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Our staff

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  • Dr Anthony Anderson

    Research Assistant 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...

  • 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...

  • Miranda Barker

    Lecturer In Primary Education

    Miranda is an experienced Primary School Teacher and Special Educational Needs Coordinator, working across Warwickshire since 1999. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Education and a Master’s Degree in Education with a focus on Child Development. Over the last eleven years, Miranda has held the role of advisor for Special...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Dr Christopher Bolton

    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, how fictional drama spaces can affect professional...

  • Amanda Brougham

    Secondary Lead for ITE Partnerships

    Amanda has worked as an English teacher, a project manager and a senior leader across schools and settings across the West Midlands since the early 1990s. This means that she has a significant knowledge of both the current and historical educational landscape within our region, which she uses to guide the development of strong...

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