School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences

By Role

Staff by Role

Head of School

Email:
Telephone: 0191 2086553

School Manager

Zoe Bright
School Manager

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 6385

Teaching Staff

Dr Adam Brandt
Lecturer in Applied Linguistics

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 6593

Karl Cain
Programme Leader

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 6398

Fred Clark
DPD Primary PGCE

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 8452

Kim Cowie
Lecturer in Education

Email:
Telephone: 0191 208 6371

Professor Pauline Dixon
Professor International Development and Education

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 5047

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 6591

Dr Alan Firth
Senior Lecturer in Applied Linguistics

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 5273

Dr Simon Gibbs
Reader in Educational Psychology

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 6575

Jon Haines
Lecturer, Secondary PGCE Science

Email:
Telephone: + 44 (191) 208 6597

Dr Spencer Hazel
Senior Lecturer in Applied Linguistics & Communication

Professor David Howard
Research Development Professor

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 7451

Steve Humble MBE
Lecturer in Education

Email:
Telephone: +44(0) 191 208 7593

Dr Hanneke Jones
Lecturer in Primary Education

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 5460

Lynne Kay
Senior Teacher

Email:
Telephone: 0191 208 6393

Dr Ghada Khattab
Senior Lecturer

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 6583

Roger Knill
Secondary PGCE tutor

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 3525

Rene Koglbauer
Executive Director of North Leadership Centre, Senior Lecturer in Education (Educational Leadership)

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 8453

Dr Nicole Lallini
Lecturer in Speech & Language Pathology

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 3932

Professor James Law
Professor of Speech & Language Sciences

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 5250

Professor David Leat
Prof of Curriculum Innovation

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 6578

Dr Carolyn Letts
Senior Lecturer

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 7390

Dr Christopher Leyland
Lecturer in Applied Linguistics

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0)191 222 6000 (ext. 7384)

Dr Mei Lin
Senior Lecturer

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 5070

Dr Rachel Lofthouse
Head of Education

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 6576

Dr Elaine Lopez
Lecturer in Applied Linguistics and TESOL

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 6564

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 6528

Professor Nick Miller
Prof of Motor Speech Disorders

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 5603

Professor Sugata Mitra
Prof of Educational Technology

Email:
Telephone: +44 79 49 11 75 57

Dr Julie Morris
Reader in Speech & Lang Sciences

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 6841

Dr Carol Moxam
Literacy Clinic Director

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 5890

Maria Mroz
Lecturer

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 6585

Dr Sue Pattison
Lecturer in Education and Communication and Director of Integrated Phd in Education and Communication

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 7368

Billy Peters
Educational Psychologist

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 5435

Dr Nick Riches
Lecturer in Speech & Language Pathology

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 8720

Professor Sue Robson
Professor of Education

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 6760

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 8875

Professor Paul Seedhouse
Professor of Educational and Applied Linguistics

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 8873

Dr Peter Sercombe
Senior Lecturer in Applied Linguistics

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 5657

Dr Samantha Shields
Lecturer in Education

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 6565

Dr Faye Smith
Lecturer in Speech and Language Sciences

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Dr Heather Smith
Senior Lecturer

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 6820

David Stancliffe
Visting Lecturer (Physics Education)

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Dr Helen Stringer
Lecturer/Speech and Language Therapist

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 5196

Professor Liz Todd
Prof of Educational Inclusion

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 6572

Professor James Tooley
Professor of Education Policy

Email:
Telephone: +44 7976 403113

Professor Steve Walsh
Professor of Applied Linguistics

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 5094

Dr Janet Webster
Senior Lecturer, Director of Clinical Education

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 5235


Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 7797

Dr Pamela Woolner
Senior Lecturer in Education

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 5470

David Wright
Senior Research Associate, Research Centre for Learning and Teaching

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 3431

Dr Tony Young
Senior Lecturer in Language & Communication

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 7515

Research Staff

Dr Jalal-eddin Al-Tamimi
Lecturer in Phonetics

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 5208

Karl Cain
Programme Leader

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 6398

Dr Jill Clark
Senior Research Associate and Business Development Director for the Research Centre for Learning and Teaching

