Senior Lecturer and Research Coordinator
Ben is a NMC Registered Nurse Tutor and Senior Lecturer at Birmingham City University. He qualified from City University London and St Bartholomew’s School of Nursing and Midwifery in September 1998, completing a 4-year BSc (Hons) in Nursing and Human Science, and clinically, went on to practice in Cardiology, Cardiothoracic...
Nicola began her career as a radiographer at Birmingham General Hospital in 1993, progressing to two further senior Radiographer roles at the Queens Medical Centre in Nottingham and Worcestershire Royal Hospital. With almost a decade worth of practical work experience in the field, Nicola joined Birmingham City University as...
Executive Dean of Faculty
Professor Blair holds an Honours degree in Environmental Health from the Ulster Polytechnic and a PhD from the University of Ulster. He began his post-PhD academic career in the University of Ulster in 1989. He developed an extensive publication record in the area of microbiology and was awarded a personal research chair as...
Senior Lecturer Children’s Nursing
Since qualifying as a Paediatric Nurse in the early 90’s Stefan has held several senior nursing and managerial positions within the NHS and Higher Education. His clinical career was mainly spent specialising in Paediatric Accident and Emergency with a period of time spend in directorate management while also holding honorary...
Head of Department of Mental Health and Learning Disabilities
Category: Frontline and Behind the Scenes Staff of the Year More about Extra Mile A mental health nurse by background, Jim helps to co-ordinate nursing students’ first clinical module at Birmingham City University, with responsibility for developing the teaching and learning experience around therapeutic...
Senior Lecturer/Admissions Tutor
Peter's key experience of Rehabilitation Work arose from working in the heart of Birmingham area delivering rehabilitation assessment and training to people newly diagnosed with sight loss. This area of Birmingham was particularly challenging due to high numbers of people of working age whose sight loss was often accompanied...
Professor of Nursing and Health Research
Fiona Cowdell joined Birmingham City University in October 2016 as a Professor of Nursing and Health Research. Fiona is a National Institute of Health Research Knowledge Mobilisation Research Fellow (June 2016 – May 2020) . She is a graduate of Oxford Brookes University with a doctorate from Bournemouth University. As a...
Senior Lecturer and Lead for Research Development
Christel studied Speech Technology at the University of Utrecht in The Netherlands (old style 4-year ‘doctoraal’, equivalent to Master), after which she undertook PhD research at the University of Sheffield on acoustic and perceptual parameters of voice during prolonged speaking. In 2003 she joined the Department of Speech and...
Professor of Health Sociology
Elaine Denny has a background in hospital and community nursing and taught health sociology to students on health related courses for 20 years. Her research interests focus around women as recipients and providers of health care, and she has published work on women’s experience of IVF, the experience of endometriosis, and on...
Lesley Ann qualified in 2001 from UCE and worked at Selly Oak Hospital and the Queen Elizabeth Hospital until joining the University in 2014. She worked in the Stroke Unit and supported patients in the Burns Unit and ITU. Lesley Ann currently holds an honorary contract at a local NHS hospital.