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 of Equity and Inclusion
Julie Allan is Professor of Equity and Inclusion and was formerly the Head of the School of Education. 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 ...
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Emeritus Professor of European Law
Anthony Arnull specialises in the law of the European Union. He worked at the European Court of Justice from 1989-92 and was Head of Birmingham Law School between 2006 and 2009. He was Acting Head of the College of Arts & Law at Birmingham from April to August 2015. Professor Arnull is the author of The General Principles of EEC Law and the Individual (Leicester University Press, 1990); The ...
Emeritus Professor of Vocational and Higher 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 ...
Professor of Education and Social Justice
Director of the Centre for Research in Race & Education (CRRE) and BAME Academic Lead
Kalwant Bhopal is Professor of Education and Social Justice. She was appointed Professorial Research Fellow from 2017-2020. In January 2020 she became Director of the Centre for Research in Race and Education (CRRE) in the School of Education.
Kalwant’s research focuses on the achievements and experiences of minority ethnic groups in education. She has conducted ...
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Reader in International Human Rights Law
Associate Head of School
Meghan Campbell is Reader in International Human Rights Law at the University of Birmingham. Her research explores how the international human rights system can best respond to gender inequality and poverty. Her monograph Women, Poverty, Equality(Hart Publishing, 2018) explores how the concept of equality in the UN Convention on the Discrimination on the Elimination of All Forms of ...
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Laura became Lecturer at the School of Education in 2011 after completing a Birmingham Research Fellowship. Prior to that she worked as a member of a team on a large-scale research programme, the National Evaluation of the Children's Fund (DfES) at the University of Birmingham. She joined the University of Birmingham from the University of Oxford where she held an ESRC research studentship and ...
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Professor of Educational Leadership
Colin Diamond has worked in the field of educational leadership for many years in England. He has been a Head of Faculty, Associate Headteacher, Local Education Authority Adviser, Assistant Director and Director of Education/Children’s Services.
He led improvements in two local authorities taking them from government intervention to strong performance. He has also worked for the Department ...
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Chair of Shakespeare Studies and Fellow
I’m interested in the life in Shakespeare and other literature, and in exploring the ways in which it can inform, enhance and challenge life now. I'm also interested in the way standard critical forms (such as the essay and approved styles of critical prose) reveal but also limit the kind of experience reading is held to be, and I'm ...
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Associate Professor in International Security
Department of Political Science and International Studies
Dr Giuditta Fontana is a political scientist specialising in peace processes and war-to-peace transitions. She is interested in the design of peace accords and in the reform of cultural and educational institutions in conflict-affected societies. She is committed to multi-method research and has contributed to the creation of the dataset of Political Agreements in Internal Conflicts and of the ...
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Emeritus Professor of Critical Race Studies
Editor-in-chief of the journal 'Race Ethnicity and Education'
David is Emeritus Professor of Critical Race Studies and editor-in-chief of the journal Race Ethnicity and Education.
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 written 6 books and more than 180 refereed articles, chapters and reports that range from original studies in ...
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Professor of Autism Studies
Director of the Autism Centre for Education and Research and Head of Department of Disability, Inclusion and Special Needs (DISN)
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Professor of Sikh Studies
I have been an academic at the University of Birmingham since 2002. My teaching and research focuses on Sikh theology, inter-faith dialogue, gender inequality, Sikh identity in the diasporic community, racialization and mistaken identity and other contested issues that confront the Sikh community nationally and globally. My work in the Edward Cadbury Centre for the Public ...
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Senior Lecturer BA in 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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Professor in Robotics
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 ...
Reader in Clinical Legal Education and Pro Bono
Solicitor and Head of the Centre for Employability Professional Legal Education and Research (CEPLER)
Linden is a Reader in Clinical Legal Education and Pro Bono and a supervising solicitor for Birmingham Law School’s Pro Bono Group. She has a particular interest in pro bono, clinical legal education and public legal education and her teaching and scholarship focus on those areas.
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Associate Professor in Modern History
I am a social and cultural historian with particular specialisms in British history and the Anglophone world post 1850, histories of work, artistic culture, feminism, suffrage, and women’s and gender history. My first book Women Art Workers and the Arts and Crafts Movement (2020) won the Historians of British Art award for a single-author book with a subject between 1800-1960 and ...
Coin Curator, The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Maria Vrij is curator of the coin collection at the Barber Institute of Fine Arts, which comprises over 16,000 objects, most of which are Byzantine, but also includes around 5,000 Roman coins. In this role she facilitates academic research and teaching (undergraduate, postgraduate, and schools outreach) with the collection.
Maria’s research interests mainly concern the coinage of the ...
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As a student, you are most likely to know me in my role as the School’s Chair of Year Abroad. I teach in all German Core language courses as well as Translation in Practice and post-1870 German literature classes.
I am interested in students and their learning journeys, particularly in Modern Languages and have published papers and books on The Year Abroad, Students as Partners, and Staff ...
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