Dr Jamila Hussain

Jamila Hussain joined BGU in April 2023 as a Senior Lecturer in ITE. She had previously worked in a similar role in South Yorkshire. She is also a member of The Brilliant Club and an advocate for promoting opportunities for pupils from disadvantaged or minority backgrounds. She has recently forged links with the University of Central Punjab to look at gender inequality in higher education.

Before embarking on a career in higher education, Jamila worked as a SENCO in Nottinghamshire and Nottingham City primary schools. She worked as an Early Years teacher for 13 years and SENCO for 8 years. As a SENCO, Jamila was the Achievement for All lead for her school. She gained her QTS from Manchester Metropolitan University and her National Award for SEND Coordination from Nottingham Trent University. Jamila also trained as an EY OFSTED inspector in 2022.

Jamila runs The Saffron Club, a science workshop once a month in a Nottingham City Library aimed at children and their families who are from less advantaged socio-economic status (SES). She partners with scientists from The University of Nottingham to run this outreach programme. Her current areas of research also include early reading and scientific literacy in SES disadvantaged families.

Prior to her career in education, Jamila worked as a post-doctoral electrophysiologist researcher for 8 years at Manchester, Cambridge and Nottingham Universities. She attained her PhD in Molecular Neuropharmacology from The University of Nottingham.

She is currently co-authoring a chapter in a book entitled: Encountering Literacies in Early Years Classrooms. She teaches on the Primary ITE UG and PG programmes. She is also a mentor for the MA research students. Jamila is also the ITE representative for the RKEC at BGU.