Staff profiles

The centre employs dedicated research and support staff and can call upon the expertise of numerous members of staff from across the Faculty and the University.

Head of research centre

Mike Coldwell
Director, CEIR

Deputy Head of research centre

Dr Bronwen Maxwell
Deputy head of CEIR and principal lecturer in professional development


Core staff

Lucy Clague
Research fellow

Sean Demack
Senior lecturer

Eleanor Formby
Senior research fellow

Dr Colin McCaig
Principal research fellow

Anna Stevens
Research fellow

Bernadette Stiell
Senior research fellow

Ben Willis
Research Fellow

Claire Wolstenholme
Research Fellow

Administrative staff

Ian Chesters
Administrative officer

Louise Glossop
Senior administrator


Associate staff

Ruth Barley
Senior Lecturer

Dr Mark Boylan
Reader in teacher education

Professor Cathy Burnett
Professor in Literacy and Education

Professor John Coldron
Emeritus Professor

Dr Ros Garrick
Principal research fellow and principle lecturer - children's workforce

Dr Julia Hirst
Senior lecturer in sociology

Professor Nick Hodge
Professor of Inclusive Practice

Professor John Leach
Pro-Vice Chancellor, Faculty of Development and Society

Professor Guy Merchant
Research co-ordinator

Professor Hilary Povey
Professor in Mathematics Education

Professor Tim Simkins
Emeritus Professor

Dr Ning Tang
Senior research fellow

Dr Carol Taylor
Reader in education, childhood and inclusion