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Our Staff

Our students learn from the best – inspirational academic staff with a genuine passion for their subject. Our courses are at the forefront of current knowledge and practice and are shaped by world-leading and internationally excellent research.

Our staff's talent is also recognised by others.   Northumbria is now rated in the top 20 in the UK in eleven subjects, and in the top five in three subjects, by the Complete University Guide 2015.

Between 2008 and 2014 we doubled the number of our academic staff submitted for research assessment. We encourage early-career researchers and have a distinctive appeal based on academic excellence, entrepreneurialism and innovation. Our academics balance teaching, research and working with external organisations.

Our professional staff ensure the smooth delivery of the University’s activities. Their work contributes to an outstanding student experience, supports research and underpins successful partnerships and collaborative working with external organisations.

Our People

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Zafar Ahmed

Assistant Professor

Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing

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Lucy Barker

Assistant Professor

Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing

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Dr Mike Cole

Assistant Professor

Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing

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Jane Davies, Senior Lecturer Primary Education; Primary Lead Teach First
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Jill Duncan

Assistant Professor

Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing

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Lesley Geddes

Principal Lecturer/Teaching Fellow

Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing

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Northumbria Open Days

Open Days are a great way for you to get a feel of the University, the city of Newcastle upon Tyne and the course(s) you are interested in.

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Research at Northumbria

Research is the life blood of a University and at Northumbria University we pride ourselves on research that makes a difference; research that has application and affects people's lives.

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