College of Arts and Law: Key School Contacts

The College of Arts and Law is made up of five Schools.

Birmingham Law School

English, Drama and Creative Studies

Heads of Departments:

Full staff lists:


Languages, Cultures, Art History and Music

Heads of Departments:

Full staff lists:

 


Philosophy, Theology and Religion

Heads of Departments

Full staff lists:

College Graduate School

 

Academic Administrative roles in the Schools

English, Drama & American and Canadian Studies

  • Head of Education - Dr Dan Moore
  • Head of Quality Assurance and Enhancement- Dr Amanda Patten
  • Heads of Research - Professor Dagmar Divjak and Professor Tiffany Stern
  • PGR Lead - Dr John Fagg
  • PGT Lead - Dr Erin Sullivan 
  • Impact Lead - Dr Ruth Gilligan
  • Research Lead (English Literature): Dr Rebecca Roach and Dr Jarad Zimbler
  • Research Lead (Drama & Theatre Arts): Dr Caroline Radcliffe
  • Research Lead (English Language & Linguistics): Professor Jack Grieve
  • PGTA Co-ordinator - Dr Philippa Semper
  • Assessment and Progress Lead - Dr Philippa Semper
  • Appeals and Reasonable Diligence Officer - Bob Holland
  • Senior Tutor - Dr Sara Wood
  • Senior Admissions and Recruitment Lead - Dr Dan Moore
  • Extenuating Circumstances Officer- Dr Matt Hayler
  • Deputy Extenuating Circumstances Officer - TBC for semester two
  • Staff-Student Liaison Contact- TBC for semester two
  • Academic Integrity Lead - Dr Oliver Herford
  • Employability and Enterprise Lead - Dr Ruth Page 
  • Global Engagement Lead - Dr Nick Groom
  • Programmes and Modules (School Academic Administration and Quality Manager) - Dr Ian Evans
  • International Exchange Tutor - Dr Matteo Fuoli
  • Athena Swan Lead - Dr Rachel Sykes
  • Equality and Diversity Lead - TBC for semester two
  • School Outreach and Engagement Lead - Dr Jessica Fay
  • International Student Authorised Absence Tutor - Dr Sheldon Brammall

History and Cultures

  • Head of Quality Assurance and Enhancement - Dr Dan Whittingham
  • Head of Education - Dr Kate Sykes
  • Director of Research - Dr Henriette van der Blom
  • Head of PGR Studies - Professor Mo Moulton (semester 1) Dr Simon Yarrow (semester 2).
  • Head of Taught Postgraduate Studies - Dr Gideon Nisbet
  • Learning Resources Representative- Dr Archie Dunn
  • School Senior Admissions Tutor - Dr Chris Callow
  • Admissions Lead- 
  • CAHA - Dr Dan Reynolds
  • DASA - Dr Jessica Johnson (semester 1), Dr Marco Di Nunzio (semester 2) 
  • History - Dr Chris Callow
  • MA International Heritage Management (campus) - Dr Faye Sayer
  • MA International Heritage Management (DL) - Dr Ioanna Katapidi
  • UG Assessment and Progress Lead (CAHA) - Dr Gareth Sears
  • UG Assessment and Progress Lead (DASA) - Dr Jonathan Gumz
  • School Plagiarism / Academic Integrity Officer - Dr Sarah Kenny
  • School Employability Coordinator - Dr Maeve McHugh
  • School Student Mobility Tutor (incoming and outgoing) Dr Steve Hewitt  (semester 1), Dr Simon Jackson (semester 2)

Languages, Cultures, Art History and Music

School RoleSemester 1Semester 2

Head of School

Emma Tyler

Emma Tyler

Deputy Head of School

Elizabeth L’Estrange

Elizabeth L’Estrange

Head of Department (AHCVS

Camilla Smith

Camilla Smith

Deputy Head of Department (AHCVS)

Gregory Salter

Gregory Salter

Head of Department (Modern Languages

Charlotte Ross

Charlotte Ross

Deputy Head of Department (Modern Languages)

Craig Blunt

Craig Blunt

Head of Department (Music)

Ben Earle

Ben Earle

Deputy Head of Department (Music)

Luis Manuel Garcia

Luis Manuel Garcia

Head of Education

Nicholas Hunter

Nicholas Hunter

Deputy Head of Education/Head of Quality

Emma Wagstaff

Emma Wagstaff

Head of Research

Fran Berry

Fran Berry

Deputy Head of Research (Impact) - (role share)

