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...
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...
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...
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...
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....
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...
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...
Senior Lecturer in Drama Education
Chris is a Senior Lecturer in Drama Education here at BCU. Before this role, he worked in secondary schools as a Drama Advanced Skills Teacher. He has a keen interest in how drama pedagogy can create spaces for dialogic learning within Initial Teacher Education. Additionally, this interest has resulted in exploring...
Lecture in Education
Dr Karina Butler studied International Relations and Political Science at the University of Birmingham, where she received her BA (Hons) followed by a Doctorate in Political Science from the Department of Political Science and International Studies.
Senior Lecturer / Professional Navigator / Academic Advisor / SEDA Accredited Doctoral Supervisor
Nicola is a registered mental health nurse completing her degree with honours in Mental Health Nursing at Oxford Brookes University. She has an MSc in General Psychiatry which she completed at Keele Postgraduate Medical School. In 2013 Nicola was awarded her Educational Doctorate and she has since become a Senior fellow of the...