Alison Broad

Alison Broad

School of Education
Programme Lead

Contact details

School of Education
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston, Birmingham
B15 2TT, United Kingdom

Alison is the programme lead on the PG Dip Ed Primary/ Early Years ITE course and is responsible for the day to day running of the university and school based training programe. She also heads up the science and computing modules on the programme.

Alison joined the School of Education in January 2010.   She has a very strong background in early education, having taught for many years in a number of Primary schools across the West Midlands area. As well a holding various senior management positions within schools, Alison also worked for the local education authority, providing specialst ICT support for teachers.


  • Bsc Psychology, University of Manchester
  • PGCE, Manchester Metropolitan University
  • MEd IT in Education (distinction), University of Birmingham
  • Fellow of Higher Education Academy (HEA)


Alison's main teaching responsibilities are:

  • Teaching science on the General Primary and Early Years PG Dip Ed courses
  • Teaching ICT on the General Primary and Early Years PG Dip Ed courses

Postgraduate supervision

Alison supervises students undertaking the M.Ed in Teaching Studies


Alison's particular research interests are:

  • ICT in primary schools
  • Interactive Whiteboard technology in primary schools
  • iPads in education
  • Teaching abstract scientific concepts, such as the solar system, in primary schools