Research staff

Find out more about the academics working within the centre and see the research activity aligned to their specialisms.

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  • 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 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...

  • 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...

  • Vanessa (Fengqiao) Cui

    Research Fellow

    Vanessa is currently working on ‘ Improving Learning and Teaching through Collaborative Observation’ with colleague Professor Matt O’Leary. The pilot stage of this project was funded by HEFCE Catalyst fund and now the pair is working on the publications of the pilot work as well as developing the project with international...

  • 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...

  • Professor Martin Fautley

    Professor of Education

    Professor Martin Fautley has a wealth of experience in music education, both in terms of pedagogy, and of music education research. After enjoying many years as a classroom music teacher, he then undertook full-time Doctoral research working across the education and music faculties at Cambridge University, investigating...

  • Dr Susan Foster-Cohen

    Vising Professor

    Susan has taught and carried out research in universities in the UK, USA and France. She is currently the Director of The Champion Centre, a multi-disciplinary early intervention centre in Christchurch, New Zealand. Susan’s research is carried out in collaboration with the University of Canterbury (NZ) where she is adjunct...

  • Dr Amanda French


    Amanda has worked in higher, further, adult education and the voluntary sector for 30 years as a lecturer, writing developer and researcher and is currently employed as Reader in Teaching and learning in the School of Education and Social Work. Her PhD in Education: '"Through a glass darkly”: Lecturers perceptions of...

  • 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. ...

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