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Our structure Faculty of Education & Health

The Faculty of Education & Health consists of 6 academic departments and 9 research centres.

Pro Vice-Chancellor

Christopher Philpott


Adult Nursing & Paramedic Science

Morag Redfern, Head of Department
Surinder Walia, Deputy Head of Department

Education & Community Studies

Hilary Orpin, Head of Department
Gemma Mansi, Deputy Head of Department

Family Care & Mental Health

Karen Cleaver, Head of Department
Mandy Stevenson, Deputy Head of Department

Primary Education

Felicity Hilditch, Head of Department
Iain Kitchener, Deputy Head of Department

Psychology, Social Work & Counselling

Russell Luyt, Head of Department
Claire Monks, Deputy Head of Department
Ian Tharp,  Deputy Head of Department

Secondary, LLTE & PE & Sport

Simon Leggatt, Head of Department
Mark Betteney, Deputy Head of Department

Research Groups

Applied Psychology Research Group

Psychological research affecting positive change in the local area and beyond.

Education Research Group

Expertise in various areas including the development of excellence in literacy education in schools and colleges. 

Health & Society Research Group

A common interest in the health and wellbeing of individuals and populations.

Research Centres

Centre for the Study of Play & Recreation

Children's play, informal education and activity-based learning.

Centre for Leadership & Enterprise

A strategic interdisciplinary educational centre.

Literacy Research & Development Centre

International centre for excellence for the improvement of literacy practice in schools and colleges.

Centre for Children, Schools and Families

The centre focuses on education, health, well-being and social issues.

Centre for Positive Ageing

Helping people to grow older in a happy and healthy way is the subject of a major research initiative at the University of Greenwich.