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Staff and Associate members

Staff members and Associates of the group are listed below. Where possible, names are linked to personal profiles which contain contact details and further information about research and teaching activities. In the listing, a blue star (star) indicates those available to supervise research students.

We also have a list of Arts and Creativities Doctoral Students and Partners from outside of the Faculty.


Pamela Burnard

Professor of Arts, Creativities and Education
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Academic Staff

Catherine Burke

Professor of History of Education
History of Education and Childhood
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Hilary Cremin

Reader in Education
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Tyler Denmead

University Lecturer
Arts and Creativities in Education
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Mary Earl

University Lecturer, Secondary PGCE Course co-manager
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Carol Holliday

Senior Teaching Associate
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Ros McLellan

University Senior Lecturer, Masters Programme Leader
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Morag Morrison-Helme

University Lecturer
Drama & Arts Education Chair, College Liaison
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Bill Nicholl

University Senior Lecturer, Secondary PGCE Course co-manager

Mandy Swann

University Lecturer
EY&P Education
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Elizabeth Rawlinson-Mills

University Lecturer
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Rupert Wegerif

Professor of Education
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Associate Members

  • James Biddulph (UCPS Headteacher; interests in creative learning)
  • Elsa Lee (interests include arts-based research methodologies and environmental arts activism)
  • Tatjana Dragovic (interests in advancing leadership creativities and EdD work)
  • Susanne Jasilek (an artist-researcher with interests in advancing sustained creative futures)
  • Ruth Sapsed (CEO of Curiousity, Creativity and Imagination (CCI)
  • Frank Cornelissen (interests in educational innovation, network analysis and arts-based tools)
  • Joel Chalfen (interests in theatre and the arts)
  • Jenny Francis (interests in initial teacher education in music and the arts)
  • Sonia Ilie (interests in arts and creative industries, HE)
  • Fiona Peacock (interests in arts-based methods; creativity and counselling)
  • Julie Blake (poetry by heart; school poetry anthologies and arts-based research methods)
  • Liz Winter (interests in social identity research, widening participation in HE, curriculum creativities, social constructionism, atypical careers for women)


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