Staff Profiles: Learning and Professional Contexts

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Dr. Adeela ahmed Shafi

Dr. Adeela ahmed Shafi

Senior Lecturer in Education

Education and Learning

Adeela has a background in Psychology and has taught in Higher Education for the last 15 years, prior to this she taught in further education for 7 years. Adeela is committed to education for the most disadvantaged and on the peripherals of society.

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Dr. Liz Berragan

Senior Lecturer in Nursing

Health and Social Care

Liz is passionate about learning and teaching, guiding and supporting undergraduate and postgraduate students to become compassionate and responsive healthcare practitioners. Her research focuses upon learning experiences for students and simulation based education.

Richard Brice

Richard Brice

Senior Lecturer in Education

Education and Learning

Richard is a senior lecturer in Primary Education and mainly teaches on Primary Computing and Design Technology across the various teacher training courses.

Dr. Barbara Brown

Dr. Barbara Brown

Senior Lecturer

Education and Learning

A tutor / teacher with considerable knowledge and practice related to promoting inclusion in schools and learning environments through understanding children's individual and diverse needs.

Prof. Hazel Bryan

Prof. Hazel Bryan

Professor in Education

Education and Learning

Formerly Head of Department, Director of Master’s Degrees and Head of Research, KE and Consultancy, Professor Hazel Bryan's research includes education and extremism, education policy and research ethics.

Cathy Burch

Cathy Burch

Senior Lecturer in Primary Education, specialising in Modern Foreign Languages

Education and Learning

Cathy is a Lecturer in Primary Education, specialising in Modern Foreign Languages

Anne Dawson

Anne Dawson

Head of School, Media

Journalism

Anne Dawson is Head of the Media School, which is rated in the Top 10 in the UK. As an educational researcher and a broadcast journalist, her aim is to provide the best possible start for her students in their future careers in Media or Music.

Rachel Eperjesi

Rachel Eperjesi

Senior Lecturer in Primary Education and Course Leader for PGCE Primary

Education and Learning

Following a successful teaching career in local primary schools, Rachel is now a member of the English and Professional Studies teaching teams in the Primary Education department.

Dr. Colin Forster

Dr. Colin Forster

Senior Lecturer in Primary Education: Science

Education and Learning

Colin teaches as a member of the primary science and professional studies teams, following a successful career as a teacher in various schools and educational settings.

James Garo Derounian

James Garo Derounian

Principal Lecturer, Applied Social Sciences

Sociology

Criminology and Policing

James specialises in research and teaching around community engagement, rural issues, and interactive approaches to teaching and learning.

Neil Gilbride

Neil Gilbride

Lecturer in Education

Education and Learning

Neil has an extensive multidisciplinary professional and academic background stretching over 12 years. His research specialises in using psychology to explore school leadership and organisations.

David Hambling

David Hambling

Course Leader Social Work BSc Hons Degree

Health and Social Care

Social work is a responsible and privileged career finding out about peoples lives, listening to their stories and ensuring their rights are respected. Helping people make sense of what is happening in their lives is incredibly important. David's passion is to help students learn about the knowledge, skills and values required to practice as a social worker.

Clare Harris

Clare Harris

Academic Course Leader in Early Childhood Studies

Education and Learning

Early childhood is a fascinating subject area which Clare has continued to engage with for over 20 years; both as a teacher, Early Years Leader and Lecturer.

Simon Hyde-White

Simon Hyde-White

Senior Lecturer in Primary ITE: RE and Mathematics

Education and Learning

Senior Lecturer in Primary ITE: RE and Mathematics

Lynda Kay

Lynda Kay

Senior Lecturer in Inclusive Education / SEN & ACL MEd/MA International

Education and Learning

Lynda is an experienced Class Teacher, SENCO and Specialist Advisory Teacher for SEN/D. Lynda is passionate about improving outcomes for children with additional needs and supporting professionals to achieve this.

Dr. Jim Keane

Dr. Jim Keane

Senior Lecturer

Business Studies

I have been an economist all of my professional life at two previous universities and 7 years in the insurance industry. I am currently responsible for the Masters' stage dissertations and supervise a number of Masters' and doctoral students.

Tristan Middleton

Tristan Middleton

Senior Lecturer in Education

Education and Learning

Tristan is a Senior Lecturer in the Early Years & Education Team. He is passionate about educational inclusion and the opportunities for higher education to have a positive impact upon education practice.

Richard Millican

Richard Millican

Senior Lecturer in Education

Education and Learning

Richard has worked as a teacher and teacher trainer across sectors in England and overseas including Spain, Egypt and Oman. He is particularly interested in how education can help social justice and in education for sustainable development.

Ros O'Leary

Ros O'Leary

Head of Educational Development

Education and Learning

Ros is Head of Educational Development, with a wealth of experience and expertise in developing others' higher education teaching.

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Matt Perry

Senior Lecturer & Academic Course Lead, Paramedic Science

Health and Social Care

Matt is a Senior Lecturer and Academic Course Lead for Paramedic Science and takes a leading role in a number of aspects of the programme.

Rebecca Pritchard

Rebecca Pritchard

Senior Lecturer in Early Childhood Studies

Education and Learning

Rebecca has worked as a Primary School Teacher and Educational Psychologist, developing wide ranging interests in childrens development.

Russ Shalofsky

Russ Shalofsky

Senior Lecturer in Primary ITE

Education and Learning

Senior lecturer in Primary ITE and Education Studies

Mike Smith

Mike Smith

Lecturer in Popular Music

Music

Mike is a lecturer at The University of Gloucestershire in Songwriting and Performance

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Shaun Stammers

Senior Lecturer in Education

Education and Learning

Shaun has been an FE teacher since 1999 and has previously led teams at two large colleges across the A-Level, Access to HE, and Initial Teacher Training curriculums.

Rachel Sullivan

Rachel Sullivan

Lecturer in Physical Education

Sport and Exercise

Rachel is currently finishing her Masters dissertation on Assessment in Physical Education; working with local schools to develop professional practice.

Sian Templeton

Sian Templeton

Senior Lecturer in Education Studies

Education and Learning

Sian is a qualified Educational Psychologist and has worked in a variety educational settings including schools and specialist provision. She’s interested in supporting the needs of vulnerable groups.

Kate Thomson

Kate Thomson

Senior Lecturer in Primary Education: History and English

Education and Learning

Senior Lecturer in Primary ITE: History and English

Josie Truscott

Josie Truscott

Senior Lecturer in Psychology

Psychology

Josie is a practising business psychologist with Deloitte Leadership, assessing and developing senior leaders.

Dr. Paul Vare

Dr. Paul Vare

Senior Lecturer - Research Development

Education and Learning

Paul’s professional activity, research and publications focus on education for sustainable development a field in which he is internationally recognised as a thought leader.

Michelle Ward

Michelle Ward

Senior Lecturer in Early Years

Education and Learning

Michelle Ward is a Senior Lecturer in Early Years at the University of Gloucestershire. Her modules include Early Childhood Contemporary Issues and Children's Well-Being. She also acts as Academic Link Tutor for a partner college.

Dr. Sue Williams

Dr. Sue Williams

Senior Lecturer in Human Resource Development

Marketing

With practical experience as a trainer in both public and private sector organizations Sue has undertaken research and consultancy for a number of differing organizations. She has taught and managed postgraduate and professional programmes.