Staff Profiles: Learning and Professional Contexts

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Steve Bullock

Steve Bullock

Academic Course Leader for various children and youth related courses

Social Work and Social Care

I have been involved in youth work since I was a young person myself and have substantial experience of working in different ways and settings and still volunteer today. My teaching is enhanced by this experience and my current PHD studies.

Rachel Eperjesi

Rachel Eperjesi

Senior Lecturer in Primary Education and Course Leader for PGCE Primary

Teacher Education

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

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Amanda Evans

Academic Course Lead for the Non-Medical Prescribing and Senior lecturer in Clinical Pharmacology

Allied Health Professions

Nursing

I have been a senior lecturer for six years, and for many years before that I was a Chief Pharmacist for a large NHS Trust based in the Midlands.

Emma Howell

Emma Howell

Primary Partnership Lead for Initial Teacher Education

Teacher Education

Primary Partnership Lead and Senior Lecturer for Primary Initial Teacher Education Programmes.

Lynda Kay

Lynda Kay

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

Early Years and Education Studies

I am an experienced Class Teacher, SENCO and Specialist Advisory Teacher for SEN/D. I am passionate about improving outcomes for children with additional needs and supporting professionals in schools and settings in their work to achieve this.

Tristan Middleton

Tristan Middleton

Senior Lecturer in Education and Academic Course Leader MA Education

Early Years and Education Studies

I am a Senior Lecturer in the Early Years & Education Team. I am 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

Early Years and Education Studies

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

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Rita Owen

Academic Course Leader for School Direct Salaried and Senior lecturer in English and Early years

Teacher Education

Academic Course Leader for School Direct Salaried and Senior Lecturer for English and Early Years across Initial Teacher Training programmes.

Matt Perry

Matt Perry

Senior Lecturer & Academic Course Lead, Paramedic Science

Allied Health Professions

I am a Senior Lecturer and the Academic Course Lead for Paramedic Science at the University of Gloucestershire.

Stephen Winstone

Stephen Winstone

Strategic Lead for Partnerships

Teacher Education

I have been the Secondary PGCE Course Leader for the last 7 years. I have leadership and management responsibilities for the course and lectures on the Professional Studies programme.

Dr. Adeela ahmed Shafi

Dr. Adeela ahmed Shafi

Reader in Education

Early Years and Education Studies

I have a background in Psychology and have been in Higher Education within the field of Education for the last 15 years, prior to which I taught in further education for 7 years. I have an MEd in Psychology of Education and a PhD in the education of young offenders.

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Dr. Liz Berragan

Senior Lecturer in Nursing

Nursing

I am passionate about learning and teaching, guiding and supporting students to become compassionate and responsive healthcare practitioners. My research interests include student experiences of learning and teaching in healthcare education, the development of professional identity for healthcare students, simulation-based education and inter-professional learning for healthcare.

Richard Brice

Richard Brice

Senior Lecturer in Education

Teacher Education

I am interested in both Information Technology and Design Technology as their curricula closely reflect the changing educational world that primary pupils inhabit.

Cathy Burch

Cathy Burch

Senior Lecturer in Primary Education, specialising in Modern Foreign Languages

Teacher Education

I am a Lecturer in Primary Education, specialising in Modern Foreign Languages

Emma Butler

Emma Butler

Lecturer in Early Years

Early Years and Education Studies

Graded an outstanding Early Years Teacher by Ofsted in 2015, I now lecture on the undergraduate Early Childhood Studies course and mentor on the Early Years Initial Teacher Training course.

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Joanne Cobby

Coach in Practice

Nursing

Coach in Practice

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Wendy Cox

Coach in Practice

Nursing

Nursing and coach in practice

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Richard Dobbs

Lecturer

Social Work and Social Care

I have worked with young people in a variety of settings (youth centres, support projects) since graduating and continue to do so - working with young people leaving local authority care. Seeing young people grow and progress has been very rewarding.

Justin Dunne

Justin Dunne

Senior Tutor for the School of Health and Social Care

Social Work and Social Care

Having spent a number of years in practice working with incredibly vulnerable people, I’m passionate about helping students work with care and precision with those in need of help and support.

Charlotte-Elias

Charlotte Elias

Lecturer in Nursing

Nursing

I am a member of the nursing academic team, teaching on a variety of programmes including: BSc Adult Nursing, Trainee Nursing Associate and the Trainee Assistant Practitioner Programme.

Lindsay Evans

Lindsay Evans

Senior Lecturer in Education

Teacher Education

I am excited by the way in which technology has transformed learning in recent years. I enthusiastically keep up to date with developments to find new ways to engage children with learning.

Chris Ford

Chris Ford

Senior Lecturer, Sports Journalism

Music and Media

I am a Broadcaster with 18 years in the TV industry.

Dr. Colin Forster

Dr. Colin Forster

Senior Lecturer in Primary Education: Science

Teacher Education

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

Neil Gilbride

Neil Gilbride

Lecturer in Education

Early Years and Education Studies

I have a multidisciplinary professional and academic background stretching over 12 years. I use this to research new ways of exploring school leadership and organisational life.

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David Goodger

Lecturer in Education

Teacher Education

I teach as a member of the English and professional studies teams, following a varied career which included working as a senior leader in primary schools and for local authority advisory teams.