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 5637

Professor Pauline Dixon
Professor International Development and Education

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 5047

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 6591

Dr Alan Firth
Senior Lecturer in Applied Linguistics

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 5273

Dr Simon Gibbs
Reader in Educational Psychology

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 6575

Professor David Howard
Research Development Professor

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 7451

Dr Hanneke Jones
Lecturer in Primary Education

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 5460

Dr Ghada Khattab
Senior Lecturer

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 6583

Tom King
Statistician

Email:
Telephone: 0191 208 6510

Karen Laing
Senior Research Associate

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 8735

Dr Nicole Lallini
Lecturer in Speech & Language Pathology

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 3932

Professor James Law
Professor of Speech & Language Sciences

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 5250

Professor David Leat
Prof of Curriculum Innovation

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 6578

Dr Carolyn Letts
Senior Lecturer

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 7390

Dr Mei Lin
Senior Lecturer

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 5070

Dr Rachel Lofthouse
Head of Education

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 6576

Dr Elaine Lopez
Lecturer in Applied Linguistics and TESOL

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 6564

Dr Laura Mazzoli Smith
Research Excellence Academy Fellow

Email:
Telephone: 0191 208 6380

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 6528

Fiona Menger
Research Assistant

Email:
Telephone: 0191 208 5120

Professor Nick Miller
Prof of Motor Speech Disorders

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 5603

Professor Sugata Mitra
Prof of Educational Technology

Email:
Telephone: +44 79 49 11 75 57

Dr Julie Morris
Reader in Speech & Lang Sciences

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 6841

Maria Mroz
Lecturer

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 6585

Dr Sue Pattison
Lecturer in Education and Communication and Director of Integrated Phd in Education and Communication

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 7368

Dr Nick Riches
Lecturer in Speech & Language Pathology

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 8720

Professor Sue Robson
Professor of Education

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 6760

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 8875

Dr Alina Schartner
Lecturer in Applied Linguistics

Email:
Telephone: + 44 (0) 191 208 8567

Professor Paul Seedhouse
Professor of Educational and Applied Linguistics

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 8873

Dr Peter Sercombe
Senior Lecturer in Applied Linguistics

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 5657

Dr Faye Smith
Lecturer in Speech and Language Sciences

Email:

Dr Heather Smith
Senior Lecturer

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 6820

Email:
Telephone: 07966 865 860

Dr Helen Stringer
Lecturer/Speech and Language Therapist

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 5196

Ulrike Thomas
CfLaT Research Associate

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 5654

Lucy Tiplady
CfLaT Research Associate

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 7449

Professor Liz Todd
Prof of Educational Inclusion

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 6572

Professor James Tooley
Professor of Education Policy

Email:
Telephone: +44 7976 403113

Professor Steve Walsh
Professor of Applied Linguistics

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 5094

Dr Janet Webster
Senior Lecturer, Director of Clinical Education

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 5235


Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 7797

Dr Pamela Woolner
Senior Lecturer in Education

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 5470

David Wright
Senior Research Associate, Research Centre for Learning and Teaching

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 3431

Dr Tony Young
Senior Lecturer in Language & Communication

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 7515

Professional Service Staff

Francis Barber
Deputy Director (Projects), North Leadership Centre

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 5652

Christine Bell
Programme Secretary, MA Cross-Cultural Communication+ and MSc Language Pathology

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 8830

David Carr
School Office Co-ordinator

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 6387

Gillian Cavagan
Office Administrator

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 7388

Vic Christie
Deputy School Manager

Email:
Telephone: 0191 20 88297

Sue Clark
Research Support Secretary

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 6375

Frances Cook
PGR Programme Secretary

Email:
Telephone: 0191 208 6569

Ruth Daglish
Clinical Programme Secretary

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 7385

Deborah Elliott
Primary and Secondary PGCE Programme Secretary

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 6382

Lottie Garrett
Education Clerical Assistant

Email:
Telephone: 0191 208 6532

Eleanor Gordon
NLC Support Officer

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0)191 208 5297

Frances Hardcastle
SOLE Central Coordinator

Email:
Telephone: 0191 208 6395

Vicki Harrison
Clerical Assistant

Jan Holroyd
Programme Secretary MA IDE, MA IDE with CCC, MA EIP, ECLS Resource Centre Co-ordinator

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 6390

Gina Knaggs
Finance & Timetabling

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 6397

Janet Moss
Secretary

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 8550

Kate O'Neill
Personal Assistant

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 6553

David Patrick
Marketing & Research Support

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 6526

Mark Pearson
NLC Support Officer

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 6534

Allison Reid
Secretary

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 7385

Jill Richardson
Education Section Co-ordinator

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 6590

Helen Stewart
BA Education Secretary

Email:
Telephone: 0191 208 6532

Vivienne Sturgiss
Programme Secretary - MA Applied Linguistics & TESOL

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 6377

Jane White
Secretary - MEd Practitioner Enquiry

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 6799