
b.fawcett@bham.ac.uk

Anne-Marie Glover

Anne-Marie Glover

Lecturer, Social Work Programme

Anne-Marie is a Lecturer on the Social Work Programme, at the Department of Social Policy and Social Work. She is a qualified and HCPC registered Social Worker, and has worked in a range of statutory Children and Families settings. Her practice and research interests include children and young people involved in the youth justice system, specifically children in custodial contexts.

Telephone
+44(0)121 415 8032
Email
a.t.glover@bham.ac.uk

Dr Lisa Goodson

Dr Lisa Goodson

Lecturer

Lisa Goodson is a lecturer in the Department of Social Policy and Social Work, School of Social Policy, where she is Director of Undergraduate Social Policy Programmes, directs the postgraduate degree programme in Migration, Superdiversity and Policy and co-ordinates social policy research modules at post graduate level as well as teaching and tutoring on undergraduate modules in new ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 4993
Email
l.j.goodson@bham.ac.uk

Dr Lee Gregory

Dr Lee Gregory

Lecturer in Social Policy

Lee joined the Department in September 2013 as a Lecturer in Social Policy. His principal research interests include poverty, inequality and asset-based welfare, youth policy, the mixed economy of welfare and alternative forms of welfare provision. His most recent research investigates the possibilities of complementary currencies in forming social networks and creating resilience to ill-health ...

Telephone
+44(0)121 4145715
Email
l.j.gregory@bham.ac.uk

Dr Kelly Hall

Dr Kelly Hall

Lecturer in Social Policy

Kelly is a Lecturer in Social Policy based in the Department of Social Policy and Social Work. She is the co-ordinator for the Postgraduate Policy into Practice programme. Her main research interests include ageing, health/social care, migration and the third sector.

Telephone
+44(0)121 415 8027
Email
k.j.hall@bham.ac.uk

Clare Harewood

Clare Harewood

Teaching Fellow

Clare's teaching is largely across the Social Policy and Criminology joint honours programme. Clare convenes three undergraduate modules including, ‘Violence in a Global Context’, ‘Criminal Justice Systems’, and the Criminology placement module, ‘Doing Justice’. She also contributes to the first year module ‘Introduction to Criminology’ and is an ...

Telephone
+44(0)121 414 45717
Email
c.harewood@bham.ac.uk

Tina Hearn

Lecturer in Social Policy and Outreach and Schools Liaison Officer

Tina is a Lecturer and Outreach and Schools Liaison Officer for the undergraduate social policy degree programmes.  She has a particular commitment to the University's widening participation programmes and facilitating the inclusion of a diverse range of students within higher education, through a range of Outreach activities.

Telephone
+44(0)121 414 2505
Email
t.hearn@bham.ac.uk

Rachel Hek

Rachel Hek

Lecturer and Placement Manager

Rachel Hek is a lecturer on the Social Work team at the University of Birmingham and also Head of Qualifying Practice Learning for the MA and BA Social Work courses.  She also manages a bank of independent Practice Tutors and Practice Educators.  Rachel is responsible for creating new practice learning opportunities for students and for liaising with, recruiting and training Practice ...

Telephone
+44(0)121 414 2935
Email
r.hek@bham.ac.uk

Gary Hickman

Gary Hickman

Senior Lecturer and Director of Social Work Education

Gary Hickman is a registered social worker and as Director of the social work programmes, provides operational and strategic leadership for both the BA and MA courses, and our Step Up to Social Work programme.

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 2284
Email
g.j.hickman@bham.ac.uk

Rachel Humphris

Rachel Humphris

Research Associate

Rachel Humphris is a Research Associate in the Department of Social Policy. She is also a PhD student in the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology and the Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS) at the University of Oxford. Previously she was visiting doctoral fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity (MPI MMG) in Gottingen. Rachel is also ...

Email
r.humphris@bham.ac.uk

Daiga Kamerade

Daiga Kamerade

Research Fellow

Daiga is a work and employment researcher with strong quantitative skills and extensive experience of using large and complex data sets. Her work is part of the Workforce and Quantiative research stream at the Third Sector Research Centre. The current focus for her research interest is third sector workforce, volunteering and the effects of volunteering on employability.

Telephone
+44(0)121 414 8170
Email
d.kamerade@bham.ac.uk

Ruth Kernarne

Ruth Kernarne

Teaching Fellow/Practice Learning Coordinator

Ruth is a registered social worker and a Teaching Fellow for practice learning on the BA and MA qualifying social work programmes. 

Email
r.m.kernarne@bham.ac.uk

Dr Laurence Lessard-Phillips

Dr Laurence Lessard-Phillips

Research Fellow, IRiS

Laurence Lessard-Phillips is a Research Fellow who joined the Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS) in May 2016. Her main research interests lie in the perceptions, measurement, and dimensionality of immigrant adaptation; ethnic inequalities in education and the labour market; the transnational behaviour across immigrant generations; and social inequalities and social mobility. She is ...

Email
l.lessard-phillips@bham.ac.uk

Rosemary Littlechild

Rosemary Littlechild

Senior Lecturer

Rosemary is part of the teaching group on the qualifying social work programmes for the BA and MA in Social Work. She is a qualified social worker and has worked in generic and specialist teams for older people in the statutory sector. Rosemary has a particular interest in service user and carer involvement in social work education and has strategic responsibility for their involvement in the ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 5728
Email
r.j.littlechild@bham.ac.uk

Rob Macmillan

Rob Macmillan

Research Fellow

Rob is leading the design, coordination and delivery of Real Times, a programme of longitudinal qualitative research with third sector organisations, which is planned to run throughout the life of TSRC. 

