Staff in the Department of Educational Studies
In this section
Marian teaches on the PGCE Secondary ML programme.
Dr Yangguang Chen
Yangguang researches into the field of educational bilingualism, focussing on implications of educational policy.
Dr Sheryl Clark
Sheryl's research focuses on girlhood, sport, physical culture, youth, schooling and identities.
Dr Emily Corbett
Specialist in Children's and YA Literature, with particular interests in twenty-first-century YA.
Una currently teaches on both the Primary PGCE and BA Education, Culture and Society courses.
Dave is the Course Coordinator for the Secondary Science PGCE having been a classroom practitioner for 32 years.
Sue has an interest in Eating Disorders particularly the role of self help support groups in supporting recovery
Dr Yael Gerson
Dr Francis Gilbert
Francis approaches Creative and Life Writing from an educational perspective to understand how it is taught.
Anna works on the Primary PGCE and Education, Culture and Society, specialising in Maths and Children’s Literature.
Eve has an interest in cognitive and social psychology and, specifically, the contact hypothesis and attitude research.
Dr Julia Hope
Julia’s research interests are in children’s literature, refugee education and children’s literature about refugees.
Dr Aminul Hoque
Aminul's work focusses on issues of multicultural Britain, youth policy, religion, race relations and Islamic feminism.
Dr Natacha Kennedy
Amanda researches the healing nature of the arts in schools, which forms the basis of her doctoral study.
Dr Kirstin Lewis
Kirstin’s work explores how ‘race’ and social class shape children’s experiences in the education system.
Dr Vally Lytra
Vally investigates multilingualism in society and language education in migration and minority contexts
Professor Vicky Macleroy
Vicky’s expertise is in language and literacy with a strong focus on creative practices and digital technologies.
Dr Miranda Matthews
Dr. Miranda Matthews is Associate Head of School for Student Experience in Professional Studies Science and Technology
Dr Liz Morrison
Liz is Head of the Secondary PGCE programme and teaches Secondary Science.
Dr Sipho Morrison
George is a Lecturer on the PGCE Primary programme teaching Science and Music.
Dr Tara Page
Tara Page is an artist researcher teacher who explores the entanglements of practice, pedagogy, place and belonging.
Dr Sarah Pearce
Sarah looks at how white teachers understand their racialised positioning and how this impacts on their work.
Dr Veronica Poku
Veronica looks at the impact of racism on minoritised teacher trainees and children in primary schools.
Dr Cristina Ros i Solé
Cristina carries out research into embodied approaches to language learning and interculturality
Professor Michael Rosen
Poet and children’s author, Michael’s research areas include processes of naming and the poetics of everyday speech.
Vicki’s research interests centre on creativity and English teaching in the Early years and primary classroom.
A teacher of German, Spanish and French, Susi’s interests are in primary languages, bi-lingual learners and coaching.
Faris is the Joint Coordinator of the PGCE Secondary Modern Languages Programme
Dr Esther Sayers
Professor Farzana Shain
Farzana researches and teaches in the field of sociology of education. She specialises in educational inequalities (with a particular focus on racialised and gendered inequalities) and also education policy and politics.
Laura’s current research focusses on pedagogy, counter politics and subjectivities.
An experienced KS1 and KS2 teacher, James has interests in coaching and mentoring, social class, social identities.
Professor Anna Traianou
Anna Traianou is Professor of Education
A former teacher of art and design, Neil’s interests are psychoanalytic aesthetics and the history of art education.
Dr Andrew Wilkins
Andrew Wilkins is a policy sociologist interested in education policy, comparative education and education governance.
Martin teaches on the BA Social and Cultural Studies programme.
Dr Thomas Zacharias
Thomas researches into ‘race’ and racism, the production of difference in political discourse and diaspora identities.
Dr Anna Carlile
Anna’s areas of research and teaching cluster around social justice and institutional prejudice.
Dr Jim Anderson
Jim has a broad interest in language-and-culture education and critical and creative approaches to pedagogy.
Professor Paul Warmington
Paul’s research focuses on critical race studies, education and social justice.
Dr Maggie Pitfield
Maggie’s schools-based research focuses on the contribution of educational drama practices to learning in English.
Dr Yu-Chiao Chung
Professor Dennis Atkinson
Dennis is an internationally published academic whose most recent book focussed on art, equality and learning.
Professor Rosalyn George
Rosalyn's research interests coalesce around issues of social justice and equity in schools and Higher Education.
Professor Eve Gregory
Eve's interests are in early childhood bilingualism, family literacy and a sociocultural approach to literacy learning.
Professor Ken Jones
Professor Len Platt
Len’s major interest is in the politics of text and the ways culture performs in politically strategic ways.