Our Staff

Duncan Anderson
Head of Discipline: Primary ITT/E

Liz Atkins
Professor of Vocational Education and Social Justice

Professor Liz Atkins is a leading scholar in the field of vocational education and training (VET). She has published widely on her concerns about how VET helps low-attaining young people move from school to work and associated ethical/methodological and social justice issues. Her recent book with Duckworth (2019) is Research Methods for Social Justice and Equity in Education (Bloomsbury).

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Head of Discipline: Education, Childhood and Inclusion

Sharon Bell, Head of Discipline for Education, Childhood and Inclusion at the University of Derby. 

Programme Lead: iPGCE and iQTS

Andy Bloor is a Senior Lecturer in International Education and Programme Lead for the iPGCE and iQTS programmes. His fields of interest are around International and Comparative Education and Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties in children, particularly those with Attachment Disorder and neuro-atypical children.

Jenny Boldrin
Senior Lecturer BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies and Academic Lead BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies Online Top Up

Jenny Boldrin is a Senior Lecturer on the BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies Degree and the Academic Lead for the BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies Online Top Up.

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AHE Partnership Quality Lead AHE HE Lecturer in Initial Teacher Education

Partnership Quality Lead for post-graduate ITT/E programmes. Lecturer in Primary ITE, delivering on the Primary PGCE Provider-led, School-based,  Primary PGCE Provider-led, University-based, BEd/MEd degree programme, and the Assessment Only route to QTS for both UK and International candidates. 

Chris Bristow
Senior Lecturer in Special Educational Needs and Disability

Chris is a Senior Lecturer in SEND and Education Studies.

Jo Byrd
Senior Lecturer in Initial Teacher Education

Jo Byrd is the Programme Leader for the B.Ed and M.Edu Programme. Jo has presented at TEAN twice and published in TEAN, FORUM and co-written a chapter on Early Years Teachers.  She is currently working on her doctorate examining, 'How Whiteness Manifests itself in Teacher Education'.

Geraldine Codina
Associate Professor - Research

Geraldine is the Programme Leader for the MA Inclusion and SEND and the National Award for SEN Co-ordination: Leading effective inclusive practice in SEN (PG Certificate)