Sophie Hatchwell
Andrew Kirkman

Sophie Hatchwell

Head of Postgraduate Studies M4C Lead

Isobel Palmer

Lisa Downing

Isobel Palmer

Lisa Downing

Head of Taught Postgraduate Studies

Andrew Watts

Andrew Watts

Head of Global Engagement

Alex Cannon

Alex Cannon

Head of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Amy Brosius

Amy Brosius

Athena Swan Lead

Hilary Brown

Hilary Brown

Senior Admissions Officer

TBC

TBC

School Senior Tutor

Paola Cori

Paola Cori

Deputy Senior Tutor/Appeals

Paul Rodmell

Paul Rodmell

Extenuating Circumstances Panel Chair

Ruth Whittle

Ruth Whittle

Assessment & Progress Lead

Nick Martin

Nick Martin

Academic Integrity Officer

Matthew Riley

Matthew Riley

Study Abroad Chair

John Goodyear

John Goodyear

Birmingham Law School

  • Dean of School: Professor Warren Barr
  • Deputy Dean of School (Staffing): Professor Nelson Enonchong
  • Associate Deans (x3): Dr Peter Coe, Professor Rilka Dragneva-Lewers, Professor Martin Trybus
  • Head of Education: Linden Thomas
  • Head of Research: Professor Atina Krajewska
  • Head of CEPLER: Linden Thomas (Interim)
  • Head of Global Engagement: Paul McConnell
  • Head of Planning and Strategy: Dr Damian Gonzalez-Salzberg
  • Head of Accreditations and Risks: vacant
  • Student Communications and Special Projects Lead: Lizzy Przychodzki
  • Head of Quality Assurance and Enhancement (also programme/ module paperwork lead): Emily Carroll
  • VL/PGTA Coordinator: Dr Katharina Moser
  • Widening Participation Lead [also P2B Coordinator, Stephen Lawrence Scholarship Lead and Benussi Bursary Lead]: Dr Lovleen Bhullar
  • Student Complaints Lead: Professor Catherine Mitchell
  • BLS Skills Academy Lead : Dr Sam Cole, Dr Charlotte Bendall 
  • BLS Skills Academy Deputy Lead: Dr Sam Cole
  • BLS Skills Academy Dubai: Zeenat Beebeejaun
  • Deputy Head of Education (LLB): Dr Kieren McGuffin
  • Inter-Sessional Lead [also Welcome Week Coordinator]: Dr Samantha Schnobel 
  • Deputy Head of Education (Specialised UG): Dr Samantha Schnobel
  • French Programmes Liaison: Catherine Vincent
  • German Programmes Liaison: Dr Kathrin Hamenstaedt
  • Deputy Head of Education (PGT): Dr Lydia Morgan
  • PGT Community and Development Lead: Dr Felix Torres
  • Programme Lead (Energy and Environmental Law Distance LLM): Dr Walters Nsoh
  • Programme Lead (MSc Responsible Data Science): Dr Hailemichael Demissie (Interim)
  • Programme Lead (LLM Dubai Campus): Dr Mohammad Hwaidi
  • Deputy Head of Education (Exams) [also Assessment and Progress Lead, and Chair of the Board of Examiners]: Dr Rehana Parveen
  • Formative and Feedback Lead: Dr Amber Dar
  • Assessment and Quality Lead (Dubai LLM) - part of the LLM Programme Director Dubai role: Mohammad Hwaidi
  • Chair of the Extenuating Circumstances Panel: Dr Emma Breeze
  • EC Panel Member (x3): Dr Chen Zhu, Dr Chukwuma Okoli, Dr Jenny Papettas
  • Appeals Officer (x3): Dr Synda Obaji, Dr Emma Breeze, John Tingle
  • Academic Integrity Officer [also CAL Misconduct Committee Representative]: John Tingle
  • Deputy Academic Integrity Officer: Dr Alex Latham-Gambi
  • Deputy Head of Education (Support)  [also Senior Tutor and Head of Student Development and Support]: Dr Maureen Mapp
  • Deputy Senior Tutor (student case work): Dr Kirsty Moreton
  • International Student Tutor: Dr Georgia Antonopoulou
  • Reasonable Diligence Officer: Dr Alexander Orakhelashvili
  • Deputy Head of Research: Dr Alan Greene
  • Research Funding Lead: Professor Rosie Harding
  • Research Impact Lead: Professor Mairead Enright
  • Research Committee: Scholarship Liaison: Dr Celine Hocquet 
  • Peer review Panel (PRP) – member: Dr Bosko Tripkovic, Professor Jean McHale, Professor Lisa Webley, Dr Meghan Campbell, Dr Peter Coe, Professor Rilka Dragneva-Lewers, Professor Lorraine Talbot (S1), Dr Andreas Kokkinis (S1), Dr Katharina Moser, Dr Damian Gonzalez-Saltzberg, Dr Silvana Tapia Tapia
