Reader in Health Psychology
Dr Helen Egan was part of a team working with NIMHE (National Institute for Mental Health) involved in developing and evaluating the Primary Care Mental Health Worker role in the West Midlands. She has worked in the NHS developing patient engagement strategies and evaluating the quality of services.
Research Fellow in Psychology
Dr Aaisha Farooqi graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Psychology at University of Leicester, and an MSc in Ergonomics at Loughborough University. She then went on to complete her PhD in Human Factors at the University of Nottingham, which was sponsored by Network Rail.
Lecturer in Psychology
Before joining the department in 2017, Dr Richard Fereday held a post-doctoral position at the University of Liverpool. Prior to this he completed his education in Wales, with a psychology PhD (Cardiff University) and degree (Glamorgan). Richard also has a degree in music, from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.
Senior Lecturer in Developmental Psychology, Course Director BSc Psychology with Business/Marketing
Dr Olga Fotakopoulou is a Lecturer in Developmental Psychology in the Division of Psychology at Birmingham City University. Olga has worked as a researcher since 2003 in research projects funded by the European Union.
Lecturer in Psychology, Employability Lead
Before joining Birmingham City University as a Lecturer in 2016, Dr John Galvin studied and worked in Wales. He completed his undergraduate degree in Bangor University, his PhD at Cardiff University, and has provided assistance on a variety of research projects including working for Public Health Wales.
Head of Criminology and Sociology
Dr Steve Garner has studied and worked around the globe, in countries such as England, France, Ireland, and the USA, focusing on questions such as " What does ‘race’ mean?", "How does racism work?", and "How can racial equality be achieved?" .
Lecturer in Criminology
Dr Martin Glynn is an experienced and internationally renowned educator, theatre director, and dramatist who has written for theatre, radio, and television. He has also published many poetry books, alongside building a growing reputation as an author of children’s books.
Dr Arantza Gomez Arana joined Birmingham City University as a fulltime Lecturer in September 2014. She previously worked as a Research Associate at the University of Glasgow where she completed her PhD in 2011.
Lecturer in Forensic Psychology
Dr Laura Hammond joined Birmingham City University in early 2018. Prior to this she was based at the International Research Centre for Investigative Psychology at the University of Huddersfield (initially as a Research Fellow, and then later as a Senior Lecturer).
Lecturer in Criminology and Security Studies
For the last 20 years Dr Lily Hamourtziadou has been researching and teaching international politics and security in a variety of roles. This has given her the opportunity to specialise in human security, regular and irregular warfare, such as insurgency and terrorism, strategy, foreign and security policy, war crimes and...