Research staff

Find out more about the academic staff working in the Cultures in Education Research Group (CIERG). 

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  • Dr Keeley Abbott

    Senior Lecturer in Applied Psychology, Athena SWAN Lead

    Dr Keeley Abbott  career to date has been characterised by an interest and awareness around issues related to equality, diversity and inclusivity. This is based on her research focus related to sexualities, sexual health and sex education.

  • 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...

  • 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 Fadia Dakka

    Senior Research Fellow, Deputy Director of CSPACE

    Dr. Fadia Dakka studied International Relations (BA, MA) at Bologna University (Italy) and King’s College London  (MA) before obtaining a Doctorate in Social Sciences from the School for Policy Studies at the University of Bristol. Her thesis   examined the 2012 English Higher Education Policy reforms, theorising...

  • Dr Julia Everitt

    Research Assistant

    Dr. Julia Everitt is a Research Assistant in the Centre for the Study of Practice and Culture in Education (CSPACE).   She is a researcher, a member of the postgraduate teaching team and involved in researcher and staff development. Julia is a member of the Practitioner Education (PERG) Research Cluster, and the Space, Time...

  • Dr Olga Fotakopoulou

    Senior Lecturer in Developmental Psychology

    Dr Olga Fotakopoulou  is a developmental psychologist and is interested in human development from birth to adolescence with a special interest in socio-cognitive, emotional and pro-social development.  She has  worked as a researcher of children’s development since 2004 and as a Counsellor in various educational and...

  • Dr Eleni Kanira

    Senior Lecturer in Early Childhood Education Studies

    Eleni Kanira is a PhD graduate of the University of Warwick and a Senior Lecturer in Early Childhood Education at Birmingham City University. She trained and worked as an Early Years teacher, co-ordinator and consultant in various Primary schools and Early Years centres and as a drama teacher in schools and Theatre spaces. ...

  • Dr Jane O'Connor

    Senior Researcher Education (Early Years)

    Jane O'Connor started her professional life as a primary school teacher and moved into research due to her interests in cultural constructions of childhood and children's relationship with the media. She was a Senior Lecturer and Researcher in Childhood Studies at the University of Wolverhampton for six years and before that...

  • Professor Rob Smith

    Professor of Education

    Rob is a teacher and researcher who supervises students researching a range of doctoral topics relating to education. He also supports staff and students undertaking research in his role within CSPACE. He has extensive experience of writing and publishing collaboratively.

  • Karen Ward

    Senior Lecturer in Early Years

    Karen spent 23 years teaching in primary schools in the maintained sector. During this time she taught children from 3-8 years old in three inner city schools in Inner London Educational Authority, Liverpool and Sandwell. The majority of her experience as a class teacher lies within Foundation Stage and Key Stage One. During...

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