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Dr. Hannah Grist

Academic Course Leader: PGCAP and Academic Professional Apprenticeships

Early Years and Education Studies

Hannah is Academic Course Leader for the Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice and the Academic Professional Apprenticeship.

Guy-Stuart

Stuart Guy

Senior Lecturer Mental Health Nursing

Nursing

I am the Academic Course Leader for the BSc (Hons) Nursing (Mental Health)

David Hambling

David Hambling

Course Leader Social Work BSc Hons Degree

Social Work 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. My passion is to help students learn about the knowledge, skills and values required to practice as a social worker.

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Kate Hammond

Lecturer in Social Work, Social Care and Youth Work

Social Work and Social Care

I am a Qualified Social Worker and Senior Practitioner, who is registered with HCPC. I have 12 years experience in 'Front Line' Children and Families Social Work for both the Local Authority, and therapeutically within the private sector. I joined the University in June 2018 as a Lecturer in Social Work, Social Care and Youth Work. My specialism is mental ill health in children and young people, and trauma and attachment.

Clare Harris

Clare Harris

Senior Lecturer in Early Childhood Studies

Early Years and Education Studies

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

Ruth Hollier

Ruth Hollier

Senior Lecturer in Primary Education

Teacher Education

I am a Senior Lecturer in Primary Education and part of the Primary Maths Team.

Simon Hyde-White

Simon Hyde-White

Academic Course Leader and Senior Lecturer for BEd Primary

Teacher Education

Academic Course Leader and Senior Lecturer for BEd Primary

Michael Isles

Michael Isles

Senior Lecturer in Social Work

Social Work and Social Care

Learning should be enjoyable as well as challenging - I always strive to achieve these goals in my teaching, particularly as I have such engaging subjects as law and policy, and mental health.

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Andy Lloyd

Lecturer

Nursing

Andy Lloyd currently works at the Department of Applied Sciences, University of Gloucestershire as a Lecturer in Nursing. As well as conducting action research in the nursing field, Andy pursues independent qualitative research in Astrophysics and Astronomy, with an interest in the outer solar system. He is the author of three books, and has had several chapters and articles published in a variety of books and magazines.

Dr. Alex Masardo

Dr. Alex Masardo

Academic Subject Leader: Early Years and Education

Early Years and Education Studies

Alex is the Academic Subject Leader for Early Years and Education, leading and delivering the academic strategy within the EYE subject community.

Jacqueline McNeil

Jacqueline McNeil

Senior Lecturer Primary Education

Teacher Education

I graduated with a BEd (Hons) degree in primary education and taught in a range of primary schools across three different counties in England, as well as at a British Forces school in Germany, before deciding to move into initial teacher education.

Joanne Munyard

Joanne Munyard

Lecturer Education and Early Years

Early Years and Education Studies

I currently work within the School of Education and Humanities teaching and tutoring within Early Childhood Studies.

Joanna Rigg

Joanna Rigg

Senior Lecturer in Primary Education (Geography and Professional Studies)

Teacher Education

I am fascinated by how we learn. A varied teaching career has provided many opportunities to think about this. I continue to puzzle over the possibilities of how we can make it easier for children.

Eve Scarle

Eve Scarle

Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise

Allied Health Professions

I joined the University in 2006 from a background of working in the NHS as a Physiotherapist.

Russ Shalofsky

Russ Shalofsky

Senior Lecturer in Primary ITE

Teacher Education

Senior lecturer in Primary ITE and Education Studies

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Shaun Stammers

Senior Lecturer in Education

Early Years and Education Studies

I am passionate about teaching and paricularly the transformational effects of post-compulsory education and training. My personal interests include history, literature and politics although my spare time is most often filled with gardening!

Eve-Tandoi

Dr. Eve Tandoi

Lecturer in Education

Early Years and Education Studies

My interests in children’s literature and pedagogy were generated through my Doctoral research. This together with my background in philosophy and interest in education policy fuel my current research.

Sian Templeton

Sian Templeton

Senior Lecturer in Education Studies

Early Years and Education Studies

I’m a qualified Educational Psychologist and have worked in a variety Educational settings including schools and specialist provision. I’m interested in supporting the needs of vulnerable groups.

Kate Thomson

Kate Thomson

Senior Lecturer in Primary Education: History and English

Teacher Education

Senior Lecturer in Primary ITE: History and English

Dr. Paul Vare

Dr. Paul Vare

Senior Lecturer - Research Development

Early Years and Education Studies

My interests in education and sustainable development have taken me from Africa to the Arctic, working with small charities, multi-national companies and the UN.

Michelle Ward

Michelle Ward

Senior Lecturer in Early Years

Early Years and Education Studies

I have a passion for Early Years which stemmed from time spent as a nanny in Australia. This passion blossomed as I later worked in schools and Early Years settings, before now working as a lecturer.

Dr. Tracey Wire

Dr. Tracey Wire

Senior Lecturer in Primary Education

Teacher Education

I work in Initial Teacher Education in the primary sector and teach across undergraduate and postgraduate courses, focusing on English, History and PSHE. I also supervise students studying for a Masters level qualifications.

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Julie Mordin

Coach in Practice

Nursing

Mental Health Coach in Practice