Academic Staff

Our team of academic staff are able to offer support and supervision in all areas of Quaker Studies. Some names below link to pages for more information about each person. If our tutors and other staff see the Our Team section.

Academic Staff Woodbrooke

Betty Hagglund

Betty Hagglund is Librarian and Learning Resources Manager and has overall responsibility for Woodbrooke’s library and archive. She is particularly interested in early Quaker history…

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Rhiannon Grant

Rhiannon Grant’s work at Woodbrooke spans academic and practice-based approaches to Quakerism. She teaches in Woodbrooke’s short course program and supervises research and teaches postgraduate…

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Academic Staff Woodbrooke

‘Ben’ Pink Dandelion

I began my academic work in Quaker studies in the late 1980s, co-founding the Quaker Studies Research Association in 1993. I was assistant Director of…

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Associate Academics

Academic Staff Woodbrooke

Stewart Yarlett

I completed my Ph.D. in Theology and Religious Studies (Quaker Studies) at the University of Birmingham in 2020. My thesis was entitled The Accommodation of…

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Rebecca Wynter

History, especially Quakers and reform; the Friends’ Ambulance Unit (1914-1919), aid history and humanitarianism; history of medicine and psychiatry; history of prisons.

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Benjamin Wood

Benjamin Wood is a Woodbrooke Associate Tutor, a visiting researcher at the Centre of Religion and Public (University of Leeds). He has previously taught Theology…

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Anne Watson

During my career I started as a mathematics teacher and eventually became Professor of Mathematics Education, now retired. Always keeping one foot in the life…

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Giselle Vincett

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Don Rowe

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Siân Roberts

History, especially twentieth-century Quaker women in humanitarian relief, education and social justice; refugee histories; histories of childhood; Birmingham history.

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Rosemary Moore

After some thirty years of teaching and raising a family, I took early retirement in 1985 and presently returned to academic study. This led in…

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Hugh McLeod

History, especially religion and sport in modern Britain; Comparison between the religious trajectories of the United States and of western Europe, with special reference to…

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Jon R. Kershner

I live near Seattle in the United States with my two young daughters and wife, who works as a High School math teacher. I am…

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Richard C. Allen

I am currently a PGR Lead Supervisor at the School of Theology and Religion, University of Birmingham/ CRQS Woodbrooke College, Birmingham. Formerly a Reader in…

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