Dr Tina Collins

Course Lead, Senior Lecturer in Education

School of Education and Social Work

Tina is a Senior Lecturer in Education. She is joint course lead of the Masters in Education (taught) programme.

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I am a Senior Lecturer in Education and joint course lead of the Masters in Education (taught) programme. My experience also includes Initial Teacher Education. I am ITE Secondary Partnership Research Lead and Academic Lead for the PGDE(I) and MA programmes working with the Indus Training and Research Institute in India (ITARI).


My doctoral research focusses on gender and education and educational inequalities. I am currently working on a research project) on ITE and Autism. The purpose of the study is to explore trainee teachers' knowledge and understanding of autism, trainee teacher support needs, and to evaluate their self-efficacy in relation to teaching autistic students across primary and secondary education.

Industry connections

I work with NICE, a unique charity which provides a range of flexible services through the delivery of Conductive Education for young people and adults with movement disorders. Our students benefit from experienced lecturers who have expert knowledge and skills in the area of special educational needs and disabilities.  They deliver modules on coaching and mentoring, SEND policy and practice and social learning theories.

Former students

Our students and graduates go on to do some extraordinary things. Studying MSc Quantity Surveying and Cost Management (QS&CM) at Birmingham City University allows students to go on to work on a variety of exciting, exclusive and gigantic construction projects including the largest infrastructure project in Europe such as the Britain’s new HS2, where one of our last year’s students has already stepped into her role as an Assistant Quantity Surveyor at Balfour Beatty Vinci’s joint venture working for HS2.

This career gives you the rare opportunity to work in diverse areas of the economy including construction, engineering & infrastructure, offshore, healthcare, technology, manufacturing, banking, energy, retail, residential, commercial, and real estate etc either in the public, private or third sector. Our QS students are highly sought-after and recent graduates have secured positions with companies such as KIER, Balfour Beatty, Vinci, Gleeds, Turner & Townsend, Colas Rail, as well as working on major infrastructure projects such as HS2 and Crossrail.

Career highlights

I recently worked on a project with senior colleagues at the university within the Health department. The forthcoming paper evaluates a Programme for Women Achieving Excellence in Research (PoWER). I took part in the programme which led to my promotion to MA Education course lead and recent publication.