Our staff

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  • Gary Pykitt BA (Hons) QTS, PGCE, PGDip.

    Senior Lecturer in Primary Education/Primary and Early Years Partnership Manager/School of Education Health and Safety Coordinator

    My association with the then University of Central England in Birmingham started in November 1997 when I was interviewed at Westbourne Road for the four year BA (Hons) in Primary Education with QTS course which I started in September 1998 and successfully completed with First Class Honours in June 2002. I commenced my...

  • Yvonne Rennalls

    Senior Lecturer in Science

    In 1979 I completed a degree in Environmental Science which equipped me to teach science at a secondary level. I taught science in a Sandwell secondary school for eight years up until the National Curriculum took centre stage in our education system. At this time local authorities began to create teams to support primary...

  • Gill Roberts MA

    Senior Lecturer in Early Years Education

    I have been teaching in Primary and Early Years for many years. After some years as Foundation Stage manager in an Infant school, I became an advisory teacher in Peterborough, during which time I completed my MA in Early Years Education at the London Institute of Education. I started working at Birmingham City University as...

  • Carole Share

    Senior Lecturer in Early Years

    Carole trained as a teacher and taught in a range of primary schools before taking a career break to focus on family. During that time, she worked with Pre-School Playgroup Association (PPA) both as a playgroup leader and Chair of the District Association. On returning to full time work, she worked across the primary school...

  • Tracey Sheldon

    Senior Lecturer in Primary Languages

    Tracey began her career teaching French and Spanish in a secondary school before moving onto teaching languages in a variety of primary schools. Other experience includes running a ‘Theatre in Education’ company and lecturing in French at the universities of Birmingham and Wolverhampton. She joined Birmingham City University in...

  • Christina Siekierska

    Senior Lecturer in Primary English

    Christina has worked at Birmingham City University since 2006 and has over 20 years teaching experience in primary schools - including one year in the USA.

  • David Smith

    Senior Lecturer in Primary and Early Years Mathematics

    I have been working in Primary Education since beginning my own PGCE in 1986 and have taught in a number of schools in London, Derbyshire and Birmingham. I held the post of Deputy Headteacher in two schools and Acting Headteacher in another before I decided, in 2004, to develop my career within teacher education. I took up the...

  • Simon Spencer

    Deputy Head of the School of Education

    Simon taught in secondary and further education for 17 years before joining the university. His specialist subject is drama and theatre studies but he also has substantial experience of teaching English and PSHE. In various different posts he has experience as Head of Department, Pastoral Lead, Head of House and Course Leader....

  • Val Sylvester

    Senior Lecturer/Programme Director

    Shelter National Organisation;  (1977-81) Val worked as a housing Advice Worker-undertaking complex work with vulnerable homeless people. This entailed working in a multifaceted approach with a diverse range of organisation. Research Associate (University of  Birmingham) (1984-1985) She later spent one year working...

  • Helen Thomas BSc, PGCE, PGCert(HE), MA Ed, CPhys, MInstP, FHEA

    PGCE Subject Route Leader for the Sciences and Senior Lecturer in Science Education

    Helen taught science and physics in particular for 17 years in schools, 6th form college and FE before joining Birmingham City University. Responsibilities included GCSE Science Course Leader and Head of Physics. Helen's move to the University led from catching the research bug whilst completing a Master's degree combined with...

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