Our staff

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  • Salya Akhtar

    PhD Student and Assistant Lecturer

    Salya completed her undergraduate degree in Sociology and Psychology here at BCU back in 2008 and achieved a First-class Honours. She then embarked on her teacher career by completing a PGCE PCET with QTLS. During this time, she trained and then was employed in offender education where she taught Functional Skills to learners...

  • Dr Anthony Anderson

    Research Fellow in Music Education

    Anthony taught music in schools for 16 years, during which time he was a Head of Performing Arts.  He is an accredited Advanced Skills Teacher and coach, and has worked as an Outstanding Facilitator with the National College for Teaching and Leadership. He is an experienced initial teacher educator having worked in schools as a...

  • Dr Anthony Armstrong

    Director of PGR Degrees in Education and Social Work

    Tony's teaching and supervision commitments are undertaken at doctoral level which involves our EdD and PhD provision. He also teaches at Level 7 on the PG Certificate in Research Practice which is offered to doctoral candidates in the early stages of their research work.  Tony worked for many years in the area of Initial...

  • Dr Ian Axtell BA (Hons); PGCE; DPSE; PG Cert; PG Dip; MEd

    Academic Lead for Professional Master’s Courses

    Ian taught in a variety of schools for 20 years before joining the School of Education at Birmingham City University. His passions are for Arts (particularly music) and Physical Education which he led in a couple of high schools. Ian has always worked in primary schools as part of his teaching role. He finished the first part...

  • Mrs Miranda Barker

    Senior Lecturer

    Miranda is Senior Lecturer in Primary Education with responsibility for leading Special Educational Needs and Inclusion across Primary courses. Miranda joined Birmingham City University as a Lecturer in January 2020 on the Teach First Programme. Prior to this, she worked as Primary Teacher and Special Educational Needs...

  • Julia Barnes

    Senior Teaching Fellow/Course Director

    Julia is the course director for the Foundation Certificate in English for Academic Purposes (FCEAP), a Level 3 English language and university preparation course for International and European students. She is  also module leader for three FCEAP modules: Speaking and Communication Skills, Birmingham: Past and Present and...

  • Annamaria Berger-Jones

    Conductor - Senior Lecturer

    Annamaria has been working in the field of special educational needs and disabilities for over 20 years in various sectors and roles. Her undergraduate degree is in conductive education – a transformative pedagogical approach for children and adults with movement disorders. She has been working as a practitioner since 2006....

  • Dr Carolyn Blackburn

    Reader in Interdisciplinary Practice and Research with Families

    Dr. Carolyn Blackburn worked in a range of charities and education settings before taking up an academic post.   Carolyn has taught in four Universities at undergraduate and post-graduate levels.   Carolyn has worked on numerous research projects related to inclusion, disability and child/family wellbeing.   She is...

  • Professor Ian Blair

    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...

  • Emma Bloor

    Course Lead - BA (Hons) Primary Education with QTS

    With 19 years of teaching experience in Birmingham primary schools and working in an International School in Chile, Emma started working at BCU in 2010. She teaches Primary Foreign Language pedagogy and modules in English Primary teaching. Emma has a Masters in Linguistics in Education and has been involved in a wide...

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