  • School Ethics Lead: Chen Zhu
  • BLS Blog Editors: Dr Alexander Orakhelashvili, Dr Gavin Byrne
  • REF reader (x3): Professor Kate Bedford, Professor Karen McAuliffe, Professor Rosie Harding, Professor Natasa Mavronicola, Professor Mairead Enright, Professor Shahab Shahabuddin, Dr Alan Greene, Professor John Child, Professor Anthea Hucklesby, Professor Sean Coyle (S1), Professor Karen Yeung, Professor Nelson Enonchong, Professor Catherine Mitchell, Dr Jason Haynes, Professor Aleks Cavoski, Dr Chen Zhu
  • Head of PGR Study: Dr Andreas Kokkinis and Dr Marianne Wade
  • Deputy Head of PGR Study (Environment): Dr Jason Haynes
  • Deputy Head of PGR Study  (Admissions and Funding): Professor John Child
  • Head of Global Engagement: Paul McConnell
  • School Communications Lead (see below as combined with School Communications Lead role): Dr Peter Coe (Interim)
  • BLS Open Access Champion: Dr Argyro Karanasiou
  • Head of Academic Development: Professor Sean Coyle and Professor Natasa Mavronicola
  • Deputy Head of Academic Development (Education): Dr Katharina Moser
  • Deputy Head of Academic Development (Research): Dr Szilard Gaspar-Szilagyi
  • School Equality and Diversity Officer: Dr Steven Cammiss
  • Deputy School Equality and Diversity Officer: Dr Tara Quinlan
  • Diversity Champions (x3): Dr Synda Obaji, Dr Shaimaa Abdelkarim, Dr Felix Torres
  • School Communications Lead (internal and external including staff, but not student comms which falls within Education): Dr Peter Coe (Interim)
  • Senior Admissions Tutor: Lizzy Przychodzki
  • PGT Admissions Tutor: Dr Henok Asmelash
  • UG Admissions Tutor: John Tingle
  • UG Admissions Tutor: Theresa Lynch
  • Head of CEPLER: Linden Thomas  (Interim)
  • Deputy Head of CEPLER (Research Facilitation): Dr Sophie Boyron
  • CEPLER Dubai Lead: Dr Shamini Ragavan 
  • Deputy Head of CEPLER (Employability): Frances Seabridge
  • Employability team member: Internal/ UoB placements (PGT focus): Natasa Gooden
  • Employability team member: External Placements (PGT focus): Dr Sandra Ingelkofer
  • Employability team member:  Entry into Qualifying Practice including Law in the City: Frances Seabridge
  • Employability team member: Employer engagement and CePLER placements: Nia Stead
  • Employability team member: Careers as an Academic (including ReSkill): Dr Emma Oakley
  • Employability team member: Careers at the Bar: Dr Audrey Cook
  • Employability team member: Legal careers in other jurisdictions  including international placements: Dr Sam Schnobel and Paul McConnell
  • Employability team member: international placement support in France and elsewhere: Catherine Vincent
  • Deputy Head of CePLER (Pro Bono): Amy Tabari
  • Pro Bono Team member: Supervising solicitor for pro bono legal advice and assistance (including LLM provision): Amy Tabari
  • Pro Bono Team member: Supervising solicitor for pro bono legal advice and assistance: Anisa Altaf and Nia Stead
  • Pro Bono Team member: Streetlaw and PLE: Dr Amber Dar and Dr Emma Oakley 
  • Deputy Head of CEPLER (Extra Curricular Advocacy including skills training): Dr Audrey Cook
  • Advocacy team member: Dubai: Dr Amer Tabbara
  • Advocacy team member: Skills training: Dr Audrey Cook
  • Advocacy team member: Internal Mooting competitions: Dr Felix Torres
  • Advocacy team member: External Mooting competitions: Dr Alex Latham-Gambi 
  • Advocacy team member: International Mooting competitions: Dr Damian Gonzalez-Salzberg
  • Advocacy team member: Negotiations (training, internal and external): Dr Amer Tabbara
  • Advocacy team member: Client interviewing (training, internal and external competitions): Angela Eggleton
  • CAL Director of Global Engagement: Professor Aleks Cavoski
  • CAL Impact Lead: Prof Fiona de Londras
  • CAL Sustainability Lead: Professor Aleks Cavoski
  • CAL Deputy ProFF Lead: Dr Ben Warwick
  • University Ethics Committee: Dr Chen Zhu; Dr Shaimaa Abdelkarim

