Professor of Equity and Inclusion, University of Birmingham

Julie Allan is Professor of Equity and Inclusion at the University of Birmingham, UK and Visiting Professor at the University of Borås in Sweden. Her work encompasses inclusive education, disability studies and children’s rights and she has a particular interest in educational theory and the insights offered through poststructural and social capital analyses.

Julie has been advisor to the Scottish Parliament, the Welsh Assembly and the Dutch and Queensland Governments and has worked extensively with the Council of Europe. She has published several books, including Rethinking inclusive education: The philosophers of difference in practice, published by Springer; Social capital, children and young people: Implications for policy, practice and research, with Ralph Catts and published by Policy Press; and Psychopathology at school: Theorizing Mental Disorders in Education, with Valerie Harwood and published by Routledge.


  • 2013–present
    Professor, University of Birmingham


  • 1996 
    University of Stirling, PhD