ILD | The Institute for Lifecourse Development

Early Career Academic Network

Early Career Academics (ECAs) form a vital part of the academic community at the Institute for Lifecourse Development and Faculty of Education, Health and Human Sciences (FEHHS).

The ECA Network aims to support ECAs to develop their research and knowledge exchange agenda. The ECA Network provides a voice for ECAs by representing ECAs’ issues and views at the Faculty Research & Enterprise Committee and the University PGR/ECA Forum.

The network is open to all staff members within the Faculty who identify as ECAs (similar to the UKRI ECR Forum). By joining the FEHHS ECA Network you will have the opportunity to meet fellow ECAs, share knowledge and ideas, or develop new collaborations.

We have a highly multidisciplinary group of ECAs. Our research interests range from wellbeing and mental health, to education and social inequalities. We have expertise in nursing, social work, psychology, public health, and sports science, and we use a range of methodological approaches to conduct our research.

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ECA Representatives

Professor Andrew Clark ECA Champion

Dr Genevieve Breau

Dr Charmaine Brown

Our Early Career Academics

Jumana Ahmad

Lecturer in Psychology

Dr Amena Amer

Senior Lecturer in Psychology

Louise Atkins

Associate Professor in Teacher Education and Early Childhood

Dr Ramjee Bhandari

Senior Lecturer in Public Health

Fouad Bou Zeineddine

Lecturer in Psychology

Dr Natalie Bowling

Senior Lecturer in Psychology

Dr Genevieve Breau

Lecturer in Public Health

Dr Charmaine Brown

Senior Lecturer in LLTE

Diana Chaplin

Senior Lecturer

Dr Peter Collins

Senior Lecturer in Psychology

Christopher Dike

Senior Lecturer, Mental Health Nursing

Dr Oindrila Dutta

Assistant Professor / Lecturer in Psychology

Dr Ryan Essex

Research Fellow

Dr Harry Farmer

Senior Lecturer in Psychology

Dr Vanessa Fortune

Research Fellow

Dr Paula Gomes Alves

Senior Lecturer in Psychology

Dr Paul Gorczynski

Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Psychology

Jill Harrison

Associate Professor and Programme Leader for Early Years

Dr Tiffeny James

Research Fellow

Dr Erika Kalocsányiová

Research Fellow

Dr Laura Katus

Lecturer in Psychology

Jo Kenrick

Lecturer, Psychology

Bonnie Kerr

Programme Leader

Dr Rosemary Lobban

Senior Lecturer in Psychology

Dr Ade Magaji

Programme Leader for Secondary Education ITE Programmes

Dr Marianne Markowski

Research Fellow

Dr Jane Matonhodze

Academic Portfolio Lead Allied Health Professionals

Dr Denise A Miller

Associate Professor in Child and Educational Psychology

Dr Amy Moon

Senior Research Fellow

Janet Morris

Senior Lecturer for Early Years

Alice Neal

Lecturer Practitioner - Mental Health Nursing

Dr Yemi Onilude

Senior Lecturer in Midwifery

Dr Titilayo Oshodi

Senior Lecturer in Adult Nursing

Dr Muhammad Osman

Academic Portfolio Lead and Senior Lecturer in Public Health

Dr Claire Rossato

Associate Professor in Sport and Exercise Psychology

Dr Matina Shafti

Lecturer in Forensic Psychology

Dr Ewa Stefanska

Senior Lecturer in Forensic Psychology

Dr Charlotte R. Stoner

Senior Lecturer in Psychology

Alessandra Valentini

Lecturer in Psychology

Dr Agnese Venskus

Lecturer in Psychology

Rachel Wolfendale

Practitioner in Primary Teacher Education