Staff in the Department of Educational Studies

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Dr Emily Corbett

Lecturer in Education (Children’s Literature)
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Emily is a specialist in children's and YA literature, with particular interest in twenty-first-century fiction.

Una Coyne

Primary PGCE Programme Leader and Primary PGCE Admissions Tutor
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Una currently teaches on both the Primary PGCE and BA Education, Culture and Society courses.

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Sue Dixon

Joint Head of Teacher Education Departmental PGCE Senior Tutor
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Sue has an interest in Eating Disorders particularly the role of self help support groups in supporting recovery

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Dr Francis Gilbert

Senior Lecturer in Education, Head of the MA in Creative Writing and Education & course leader for PGCE English
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Francis approaches Creative and Life Writing from an educational perspective to understand how it is taught.

Anna Grant

Lecturer in Education
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Anna works on the Primary PGCE and Education, Culture and Society, specialising in Maths and Children’s Literature.

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Professor Vicky Macleroy

Professor of Language and Literacy, Head of MA Children's Literature programme, Head of Centre for Language, Culture and Learning
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Vicky’s expertise is in language and literacy with a strong focus on creative practices and digital technologies.

Jez Pinfold

Lecturer in Education
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Jez is the Course Coordinator for the Secondary English PGCE having been a classroom practitioner for 25 years.

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Professor Michael Rosen

Professor of Children's Literature

Poet and children’s author, Michael’s research areas include processes of naming and the poetics of everyday speech.

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Vicki Ryf

Lecturer in primary English education
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Vicki’s research interests centre on creativity and English teaching in the Early years and primary classroom.

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James Titley

Lecturer in Education
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An experienced KS1 and KS2 teacher, James has interests in coaching and mentoring, social class, social identities.