Dr Russell Manning


Lecturer in History in Education, Director of secondary ITE

School of Education

Russell Manning

Contact details

Telephone 44 (0) 121 415 8443

Email r.manning@bham.ac.uk

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.

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