Senior Lecturer in Biomedical Sciences
Ashok has a number of research interests, and is developing research projects with clinicians based in hospitals in Birmingham, as well as colleagues within BCU. He has had a number of published studies in the field of genetic predisposition to complex disease such as diabetic kidney disease and dementia in Down’s syndrome. He...
Senior Lecturer, Quality Co-ordinator, Foundation Degree Health and Social Care
Janice qualified as a registered nurse in 1992 and worked within the NHS for 20 years, initially within an acute area of practice. By 1997 she took her first community post, within District Nursing. After five years she moved to one of the first Intermediate Care teams within Birmingham. While working in these two areas...
Senior Lecturer in Criminology, Deputy Head of Department
Having initially studied Social Policy as an undergraduate Sarah became immersed in the study of the social world, this served as the foundation for an unrelenting interest in social research which she pursues to this day.
Early Music Lecturer and Instrument Curator
Martin Perkins started his undergraduate studies at Birmingham Conservatoire in 1993 where he studied composition and French Horn. However, his interest in Early Music soon led him to the harpsichord and, after studies with Lucy Carolan, he graduated with an MA in 1998. More recently he completed an MPhil at the University of...
Experienced nurse educator with a key interest in the the recognition and management of acute physiological deterioration. Also in the development of under graduate and post graduate nursing curricula.
Charlotte Phillips is a registered midwife, with experience of working as a caseload midwife facilitating antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal care in the home environment, and as a delivery suite midwife in a large obstetric unit. She has a passion for protecting the 'normal' for women who require higher levels of medical...
Visiting Lecturer in English Language
Esther is a sociolinguist and dialectologist whose specialist area of research is linguistic variation in the West Midlands. She gained her first degree in English Language and German at the University of Edinburgh before going on to complete a Masters. She gained her PhD from the University of Leeds in 2007, writing on Black...
Dr Nicolas Pillai is a research fellow specialising in jazz and visual culture. His first monograph, Jazz as Visual Language: Film, Television and the Dissonant Image (I. B. Tauris, 2016), rethinks the technological and institutional processes that mediate jazz onscreen. He has been a frequent guest speaker at the National...
Discovering jewellery during her formative years at South Hill Park Arts Centre, Jo Pond progressed through Berkshire and Loughborough Colleges of Art and Design, establishing her design process some years later during her Master's at The School of Jewellery, Birmingham. Her work has been exhibited internationally, showcased...
Senior Lecturer in Forensic Psychology, MSc in Forensic Psychology Deputy Programme Director
Dr Chrisa Pornari ’s decision to become an academic was driven by a desire to share her knowledge and passion about the field of Forensic Psychology, and to work alongside young people, supporting them in their academic journey.