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. She is also Visiting Professor at the University of Borås in Sweden. 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 ...

Telephone
+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 ...

Telephone
+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 ...

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

Frances Child

Frances Child

Head of the Department of Teacher Education

School of Education

Frances is a secondary school teacher and leader with extensive experience in Initial Teacher Education. She is Head of the Department of Teacher Education in the School of Education, University of Birmingham and also held the post of the Vice Principal of the University of Birmingham School during its establishment phase. The UoB School, which opened in September 2015, aims to transform lives by ...

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

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 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 ...

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