Philosophy, Theology and Religion

  • Head of Research:  Dr Katherine Brown
  • Deputy Head of Research (Impact) - Dr Merten Reglitz
  • Head of Education: Dr Darragh Byrne
  • Deputy Head of Education (QAE) - Dr Isabel Wollaston
  • Deputy Head of Education (Student Experience) - Dr Jagbir Jhutti-Johal 
  • Head of Internationalisation: Professor Nicholas Adams
  • Head of UG Programmes - Dr Darragh Byrne (Philosophy) and Dr Karen Wenell (Theology)
  • BA Theology and Religion Programme Lead - Dr Amy Daughton
  • UG BA PRP Lead - Dr Amy Daughton
  • UG BA PRE Lead - Dr Karen Wenell (semester one) and Dr Katherine Brown (semester two)
  • UG Programme Lead (BA JH) - Dr Isabel Wollaston
  • Head of Postgraduate Studies - Dr Martin Pickup
  • Head of Postgraduate Taught Studies: Dr Herjeet Marway (Philosophy) and Professor Wolfgang Vondey (Theology)
  • PGT Programmes (Islamic Studies) Lead - Dr Ali-Reza Bhojani
  • PGT Programmes (Theology and Religion) Lead - Professor Wolfgang Vondey
  • PGT Programmes (Religion, Politics and Society) Lead - Professor Andrew Davies
  • PGT Programmes (Holocaust) Lead - Dr Isabel Wollaston
  • PGT Programmes (MPA) Lead - Professor Andrew Davies
  • EDI Lead: Dr Jeremy Kidwell
  • Distance Learning Lead - Dr Darragh Byrne
  • PGTA Co-ordinator - Dr Henry Taylor (Philosophy) and Dr Marie-Hélène Gorisse (Theology & Religion)
  • Library Officer -Dr Maja Spener (Philosophy), Dr Daniela Augustine (Theology & Religion)
  •  UG Admissions Officer - Dr Iain Law (Philosophy) and Dr Jeremy Kidwell (Theology)
  • PGT Admissions Officer - Dr Herjeet Marway (Philosophy) and Professor Wolfgang Vondey (Theology).
  • PGR Admissions Officer - Alex Silk (Philosophy) and Professor Wolfgang Vondey (Theology)
  • PGR DPT Director - Dr Amy Daughton
  • PGR Biblical Studies Seminar Lead - Professor Candida Moss
  • PGR Islamic Studies Seminar Lead - Dr Ali-Reza Bhojani
  • PGR Theology and Study of Religion Seminar Lead - Dr Rachael Shillitoe
  • School Academic Integrity Officer - Dr Darragh Byrne
  • Assessment and Progress Lead - Dr Nikk Effingham (Philosophy) and Dr Daniela Augustine (Theology)
  • Extenuating Circumstances Panel Chair - Dr Darragh Byrne 
  • Extenuating Circumstances Panel Member -Dr Iain Law, Professor Scott Sturgeon & Professor Nicholas Adams
  • Appeals Officer -  Dr Darragh Byrne 
  • International/Year Abroad Officer - Professor Scott Sturgeon  (Philosophy) and Dr Ali-Reza Bhojani (Theology)
  • M4C Applications - Dr Maja Spener (Philosophy)
  • Philosophy Society - Professor Scott Sturgeon (Autumn) & Dr Henry Taylor (Spring)
  • Woodbroke Liaison - Dr Daniela Augustine
  • Co-director of Birmingham Centre for Philosophy of Religion - Professor David Cheetham
  • Co-director of Birmingham Centre for Philosophy of Religion - Professor Yujin Nagasawa
  • CAL Misconduct Panel Members - Dr Nikk Effingham and Dr Iain Law (Philosophy), Dr Isobel Wollaston (Theology)
  • Senate Review panel members - Dr Nikk Effingham and Dr Jussi Suikkanen
  • University Academic Appeals panels - Dr Jussi Suikkanen
  • HASS Ethical Review Committee Member - Dr Jussi Suikkanen, Dr Amy Daughton and Dr Jeremy Kidwell
  • Extenuating Circumstances Panel Member for Law - Dr Nikk Effingham
  • CAL Widening Participation Lead - Dr Ema Sullivan-Bissett
  • ECARS Committee (CAL/COSS) - Dr Herjeet Marway
  • Research Progress & Awards Sub-Panel - Professor Yujin Nagasawa & Professor Lisa Bortolotti
  • Director of Ethics Research Grants Group - Professor Yujin Nagasawa
  • Al-Mahdi Institute Collaborative Officer - Dr Ali-Reza Bhojani
  • Oscott Collaborative Officer - Professor Hugh Houghton
  • Anglican Chaplaincy Trust - Professor Hugh Houghton
  • PGR Exams Officer - Professor Wolfgang Vondey
  • A2B and Schools Lead - Kathleen Murphy-Hollies
  • Beacon Officer - Dr Isabel Wollaston, Dr Ali-Reza Bhojani
  • University Chair of Academic Panels - Dr Isabel Wollaston
  • University Misconduct Panel Member - Dr Isabel Wollaston
  • Progress and Awards Board - Dr Isabel Wollaston

 

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