Dr Simon Barber researches, writes and lectures about popular music, the music industries, digital culture and jazz. As a member of the Birmingham Centre for Media and Cultural Research, Simon is particularly interested in the study of songwriting, and relationships between creative workers and industry. He convenes the...
Senior Lecturer (subject lead), Health Leadership and Management
Dr Fouad Berrahou joined the University in 2014 as Subject Lead in Health Leadership and Management and Programme Director for the online MBA in Health. In 2010, founded a start-up company, Founouvel Informatics, Inc., in Oran, Algeria and directed the development and testing of an intuitive and integrated electronic health...
Acting Head of Computing & Data Science Department; Associate Professor Database Systems
Jagdev is an experienced lecturer whose main teaching area is Database Systems. She is the Course Leader for MSc Business Intelligence and the MSc Big Data Analytics courses. Jagdev has published conference and journal papers on relational/object/nosql database systems, ontologies, text mining and cloud computing.
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...
Senior Lecturer in Primary Languages
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...
Associate Professor in Applied Social Psychology / Teaching, Learning and Quality Lead
Dr Elle Boag returned from industry to academia as a mature student due to a diagnosis of MS. She studied at the University of Southampton and gained her BSc., MSc., and PhD. in Social Psychology.
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...
Lecturer in Drama
Dr Paola Botham (née Sotomayor) teaches theatre history and theory in several programmes, including Acting and Applied Theatre at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, RBC. She was born in Chile, where she studied Journalism and Aesthetics at Universidad Católica (ranked as the top academic institution in Latin America) and...
Reader in the Psychology of Fashion
Anne Boultwood is Reader in the Psychology of Fashion for the School of Fashion and Textiles . She supervises a number of students in related areas, and also established and leads the Fashion and Textiles Research Group . Her primary research focus is the role of fashion and clothing in the construction and maintenance of...
Director of the Centre for Environment and Society Research
David Boyd is Professor of Construction and Director of the Centre for Environment and Society Research , based at the School of Engineering and the Built Environment . He teaches on the MSc Construction Project Management course. David has a background in engineering, but is better known for his management insights of...