Our academic staff have a broad range of skills and expertise. Their extensive research and experience, passion and commitment supports and informs each of our courses.

Staff by area

Department executives

Education and Early Childhood

  • Colin Barr, Senior Lecturer, Early Childhood
  • Dr. Nicola Bowden-Clissold, Senior Lecturer, Early Childhood
  • Joe Brown, Programme Leader and Senior Lecturer Early Childhood
  • Dr. Tim Clark, Senior Lecturer Early Childhood
  • Katrina Diamond, Senior Lecturer in Early Childhood Studies
  • Dr. Nigel Newbutt, Senior Lecturer/Senior Researcher in Digital Education
  • Ali Shaw, Early Years Teacher Status Programme Leader/Senior Lecturer Early Years Education
  • Sally Spruce, Programme Leader Foundation Year Early Childhood & Senior Lecturer, Education and Early Childhood
  • Maggie Weber, Senior Lecturer Primary and Early Years

Professional Development

  • Jo Miller, Programme Leader and Senior Lecturer, Education and Professional Development
  • Kathryn Last, Programme Leader BA Education in Professional Practice & Senior Lecturer
  • Theresa Thomson, Programme Leader Cert Career Development 
  • Dr Jane Andrews, Associate Professor Education, Programme Leader EdD 
  • Dr Richard Waller, Associate Professor of the Sociology of Education, Programme Leader EdD
  • Dr Ciaran Burke,  Associate Professor in Higher Education
  • Alpesh Maisuria, Associate Professor of Education Policy in Critical Education

Initial Teacher Education