Our research team

Post-Doctoral Researcher

Eleni Dimitrellou is a post-doctoral research fellow at the Centre for Educational Research and Innovation (CERI)

Associate Professor Learning and Employment

Bill Esmond is Associate Professor, Learning & Employment. His work includes educational development activity and published analysis of vocational and higher education systems. He supports the aspirations of vocational educators for professional development and research, from local projects to doctoral study.

Head of Division: Business and Management, MSc HRM - Programme Leader/CIPD Lead

Judith is Head of Division for Business and Management.

Programme Leader for School Direct PGCE (Secondary), Senior Lecturer in Postgraduate Initial Teacher Education

Dennis Hayes in the classroom
Professor of Education

Dennis is Professor of Education and Chair of the College of Education Research Committee (CERC).

Senior Lecturer

Nick is a Senior Lecturer in the Institute of Education. He is part of the continually growing Further Education, Collaborations team that is responsible for the co-ordination of the Foundation Degree in Children's and Young People's Services.

Mohammed Jakhara
Acting Head of the Institute of Education

Head of Department - Education and Childhood

David Kershaw
Senior Lecturer

David is a I'm a Senior Lecturer in the College of Arts, Humanities and Education, who teaches on the BEd, PGCE and Schools Direct programs. 

Nicki Moore providing a keynote at the National Careers Education and Learning Conference, Derby, 2018
Senior Lecturer in Career Development

Nicki Moore is a Senior Lecturer in Career Development. Nicki is the Programme Leader for the MA Careers Education and Coaching and leads a number of small accredited and non-accredited programmes in career development and professional practice.

Associate Professor of Childhood

Dr Ruby Oates is Associate Professor of Childhood in the Centre for Educational Research and Innovation. Her doctoral thesis focused on the early childhood workforce. Ruby's most recent research is a staff and undergraduate student collaborative project evaluating children's views on outdoor play spaces. 

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