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Research staff

Find out more Information on the research staff involved within the Practitioner Education research group.

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  • Dr Kate Carruthers Thomas

    Senior Research Fellow / BCU Athena SWAN Project Manager

    Dr Kate  Carruthers Thomas  has worked in higher education since 1999, primarily as a Widening Participation programme manager, but undertook a full-time doctorate funded by the HEA in 2012, completing in 2016 at the age of 50.

  • 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 has worked in education for 19 years in roles within Further Education, Schools, Higher Education (HE) and her own social enterprise.  During this time she qualified as an FE Lecturer, was a Community...

  • Dr Amanda French

    Head of Department: Professional Development, Research and Enterprise

    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 Head of Department: Professional Development, Research and Enterprise in the School of Education and Social Work. Her PhD in Education: '"Through a glass...

  • Dave Harte

    Deputy Head of School and Associate Professor in Journalism and Media Studies

    Dave Harte is Associate Professor in Journalism and Media Studies. He researches the emerging trend of local community ‘hyperlocal’ news websites and has published widely on the subject. He has a track record of working with local media companies to support the growth of the creative economy. For many years he has worked...

  • Professor Alex Kendall

    Associate Dean Research and Business Development

    Birmingham City University Associate Dean: Research and Business Development, Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences Jan 2011 - University of Wolverhampton Associate Dean, Education Jan 2004 – Dec 2010 University of Wolverhampton Principal Lecturer, Post Compulsory Education Apr 2003 – Dec...

  • Professor Matt O'Leary

    Professor in Education

    Dr Matt O’Leary is Professor of Education and co-director of the education research centre CSPACE at Birmingham City University. His main research interests focus on the impact of education policy on teaching and learning and the interface between the two, especially in the context of professional learning and the development...

  • 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.

  • Katy Vigurs

    Reader in Education

    Katy is a Reader in Education in the Centre for the Study of Practice and Culture in Education (CSPACE). She has published on a wide range of educational and methodological issues and has undertaken research across a number of education sectors, including primary and secondary education, community and adult education, and...

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