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 in Education

    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, where she taught and guest lectured on Social Policy and Education before moving to Birmingham...

  • Dr Julia Everitt

    Research Fellow

    Dr. Julia Everitt is a Research Fellow in the Centre for the Study of Practice and Culture in Education (CSPACE). She is the Health, Education and Life Sciences (HELS) Lead for the Postgraduate Certificate in Research Practice and the co-lead for the Communities of Practice for Doctoral Supervision which is a professional...

  • 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...

  • 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 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.

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