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Academic staff


Prof Mel Ainscow
Emeritus Professor

Research specialisms: Education


Dr Alison Alborz
Senior Lecturer in Education

Research specialisms: Education


Miss Zahra Alijah
Lecturer in Education

Research specialisms: Science


Prof Michael Apple
Honorary Professor


Dr Rosa Archer
Senior Lecturer in Education

Research specialisms: Mathematics


Dr Paul Armstrong
Lecturer in Education (Leadership and Management)


Dr Cathy Atkinson
Lecturer in Educational and Child Psychology

Research specialisms: Child psychology


Dr Liz Ballinger
Lecturer in Education (Counselling)

Research specialisms: Counselling


Dr Alexander Baratta
Lecturer in Education (Language, Linguistics and Communication)

Research specialisms: Language and identity; Linguistic prejudice; Intercultural communication; Academic writing; Visual pedagogy


Dr Alexandra Barlow
Research Associate

Research specialisms: Educational psychology


Mrs Karen Beswick
Lecturer in Education (Primary)

Research specialisms: Assessment in higher education; Initial teacher education; Primary science and design technology; Teaching and learning in primary and higher education


Dr Laura Black
Senior Lecturer in Education

Research specialisms: Mathematics education; Identity; Early childhood; Social theories of learning


Prof Caroline Bond
Senior Lecturer in Educational and Child Psychology

Research specialisms: Child psychology


Mr Howard Bond
Lecturer (Management, Leadership and Leisure)

Research specialisms: Leisure management


Ms Jo Bragg
Research Associate


Mr George Brooks
Teaching Fellow

Research specialisms: Counselling


Ms Susan Brown
Lecturer in Education

Research specialisms: Education


Mr Rob Buck
Lecturer in Education (Science Education)

Research specialisms: Science


Mr Peadar Buckley
Honorary Fellow

Research specialisms: Education


Prof Erica Burman
Professor of Education

Research specialisms: Education


Ms Kimberley Burrell
Research Support Assistant


Dr Sophina Choudry
Presidential Academic Fellow

Research specialisms: Mathematics education; Sociology of education; Teaching and learning; Social statistics; Social inequality


Dr Steven Courtney
Senior Lecturer in Management and Leadership

Research specialisms: Management and leadership


Mrs Louisa Dawes
Teaching Fellow; Director of Teach First PGCE

Research specialisms: Teacher education


Miss Ola Demkowicz
Lecturer in Psychology of Education

Research specialisms: Psychology of education


Tom Donnai
Teaching Fellow (History)

Research specialisms: History


Professor Alan Dyson
Professor of Education

Research specialisms: Education


Dr Carl Emery
Research Fellow

Research specialisms: Poverty and disadvantage


Prof Linda Evans
Professor of Education

Research specialisms: Higher education


Prof Peter Farrell
Professor Emeritus

Research specialisms: Educational needs


Ms Miriam Firth
Senior Lecturer (Management, Leadership and Leisure)

Research specialisms: Leisure management


Dr Richard Fay
Lecturer in Education (TESOL and Intercultural Communication)

Research specialisms: Intercultural communication


Mrs Anna Foster
Teaching Fellow

Research specialisms: Teacher education


Dr Amanda Banks Gatenby
Lecturer in Digital Technologies and Communication in Education

Research specialisms: Technologies and communication


Ms Susan Goldrick
Research Associate (Centre for Equity)

Research specialisms: Education


Prof Helen Gunter
Professor of Education Policy

Research specialisms: Education policy; Political studies; Knowledge production; Education leadership; Critical theory


Prof David Hall
Honorary Professional Research Fellow

Research specialisms: Higher education


Dr Terry Hanley
Senior Lecturer in Counselling Psychology

Research specialisms: Counselling psychology


Dr Alexandra Hennessey
Lecturer in Psychology of Education

Research specialisms: Psychology of education


Dr Diane Harris
Research Associate


Mr Laurence Hicks
Teaching Fellow

Research specialisms: Teacher education


Mr Bob Hindle
Lecturer in Education

Research specialisms: Education policy; Prevent duty


Dr Lise Hopwood
Teaching Fellow

Research specialisms: Teacher education


Dr Andy Howes
Senior Lecturer in Education; Director of Secondary PGCE

Research specialisms: Science


Ms Ceri Hughes
Research Associate

Research specialisms: Poverty and disadvantage


Dr John Hull
Teaching Fellow


Prof Neil Humphrey
Professor of Psychology of Education; Head of Institute

Research specialisms: Mental health in children


Dr Graeme Hutcheson
Lecturer in Education

Research specialisms: Education


Mark Innes
Teaching Fellow (English)

Research specialisms: English


Dr Sara Jackson
Teaching Fellow (Teach First)

Research specialisms: Teaching education


Mr Aleksander Jedrosz
Honorary Fellow

Research specialisms: Science education; School architecture; Teacher education; School leadership structures


