People

Dr Laura D’Olimpio

Dr Laura D’Olimpio

Senior Lecturer in Philosophy of Education
Director of Postgraduate Research

Dr Laura D’Olimpio is a Senior Lecturer in Philosophy of Education at the University of Birmingham, UK. Prior to taking up this position in 2019, Laura was Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at The University of Notre Dame Australia. 

Laura completed her PhD ‘The Moral Possibilities of Mass Art’ at The University of Western Australia. She is co-founder and co-editor of the open ...

Professor Michael Hand

Professor Michael Hand

Professor of Philosophy of Education
Deputy Director of the Midlands Graduate School ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership

Michael Hand is Professor of Philosophy of Education in the School of Education and Deputy Director of the Midlands Graduate School ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership. He is Chair of the Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britain and Chair of Governors at Kings Heath Primary School. He edits the IMPACT pamphlet series and the Bloomsbury Philosophy of Education b ...

Dr Ben Kotzee

Dr Ben Kotzee

Reader in Philosophy of Education

Ben Kotzee is a Reader in Philosophy of Education in the School of Education. He works on topics in the philosophy of education and focuses on applying insights from contemporary epistemology to questions regarding intellectual development. He also has research interests in professional ethics and in professional education. Ben Kotzee is the editor of the journal Theory and Research in Education ( ...

Professor Kristján Kristjánsson

Professor Kristján Kristjánsson

Professor of Character Education and Virtue Ethics
Deputy Director of the Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues

Kristján Kristjánsson’s research orientation can best be summed up as that of Aristotle-inspired philosophical scrutiny of theories in educational psychology and values education, with special emphasis on the notions of character and virtuous emotions. He has written extensively on themes in general education, moral education, educational psychology, moral philosophy and ...

Professor Andrew Peterson

Professor of Character and Citizenship Education

Andrew Peterson is Professor of Character and Citizenship Education at the Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues. In broad terms his research focuses on the relationship between character and citizenship education, particularly the nature of civic virtues. His research has also focused on a number of themes connected to character and citizenship education, including global citizenship ...