Who we are

A unique team with unique expertise

Our educators and researchers are internationally renowned for their work in Holocaust education. Supported by a dedicated operations team, we provide teachers with a world-class CPD experience.

Dr Alice Pettigrew

Senior Research Associate Find out more
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Dr Alice Pettigrew

Alice Pettigrew is a social scientist and senior research associate who leads the UCL Centre for Holocaust Education’s research team. She was one of the principal authors for both of the Centre’s national studies, Teaching About the Holocaust in England’s Secondary Schools (2009) and What…

Dr Andy Pearce

Associate Professor in Holocaust and History Education Find out more
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Dr Andy Pearce

Andy Pearce works across all of the Centre's CPD programmes, and is involved in the Centre's research activities. He is one of the lead authors of our national research into students' knowledge and understanding and is engaged in various academic projects. He was the Co-PI for…

Dr Arthur Chapman

Associate Professor in History Education Find out more
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Dr Arthur Chapman

Dr Arthur Chapman is Associate Professor in History Education at the UCL Institute of Education and a member of the research team at the UCL Centre for Holocaust Education. He is a fellow of the Royal Historical Society and of the Historical Association and a…

Corey Soper

Lecturer (Teaching) Find out more
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Corey Soper

Corey Soper joined the teaching team at the Centre in September 2019, building on a background in the teaching profession. Previously, Corey was Head of History at Jewellery Quarter Academy in Birmingham and spent four years as a classroom teacher in a variety of challenging…

Dr Eleni Karayianni

Senior Research Fellow Find out more
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Dr Eleni Karayianni

Eleni joined the Centre in 2015 and is a member of the research team. She has recently been involved in the design and implementation of the Centre’s research study ‘Continuity and Change: 10 years of teaching about the Holocaust in English Secondary Schools’ and is…

Dr Emma Aoife O'Brien

Lecturer in Holocaust and History Education Find out more
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Dr Emma Aoife O'Brien

Emma teaches across all of the Centre’s professional development programmes from Initial Teacher Education (ITE) through to the Centre's online Masters module ‘The Holocaust in the Curriculum’. Her main responsibility is over-seeing the Centre's CPD offer 'Unpacking the Holocaust'. Before specialising in Holocaust education, Emma was Head of…

Dr Evangelos Himonides

Consultant Find out more
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Dr Evangelos Himonides

Evangelos Himonides has provided consultancy and support to the Centre for Holocaust Education team since the Centre's inception. His expertise and interests include non-conventional datasets, research design, statistical analyses, extensible research topologies, mapping and geographical information systems, blended mode research, and human-computer interaction. Evangelos has also recorded, edited,…

Helen McCord

Lecturer (Teaching) Find out more
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Helen McCord

Helen is a member of the Teaching team and teaches across the Centre’s professional development programmes. She is a mentor for our Beacon School programme and holds a responsibility for the oversight of our ITE offer and reach.   Helen joined the Centre in September…

Dr Kane Needham

Research Fellow Find out more
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Dr Kane Needham

Kane Needham is a research fellow with a background in social science research looking at the implications of education levels on people’s ability to meaningfully participate in digital society. Other research interests include the role of education in context of de-regulated online spaces and how…

Louise Palmer

Operations Manager Find out more
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Louise Palmer

Louise provides managerial support to ensure that the Centre's work streams are planned coordinated and delivered. She has overall responsibility for programme and project management, marketing and communications, and business affairs. Additionally, she oversees the Operations team which organises the Centre’s professional development programmes, research,…

Nicola Wetherall, MBE

Head of External Relations and Schools Partnerships Find out more
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Nicola Wetherall, MBE

Nicola Wetherall is a Principal Teaching fellow and offers strategic leadership of the Centre’s public facing work. She leads develops and implements plans to build relationships and partnerships that showcase and champion the work of the Centre and its Beacon Schools to key stakeholders, potential…

Dr Tom Haward

Lecturer in Holocaust and History Education Find out more
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Dr Tom Haward

Tom teaches across the Centre’s professional development programmes, including the Initial Teacher Education (ITE) programme, the Centre’s CPD programme 'Unpacking the Holocaust' and twilight sessions for schools. Tom started at the Centre in September 2015 following a varied career in education. He has over 20…

Paul Salmons

Consultant Find out more
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Paul Salmons

Paul was our Programme Director for ten years and played a critical role in ensuring that the Centre's pedagogical programmes are uniquely responsive to the findings of rigorous historical and school-based research. Having established an international consultancy company, Paul Salmons Associates he continues to work closely…

Dr Rebecca Hale

Senior Research Associate Find out more
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Dr Rebecca Hale

Rebecca Hale is part of the research team and one of the authors of the Centre’s publication: What do students know and understand about the Holocaust? Evidence from English secondary schools. She leads the Centre’s quantitative research to explore the impact of the Centre’s professional…

Ruth-Anne Lenga

Programme Director Find out more
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Ruth-Anne Lenga

Ruth-Anne Lenga is Associate Professor (Teaching) and Programme Director at UCL’s Centre for Holocaust Education. A leading figure at the Centre since its establishment in 2008, Ruth-Anne directs the educational vision and strategy, oversees programme delivery, drives innovation including the Beacon School Programme and created…

Shazia Syed

Programme Coordinator Find out more
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Shazia Syed

Shazia Syed, part of the administration team, is a key point of contact with teachers and oversees the logistics of the full range of professional development programmes and special events. In addition she provides financial administrative assistance and supports the MA module The Holocaust in…

Professor Stuart Foster

Executive Director Find out more
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Professor Stuart Foster

Stuart Foster, in his role as Executive Director, has provided strategic leadership for the UCL Centre for Holocaust Education since its inception in 2008. He recently led the Centre’s ground-breaking national study  What Do Students Know and Understand About the Holocaust? in which nearly 10,000…