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.
Head of School
Professor of Equity and Inclusion
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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Barber Professor of Jurisprudence
Deputy Head of School
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 ...
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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 ...
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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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Senior Lecturer in Law
Meghan Campbell is a Lecturer in 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 Discrimination Against Women can be ...
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Head of the Department of Teacher Education
Director of Secondary Initial Teacher 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 ...
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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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Dr Giuditta Fontana is a political scientist specialising in education and cultural institutions in conflict-affected and fragile societies. She is committed to multi-method research. Giuditta has expertise in conflict management, education reform, institutional design and the design of peace agreements across Europe, West Africa and the Middle East.
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Professor of Critical Race Studies
Editor-in-chief of the journal Race Ethnicity and Education, Director of Research in the School of Education Deputy Director of CRRE
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 Deputy 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 written ...
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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.
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Senior Lecturer in Sikh Studies
I’ve been a lecturer at the University of Birmingham since 2002. 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 ...
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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 ...
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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Chair in Robotics
Royal Society Industry Fellow
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 ...
Solicitor and CEPLER Manager
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 ...
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Lecturer in the History of 19th Century Britain and the Wider World
I am a historian of the 19th and 20th centuries with particular specialisms in the history of work, artistic culture, and women’s lives. My first book Women Art Workers and the Arts and Crafts Movementwas published by Manchester University Press in 2020. My other publications span the history of the suffrage campaigns, the Arts and Crafts movement, historical pageantry, global feminisms, ...
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 (further information about the collection can be found at www.barber.org.uk/coins). In this role she facilitates academic research and teaching (both university UG and PG level, and schools outreach) with ...
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Senior Lecturer in German Studies
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 ...
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