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Miss Talitha Bird

Job: Programme Leader for Undergraduate Education Programmes

School/department: School of Applied Social Sciences

Address: De Montfort University, Leicester LE1 9BH

T: 01162078745



Personal profile

Talitha is a Senior Lecturer in the Division of Education, and the Programme Leader for BA [Hons.] Education Studies, BA [Hons.] Education Studies with Psychology, BA [Hons.] Education Studies with Languages, BA [Hons.] Education Studies with Placement Year, BA [Hons.] Education Studies with Enterprise Year.

For the past three years, Talitha has been the Widening Participation Representative for the School; supporting, developing and delivering several Divisional/ School/Facultywide projects. She currently holds the position of Divisional Placement Coordinator, and has also held the roles of Head of Year One, and Divisional Employability Coordinator.

Talitha's research background is primarily in gender, sexuality and education. She is currently working towards completing her Phd, which is a critical exploration into how children negotiate gender and sexuality in primary school spaces.

Research group affiliations

Institute for Research in Criminology and Community and Social Justice

Research interests/expertise

Gender, Sexuality, Childhood, Education, Space and Place, Critical Pedagogy

Areas of teaching

BA: Educational Theory, Issues in Childhood, Education and Social Justice, Critical Pedagogy, Sociology of Education and Childhood, Philosophy of Education and Childhood, Gender and Education


BA [Hons] Education Studies, MA Critical Theory and Cultural Studies, PGCE Post-Compulsory Education and Training

Courses taught

EDUC1113 Thinking and Learning in Higher Education

EDUC1114 Childhood, Education and Social Justice

EDUC3304 Dissertation

EDUC3315 Radical Education

EDUC3318 Reflection on Practice: Teaching and Learning

Honours and awards

Vice Chancellor's Distinguished Teaching Award 2016

Professional licences and certificates

PGCE in Post-Compulsory Education and Training

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