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Staff draw on their own expertise

Teaching is highly informed and focuses on a practical form of learning.

Fabienne Benoist

Job title: Course Director for the BA (Hons) Education Top Up; Senior Lecturer
Telephone: 020 7815 5774

Fabienne Benoist is the course director for the BA (Hons) Education Top Up programme and a Senior Lecturer in the Centre for Education and School Partnerships.


Ruth Coakley

Job title: Senior Lecturer

Ruth Coakley is a Senior Lecturer in education specialising in primary science with interests in assessment and outdoor learning.


Clare Copeland

Job title: Course Director: PGCE Primary
Telephone: 020 7815 5701

Clare’s areas of professional expertise are initial teacher education and education and technology. She is a Senior Lecturer, the Primary PGCE Course Director and the Subject Leader for Computing and ICT in the Division of Education.


Anna Jones

Job title: Course Director - BA (Hons) Education Studies (work-based)
Telephone: 020 7815 5414

Anna’s teaching interests include the pedagogy and practicalities of teaching English to Primary aged children.


Gianna Knowles

Job title: Associate Professor in Education Studies
Telephone: 020 7815 5793

Gianna is an Associate Professor in Education Studies. She has over 12 years experience of teaching in primary schools in London and the Midlands. Gianna has written widely about inclusion, diversity and social justice.


Zoë Leadley-Meade

Job title: Course Director, BA (Hons) Education Studies (non work-based)
Telephone: 020 7815 5729

Zoë Leadley-Meade is a Senior Lecturer and the Course Director for BA (Hons) Education Studies. Zoë’s research interests are focussed on creative pedagogy as a tool for empowering students.


Prof. Steve Lerman

Job title: Emeritus Professor
Telephone: 020 7815 7440

Prof. Stephen Lerman is a researcher in mathematics education with a major interest in sociological and sociocultural perspectives. A former schoolteacher of mathematics, he gained a PhD in 1986 and has been at LSBU since 1987.


Sophie Mackay

Job title: Senior Lecturer, Primary/Early Years Education
Telephone: 020 7815 5433

Sophie Mackay is a senior lecturer in Education studies in the Department of Education. Her main areas of interest are citizenship, identity, children's literature and childhood studies.


Dr Nicola Martin

Job title: Head of Research, Higher Degrees and Student Experience
Telephone: 020 7815 5779

Nicola has a PhD focussing on inclusive practice with autistic university students. She has 35 years’ experience in education working with disabled pupils and students from nursery age to adults in FE and HE and an international research profile in the field.


Katherine Pechey

Job title: Senior Lecturer
Telephone: 020 7815 5897

Katherine Pechey is a Senior Lecturer in the Education Division, teaching on the PGCE and BA (Hons) Education programmes.


Andrew Read

Job title: Interim Head of Division for Education
Telephone: 020 7815 5444

Andrew is Interim Head of Division for Education and Head of Undergraduate Education Programmes in the School of Law and Social Sciences. His research interests revolve around exploring models of ‘good practice’ in teaching and learning.


Martha Shaw

Job title: Senior Lecturer
Telephone: 020 7815 5723

Martha is a qualified teacher in sociology, with an established research profile in the area of beliefs and values in education.


Helen Thomas

Job title: Senior Lecturer - Primary Mathematics Education
Telephone: 020 7815 8071

Helen Thomas is a senior lecturer in the Education Department leading and teaching on Primary Mathematics postgraduate and undergraduate modules as part of Initial Teacher Education and BA (Hons) Education Studies courses.


Edlene Whitman

Job title: Senior Lecturer ITE
Telephone: 020 7815 5453

Edlene is a senior Lecturer in the Education department. She is Module leader for PGCE and School Direct Professional Studies, on which she also teaches.


Simon Wickenden

Job title: Partnership Manager
Telephone: 020 7815 8003

Simon is the Partnership Manager within the Centre for Education and School Partnerships. He works in partnership with numerous primary schools across London securing high quality placements for trainee teachers and undergraduates.


Dr Helen Young

Job title: Senior Lecturer
Telephone: 020 7815 5451

Dr Helen Young joined London South Bank University (LSBU) in August 2016 from UCL Institute of Education. She is a Senior Lecturer in Education and teaches on the BA Education Studies and the EdD. She also has responsibility for partnerships with alternative educational settings and is Acting Course Director for the EdD.


 
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