Rob is also undertaking a literature review of research on the voluntary and community sector, focusing on: organisational sustainability and resilience; ...

Telephone
+44(0)121 414 8975
Email
r.macmillan@bham.ac.uk

Professor David Mullins

Professor David Mullins

Professor of Housing Policy

David Mullins is Professor of Housing Policy and leads the Housing and Communities Research Group in IASS. He also has links with the Third Sector Research Centre (TSRC) and the Centre on Household Assets and Savings Management (CHASM) in the School of Social Policy. His research interests include the governance, management and regulation of housing, housing need and homelessness, the role of ...

Telephone
+44(0)121 414 3348
Email
d.w.mullins@bham.ac.uk

Dr Louise Overton

Teaching Fellow

Louise convenes three undergraduate modules: Researching Policy and Society, Social Policy Pathway Placement and Punishment in a Global Context. She also contributes to Global Issues, Social Research Methods, and Introduction to Criminology, as well as Introduction to Applied Social Research at MA level. 

Telephone
+44(0)121 414 5735
Email
l.e.overton@bham.ac.uk

Robert M Page

Reader in Democratic Socialism and Social Policy

Robert M Page is a Reader in Democratic Socialism and Social Policy at the Department of Social Policy and Social Work.  He is the author or editor of nineteen books and short works as well as over forty chapters in edited books.  His books include Stigma which was first published by Routledge & Kegan Paul in 1984 and was recently (2015)  reissued in a new edition by the ...

Telephone
+44(0)121 414 8088
Email
r.m.page@bham.ac.uk

Dr Simon Pemberton

Dr Simon Pemberton

Birmingham Fellow and Co-Head of Department of Social Policy & Social Work

Simon is a Birmingham Fellow currently researching aspects of social harm caused by states and corporations, as well as social structures, in particular the harms caused by inequality. Simon is also Co-Head of the Department of Social Policy and Social Work.

Telephone
+44(0)121 415 8025
Email
s.pemberton.1@bham.ac.uk

Professor Jenny Phillimore

Professor Jenny Phillimore

Professor of Migration and Superdiversity

Jenny Phillimore is Director of the Institute for Research into Superdiversityand Professor of Migration and Superdiversity. She has researched widely in the fields of migration and superdiversity. Over the past decade she has managed teams of researchers focusing on access to health, education, employment, training, and housing integration with a particular focus on integration and ...

Telephone
+44(0)121 414 7822
Email
j.a.phillimore@bham.ac.uk

Professor Richard Ronald

Professor Richard Ronald

Professor of Housing and Social Change

Richard joined the University of Birmingham in 2013 and contributes to teaching in Social Policy (particularly in the area of comparative policy and research) as well as to research activities in the Centre for Household Assets and Savings Management (CHASM)and Housing and Communities Research. He also studied and worked in the Netherlands, Japan and the USA, and continues to hold a ...

Telephone
+44(0)121 414 8564
Email
r.ronald@bham.ac.uk

Dr Nando Sigona

Dr Nando Sigona

Senior Birmingham Fellow, Senior Lecturer and Deputy Director of IRiS

Nando Sigona is a social scientist with over fifteen years research and teaching experience in migration, refugee, citizenship and ethnic studies. He joined the School of Social Policy in February 2013 as a Birmingham Fellow. Dr Sigona’s work investigates the interplay between forms and modes of contemporary membership, governance, and the politics of belonging. This is achieved through ...

Telephone
+44(0)121 415 8030
Email
n.sigona@bham.ac.uk

Maureen Smojkis

Maureen Smojkis

Lecturer in Mental Health / Admissions Tutor, SW Programme

Maureen is a Lecturer in Mental Health and Admissions Tutor for for the Social Work BA and MA programmes at the Department of Social Policy and Social Work. Maureen is an Accredited Coach and Member of the University of Birmingham Coaching Academy

 

Telephone
+44(0)121 414 8169
Email
m.n.smojkis@bham.ac.uk

Dr Denise Tanner

Dr Denise Tanner

Senior Lecturer in Social Work

Denise Tanner is a Senior Lecturer on BA and MA Social Work courses.  Her areas of teaching and research interest include community care policy and practice; social work with older people; social work skills; social perspectives of mental distress; and service user involvement in education and research. She is Programme Director for BA Social Work Year 1 and has responsibility for ...

Telephone
+44(0)121 414 2941
Email
d.l.tanner@bham.ac.uk

Dr Nicki Ward

Dr Nicki Ward

Lecturer

Nicki is a Lecturer in the School of Social Policy. Her primary role, as a social work lecturer, enables her to combine her interests in social work, social care and social justice. Nicki is particularly interested in issues diversity, intersectionality and care ethics. Along with Nicola Gale she is currently advancing work around the development of an LGBTQ inclusive curriculumin higher ...

Telephone
+44(0)121 414 5713
Email
n.j.ward@bham.ac.uk

Tamsin Waterhouse

Tamsin Waterhouse

Lecturer

Tamsin Waterhouse is a Lecturer on the Post Qualifying Social Work programmes. She is also the Director of the (Advanced) Certificate in Mental Health and Deafness. She is a registered Social Worker, and joined the University in 2012.

Telephone
+44(0)121 414 6227
Email
t.d.waterhouse@bham.ac.uk

Professor Sue White

Professor Sue White

Professor of Social Work (Children and Families)

Sue is Professor of Social Work for Children and Families in the School of Social Policy, Department of Social Policy and Social Work. She is also an Academician of the Academy of Social Sciences.

Telephone
+44(0)121 414 5714
Email
s.white.3@bham.ac.uk