Prof Steve Jones
Senior Lecturer

Research specialisms: Higher education; Education policy; Discourse analysis


Afroditi Kalambouka
Research Assistant


Mr John Keen
Lecturer in Education (PGCE English)

Research specialisms: Teacher education


Mrs Carmel Kellett
PGCE Secondary English Tutor

Research specialisms: Teacher education


Dr Catherine Kelly
Lecturer in Education and Child Psychology

Research specialisms: Child psychology


Mr Martin Kelly
Professional Studies Course Leader; Admissions Tutor

Research specialisms: Teacher education


Dr Kirstin Kerr
Senior Lecturer in Education

Research specialisms: Education


Dr Ann Lendrum
Senior Lecturer in Psychology of Education

Research specialisms: Educational psychology


Dr Miguel Antonio Lim
Lecturer in Education

Research specialisms: Higher education; International education; Transnational education; Rankings and metrics; Higher education diplomacy


Dr Sylvie Lomer
Lecturer in Education

Research specialisms: Higher education


Prof Ruth Lupton
Professor of Education

Research specialisms: Poverty


Dr Eric Lybeck
Research Fellow


Dr Sarah MacQuarrie
Senior Lecturer in Psychology of Education

Research specialisms: Educational psychology


Miss Tee McCaldin
Lecturer in Educational Leadership and Management


Dr Ruth Mcginity
Honorary Research Fellow


Prof Olwen Mcnamara
Professor Emeritus

Research specialisms: Mathematics


Dr Susie Miles
Senior Lecturer in Inclusive Education

Research specialisms: Inclusive education


Dr Jenna Mittelmeier
Lecturer in Education (International)

Research specialisms: Higher education; International students' experiences; Curriculum internationalisation; Social transitions in higher education; Research methods


Mrs Sian Morgan
Lecturer in Education

Research specialisms: Teacher education


Dr Gary Motteram
Senior Lecturer in Education

Research specialisms: Education; Distance education; Challenging contexts; Technology-enhanced language learning; Mobile learning


Dr Lisa Murtagh
Senior Lecturer in Education

Research specialisms: Teacher education


Dr Michael O'Donoghue
Senior Lecturer

Research specialisms: Education


Dr Zeynep Onat-Stelma
Lecturer in Education

Research specialisms: Education


Dr Margarita Panayiotou
Research Associate


Dr Maria Pampaka
Lecturer in Education

Research specialisms: Mathematics


Dr Anthony Parnell
Honorary Fellow

Research specialisms: Counselling


Miss Rebecca Phillips
Senior Lecturer in Education (Primary PGCE)

Research specialisms: Teacher education


Dr Josef Ploner
Lecturer in International and Comparative Education


Dr Kelly Pickard-Smith
Research Associate


Dr Pauline Prevett
MEd Special and Inclusive Education

Research specialisms: Special education


Prof Pamela Qualter
Professor of Education


Dr Stephen Rayner
Lecturer in Education Leadership

Research specialisms: Educational leadership


Prof Carlo Raffo
Professor of Urban Education

Research specialisms: Poverty and disadvantage


Dr Debbie Ralls
Leverhulme Early Career Fellow


Mrs Karen Roberts
Teaching Fellow (Modern Languages)

Research specialisms: Teacher education


Ms Kate Sapin
Teaching Fellow

Research specialisms: Education


Mrs Diane Slaouti
Senior Lecturer


Dr David Spendlove
Professor of Education

Research specialisms: Initial teacher education; Teaching and learning; Creative and design education; Technology education; Assessment


Dr Garry Squires
Senior Lecturer (Educational Psychology)

Research specialisms: Applied educational psychology; Special educational needs; Inclusion; Mental health and therapeutic interventions; Evaluating school-based interventions


Dr Juup Stelma
Senior Lecturer in Education (TESOL)


Dr Janette Stothard
Lecturer in Education and Child Psychology

Research specialisms: Child psychology


Dr David Swanson
Research Associate and PGCE Secondary Mathematics Tutor

Research specialisms: Mathematics


Jonathan Tolan
Teaching Fellow (Maths)

Research specialisms: Mathematics


Prof Gajendra Verma
Emeritus Professor


Ms Lesley Warr
Programme Director BA Management, Leadership and Leisure

Research specialisms: Leisure management


Prof Etienne Wenger-Trayner
Honorary Professor of Education


Prof Mel West
Professor of Education

Research specialisms: Education


Dr Drew Whitworth
Reader in Education

Research specialisms: Digital literacy; Information literacy; Distance learning; Critical theory; Staff development


Dr Michael Wigelsworth
Senior Lecturer (Psychology of Education)

Research specialisms: Educational psychology


Prof Julian Williams
Professor of Education

Research specialisms: Mathematics


Dr Laura Winter
Senior Lecturer in Counselling Psychology

Research specialisms: Social justice; Inequality; Emotional well-being; Counselling psychology


Mr Lawrence Wo
Research Assistant


Prof Kevin Woods
Professor of Educational and Child Psychology; Research Director

Research specialisms: Child psychology


Dr Diane Harris
Research Associate