Education

Education is a major focus for the University and for policy makers. These researchers are actively engaging with the policy process and would welcome further engagement from policy makers. 

Professor Julie Allan

Professor Julie Allan

Head of School
Professor of Equity and Inclusion

School of Education

Julie Allan is Head of the School of Education and Professor of Equity and Inclusion. Her work encompasses inclusive education, disability studies and children’s rights and is both empirical and theoretical. She has a particular interest in educational theory and the insights offered through poststructural and social capital analyses. Julie has been advisor to the Scottish Parliament, the ...

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+44 (0)121 414 4853
Email
j.allan.1@bham.ac.uk

Professor Ann-Marie Bathmaker

Professor Ann-Marie Bathmaker

Professor of Vocational and Higher Education

School of Education

Ann-Marie Bathmaker joined the University of Birmingham in 2012 as Professor of Vocational and Higher Education. She started her career working in provision of English for Speakers of Other Languages, and she then worked as a local authority advisor for equal opportunities as part of the Technical and Vocational Education Initiative, before moving into higher education. Her career in higher ...

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+44 (0)121 414 3467
Email
a.m.bathmaker@bham.ac.uk

Professor Kalwant Bhopal

Professor Kalwant Bhopal

Professorial Research Fellow
Professor of Education and Social Justice and Deputy Director of the Centre for Research in Race & Education (CRRE)

School of Education

Kalwant is Professor of Education and Social Justice, Professorial Research Fellow and Deputy Director of the Centre for Research in Race and Education in the School of Education.

Kalwant’s research focuses on the achievements and experiences of minority ethnic groups in education. She has conducted research on exploring discourses of identity and intersectionality examining the lives of ...

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+44 (0)121 415 8241
Email
k.bhopal@bham.ac.uk

Clelia Boscolo

Clelia Boscolo

Lecturer in Italian language and Translation Studies
Language Courses Co-ordinator

Department of Modern Languages

I studied Combined Honours Italian and Russian at Birmingham University, graduating in July 1989. I have been teaching Italian as a foreign language at all levels since 1981 and have worked in the Department of Italian Studies since September 1989.

 

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+44 (0)121 414 3846
Email
c.boscolo@bham.ac.uk

Frances Child

Frances Child

Head of the Department of Teacher Education

School of Education

Frances is Head of the Department of Teacher Education in the School of Education where she teaches on the PGDipEd (QTS) Modern Languages programmes, supervises MA Teaching Studies students and contributes to mentor development.

Frances chairs the Teacher Education Strategy Group, working with head teachers, MAT CEOs and the Birmingham Education Partnership to ensure a strategic response to ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 4849
Email
f.child@bham.ac.uk

Professor Ewan Fernie

Professor Ewan Fernie

Chair of Shakespeare Studies and Fellow

Shakespeare Institute

As a critic, I'm about opening up and analysing the life there is in Shakespeare and other literature. This involves thinking about the ways verbal and dramatic art constitute sensuous, ethical and even spiritual experience. I'm also interested in the way standard critical forms such as the essay and approved styles of critical prose reveal but ...

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+44 (0)121 414 9506
Email
e.fernie@bham.ac.uk

Dr Giuditta Fontana

Dr Giuditta Fontana

Birmingham Fellow
Leverhulme Fellow

Institute for Conflict, Cooperation and Security

Giuditta Fontana is a political scientist specialising in cultural institutions in post-conflict and fragile societies. She has expertise in conflict management, institutional design and in European and Middle Eastern history and politics.

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 8241
Email
g.fontana@bham.ac.uk

Professor David Gillborn

Professor David Gillborn

Professor of Critical Race Studies
Director of Research, Director of the Centre for Research in Race & Education (CRRE) and Editor-in-Chief, Race Ethnicity and Education

School of Education

David is Professor of Critical Race Studies, editor-in-chief of the journal ‘Race Ethnicity and Education’, Director of Research in the School of Education and Director of the Centre for Research in Race and Education (CRRE).

David’s research focuses on race inequalities in education, especially the role of racism as a changing and complex characteristic of the system. He has ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 4835
Email
d.gillborn@bham.ac.uk

Christiane Hoyer

Christiane Hoyer

DAAD-Lektorin

Department of Modern Languages

My aim is to help students improve their German Sprachpraxis, and give them an insight into Landeskunde. I’m looking forward to passing on my enthusiasm for language learning and encouraging students to practise their skills.

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 6181
Email
c.hoyer@bham.ac.uk

Dr Jagbir Jhutti-Johal

Dr Jagbir Jhutti-Johal

Senior Lecturer in Sikh Studies

Department of Theology and Religion

I am a Senior Lecturer in Sikh Studies at the University of Birmingham. My research encompasses a range of related topics in Sikh Studies, such as gender and Sikhism, science and Sikhism and contemporary Sikhism.

On the teaching side, I teach Introduction to Sikhism (second-year undergraduate); Placement Module (second–year undergraduate); and an MPhil(B) course on Sikh Studies, MA in ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 41 58338
Email
j.jhuttijohal.1@bham.ac.uk

Dr Nicholas Jones

Dr Nicholas Jones

Birmingham Fellow

Department of Philosophy

My research lies at the intersection of metaphysics with language and logic. I’m particularly interested in understanding how the tools of formal logic have shaped the analytic philosophical tradition. Currently my main research project concerns the metaphysics of higher-order logic, and application of higher-order resources to the traditional problems of contemporary analytic ...

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n.k.jones@bham.ac.uk

Dr Ian McGimpsey

Dr Ian McGimpsey

Lecturer BA in Education

School of Education

Ian’s work is focussed on the sociological analysis of youth and youth services. His research has taken place within youth service providers, and has focussed on how policy on education, youth and localism relates to the identities and practices of youth workers and related occupational groups. Central to his work is a concern with inequality and social justice, and the role youth services ...

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+44 (0)121 415 8219
Email
i.mcgimpsey.1@bham.ac.uk

Professor Rustam Stolkin

Professor Rustam Stolkin

Chair in Robotics
Royal Society Industry Fellow

School of Metallurgy and Materials

Professor Rustam Stolkin serves as the Chair in Robotics and Royal Society Industry Fellow in the School of Metallurgy and Materials. He leads the Extreme Robotics Lab (ERL), Europe's most prominent university research lab dedicated to nuclear and other extreme environment applications of advanced robotics and AI.

Rustam is an interdisciplinary engineer with diverse research interests, although ...

Email
r.stolkin@cs.bham.ac.uk

Linden Thomas

Linden Thomas

Solicitor and CEPLER Manager

Birmingham Law School

Linden joined Birmingham Law School in September 2013.  As supervising solicitor she is responsible for coordinating the School's pro bono programme, which includes the Birmingham Free Legal Advice Group, the SIFA Fireside Clinic, the Birmingham Environmental Law Foundation Clinic and many other projects.
 
In April 2014 Linden also took on the role of Manager of the Centre for ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 5780
Email
l.thomas@bham.ac.uk

Dr Ruth Whittle

Dr Ruth Whittle

Senior Lecturer in German Studies
Distinguished Fellow (TA)

Department of Modern Languages

As a student you are most likely to know me in my role as the School’s Senior Tutor. I teach courses on 19th- and 20th-century German literature as well as Translation in Practice and language classes, particularly business German.

I have widely researched and published in the areas of language study and internationalisation, and women in German literature and literary history.

In my ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 3218
Email
r.whittle@bham.ac.uk